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You want to surf, search and enjoy social networking but you want to avoid infected websites.

With AVG LinkScanner® checking every web page before you even click on a link, you’ll know for sure that you, your identity, your personal information and your PC will never be compromised.

Finds threats other software might miss

Unique, preventative, real-time protection. As soon as you complete a search or type a web address into your browser AVG LinkScanner® interrogates the page before it loads in your browser. If it discovers suspect code it stops you opening it.

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing
AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing offers you a unique benefit. It’s able to pro-actively prevent infection. It does this by going way beyond the approach of most security software that only look for threats already known to the security community. AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing actually checks sites before they load in your browser for the type of dodgy code cybercriminals use. This means that, even if the threat is new, or only placed on a site you trust for a few hours, AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing will find it in real time and block access to the site.

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing protects you when you enter a web address directly into your browser, when you click links on search engines or social networking sites, and when your programs or applications access the Internet for automatic downloads or updates.

Rates each link for safety

Scans search results and security rates each link. You immediately know which site to trust and which to avoid.

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Search
AVG LinkScanner® Secure Search provides security ratings against each link your search offers, allowing you to assess the safety of every site you’re interested in before you go there. Each site is allocated one of four levels of safety rating with each level colour-coded so that you immediately know which sites to trust and which to avoid. AVG LinkScanner® Secure Search works with Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other popular search providers.

Surf and search the web safely

You want to surf, search and enjoy social networking, but you want to avoid infected websites. AVG LinkScanner® helps you out by alerting you to even newest and most temporary threats so you can keep clear of them.

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing offers you a unique benefit. It’s able to pro-actively prevent infection. It does this by going way beyond the approach of most security software that only look for threats already known to the security community. AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing actually checks sites before they load in your browser for the type of dodgy code cybercriminals use. This means that, even if the threat is new, or only placed on a site you trust for a few hours, AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing will find it in real time and block access to the site.

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Browsing protects you when you enter a web address directly into your browser, when you click links on search engines or social networking sites, and when your programs or applications access the Internet for automatic downloads or updates.

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Search

AVG LinkScanner® Secure Search provides security ratings against each link your search offers, allowing you to assess the safety of every site you’re interested in before you go there. Each site is allocated one of four levels of safety rating with each level colour-coded so that you immediately know which sites to trust and which to avoid. AVG LinkScanner® Secure Search works with Google, Yahoo!, Bing and other popular search providers.


Safety made fast

An effective level of protection that won’t slow you down.
  • Runs silently in the background - you won't even notice it until a threat is detected
  • Minimal use of system resources - it won't slow your Mac® down
  • Easy to install and run
  • Protects you immediately without need for a system scan
  • Automatically updates whenever a new threat is found

Protecting you from online criminals

Using innocent looking links

Online criminals often use search engine optimization techniques to ensure that their poisoned web pages rank highly in search results for popular news stories.

They do this by identifying poorly defended websites and uploading material relevant to the particular news story.

The example shown here appears innocent at first glance. However, it is the last three links listed lead to malicious pages that will try to sabotage your system.

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These tactics can be deployed several times a week, in fact, whenever a major news story breaks.

AVG LinkScanner® protects you in two ways. When you use a search engine, it automatically assesses the safety of each link and assigns a color-coded rating so you know which sites to trust and which to avoid. The second level of protection takes action when you click on any of the links offered. The requested page is scanned in the background for anything suspicious, if a problem is detected, LinkScanner® simply prevents you from visiting the page.

Infecting the communication tools you trust

Tools we use everyday such as Skype are also targeted by online criminals. They look to get past your defenses by sending you a message which appears to be from someone you believe to be trustworthy.

The conversational style and inclusion of an official sounding web link all contribute to making you believe it is a genuine communication.

Unfortunately the link is to a phony page that will be trying to get you to submit your personal information.

AVG LinkScanner® plays its role in keeping you and your data safe by scanning the page behind the link to see if it is a genuine site. If it detects something suspicious, it stops you going there.

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