Dr.Web Link Checker
Dr.Web antivirus extension for link scanning from the context menu. Protects against malware and phishing attacks on social media.
What is Dr.Web Link Checker?
Dr.Web Link Checker is a powerful Chrome extension designed for internet safety. Developed as part of Dr.Web's robust suite, it offers instant webpage and download scanning, blocks unwanted ads, and protects against activity monitoring and malware. Ideal for social networks, this tool checks links in emails, detects malformed links, blocks common ad networks, and more. It combines the best of Dr.Web's antivirus capabilities into a user-friendly browser tool.
Dr.Web Link Checker is a free extension for Google Chrome that can instantly scan webpages and files downloaded from the Internet, and block website attempts to monitor user activity and display advertisements.
If, for some reason, you have not yet entrusted Dr.Web products to defend your computers, use Dr.Web Link Checker, and surf the World Wide Web without fear of virus attacks, phishing attempts, and annoying ads!
Dr.Web Link Checker’s automatic features • Dr.Web antivirus extension for scanning links. Accessible from the context menu. Protects against phishing attacks and malware infections on social networks. • Blocks attempts to monitor user Internet activity, including on social networks. Blocks all the most common ad network resources and web behaviour analytics that allow user search requests and visited sites to be analysed and the resulting collected data to be used to display specific ads to users. • Blocks ads (social network advertising plugins embedded in pages of third-party sites, ad networks, flash banners and videos, and separate ad units on a page). User-created site exceptions lists indicate which sites can display ads.
User-requested scanning for phishing attempts, malware, unwanted or non-recommended sites
• Scans links before visiting a site • Scans files (up to 12 MB in size) before downloading them from the Internet • Checks links in e-mail messages processed by Mozilla Thunderbird
User reviews summary
- Works well and provides important protection
- Lightweight and effectively blocks essentials
- Has a good track record with some users for many years
- Struggles to block advertisements
- Can mistake safe links for dangerous ones
- Errors when scanning websites with viruses
- Malware and phishing deterrence
- Errors when scanning certain sites
- Free useful tool
Dr.Web Link Checker is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Dr.Web Link Checker if you trust the publisher.
Dr.Web Link Checker has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.
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