Today the internet is full of harmful web sites and malware. Sometimes, you get paranoid of what to download and what to not download. Luckily, there is Dr.Web LinkChecker which you can use to scan a file or webpage before downloading or opening it. Here is how :
- Visit http://www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/mozilla+firefox/ in your Firefox browser.
- Click on the the Install (FREE download) link as shown in the picture below.
- This would take you to Mozilla Firefox add-ons web site where you can click on the green Add to Firefox button as shown:
- After the installation, you are ready to use the DrWeb link scanner.
You can right click on any link to a file or a webpage, and click on Scan with Dr.Web as shown :
If the link is infected, you would see a popup window like this :