Every new day we get to hear about a new type of malware making its way in the wild. These malicious programs spread through the internet and many of them infect our computers when we accidentally click on malicious URLs. These specially designed malicious links are embedded in suspicious and shady websites. Sometimes these malicious links are sent through email messages with unbelievable offers.
When an unsuspecting user naively clicks on these links, they end up downloading malware on their computer unknowingly. Once the malware makes your computer its home, it begins to cause damage, steal your private information and invite even deadlier viruses on your PC.
Before you blindly click on a link that your friend Bob has sent you through an email message, you should scan it for malware. With the help of Dr.Web Link Scanner online tool the task has become extremely easy. Here is how it is done in a few seconds.
- Visit Dr.Web link scanner web page https://vms.drweb.com/online/?lng=en in your web browser.
- Copy paste the suspicious URL in the text box provided on this page and then click on the Send button.
- In just a few seconds, you will see the complete analysis of that URL. It will tell you whether that link is included in the Dr.Web malicious sites list (these sites are to be avoided at all cost). It will also analyze the contents of the page and show you the results for each of the items. If the page points to an EXE it will unpack the EXE and analyze its contents one by one.
You have to make your decision based on the information displayed, but if you see red colored THREAT! then it generally means that the URL is unsafe to visit. But if you see green colored NO VIRUSES, then the link can be assumed to be safe for visiting.