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AVG LinkScanner: Free realtime web browser protection


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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 06:02 AM

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AVG Technologies today announced the release of AVG LinkScanner, a browser plug-in designed to keep users from accidentally visiting sites hosting malicious code and other dangerous sites. In addition to scanning web pages while you surf, AVG LinkScanner evaluates search results from Google, Yahoo, and MSN. For each link it adds an icon indicating whether or not the link is dangerous.

LinkScanner looks similar to SiteAdvisor and Web of Trust.

According to AVG, in a recent study of about 33,000 web sites infected with malicious code SiteAdvisor only flagged 1.26% as dangerous while LinkScanner blocked over 90%.

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Edited by Liskiller, 21 April 2009 - 06:03 AM.


#2 MistaBishi

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:00 AM

Thanks for the share! Does it support Chrome?

#3 Syzygy

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:34 AM

Thing is annoying as; used it with AVG a year ago.

#4 Liskiller

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 08:59 AM

Actually LinkScanner is now standalone. Anyone can install it without installing AVG anti virus.

Edited by Liskiller, 21 April 2009 - 04:42 PM.


#5 Syzygy

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 09:58 AM

Actually LinkScanner is not standalone. Anyone can install it without installing AVG anti virus.

That made absolutely no sense.

#6 FalseAgent

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:36 PM


Actually LinkScanner is not standalone. Anyone can install it without installing AVG anti virus.

That made absolutely no sense.


Maybe he just constructed his sentence wrongly?

#7 AMIRZ

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:29 PM

I use McAfee SiteAdvisor

#8 Liskiller

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 04:43 PM

I wanted to say "LinkScanner is now standalone". :lol:

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