AVG LinkScanner

AVG LinkScanner® provides an advanced layer of security against fast-moving, invisible web threats, verifying safety of web pages, and links returned from web searches. It works with most current consumer AV and security suite products. AVG LinkScanner technology is an integral part of AVG’s solutions, business and consumer, including AVG Free.

AVG LinkScanner
  • Real-time scanning of links you click on for threats
  • Scanning of links returned from web searches for threats
  • Real-time scanning for web based threats when you click on any link.
  • Links returned from searches scanned for web based threats when you click on the link
  • Works with most current consumer AV and security suite products
  • Easy to download, install, and use
  • Compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Win 2k

Download


AVG LinkScanner® is available as a free download for single computer, home and non-commercial use, only. Available in English only.

The most dangerous page on the web may be the one you are about to click on. AVG LinkScanner® provides an advanced layer of security against fast-moving, invisible web threats, and hacked web sites. It verifies the safety of web pages you visit, and of links returned from web searches (Google, Yahoo! and MSN), so you know how safe/unsafe a page is at the time you attempt to click on it.

It works alongside most current consumer AV and security suite products, delivering an additional layer of security they do not provide. AVG LinkScanner is easy to download, install, and use. It will not slow your system down. It begins protecting you immediately.


Tough on Threats

  • Real-time scanning of links you click on so you can be sure you are protected from the latest hacked or exploited websites.
  • Global community network providing up-to-date information, constantly updated to ensure you will always get reliable and up-to-date information about the websites you visit, even on newer or less popular sites.
  • Analysis of each web page instead of the web site. A web site may contain hundreds of web pages; LinkScanner scans each page to ensure you are protected.
  • Emphasis on analyzing the websites you actually visit, so you can feel confident LinkScanner is protecting you.

Easy on YOU

  • Compatible with most current anti-virus and security suite products, so you can continue to use your existing security software
  • Minimal use of system resources, LinkScanner will not slow down your computer even while protecting you as you surf the Internet
  • Easy to install and configure, to begin protecting you immediately
  • Automatic upgrades whenever a new threat is found by the threat intelligence network

AVG LinkScanner Icons


Symbol Risk Level Description
Safe Safe and free from exploits, phishing, social engineering and other threats.
Questionable There is a very limited chance the page may contain harmful content. You should be wary if the site/page is unknown to you or it involves online purchasing or login information of any kind.
Risky There is a reasonable chance that the page contains links to harmful content. You should not go there unless you have previous experience with the page/site and should carefully consider what personal information, if any, you share with the owner.
Dangerous The site has been set up to deliver exploits without user knowledge or permission and/or is a known phishing, social engineering or other malicious site. LinkScanner prevents you from accessing this site and, if any direct exploit threat is present, blocks that code from entering the computer.
Unknown LinkScanner was unable to scan this page. This could be because the page is no longer there, is malformed, or is not an actual webpage (PDF, MP3 or the like). It could also be the result of an unexpected error in LinkScanner when scanning the page.

Computer Hardware

  • Intel Pentium 300 MHz
  • 30 MB free hard drive space (for installation)
  • 256 MB RAM

Supported browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (6.0 or higher), including IE 8.0
  • Mozilla Firefox (2.0 or higher)
  • Chrome
  • Opera (Active Surf-Shield only)

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Languages

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