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LinkScanner - what is it?

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The LinkScanner component provides protection against websites that are designed to install malware on your computer via the web browser or its plugins. LinkScanner consists of two features, AVG Surf-Shield and Online Shield. LinkScanner scans the contents of the websites you are visiting, regardless of the address. As the component scans the HTTP traffic, it works regardless of the browser used.

The LinkScanner component can be connected with the AVG Security Toolbar, which is a part of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Internet browsers. You can read more about AVG Security Toolbar in FAQ 4359.

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