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%.
How it works
Edited by Liskiller, 21 April 2009 - 06:03 AM.