Do you scan a site before clicking its URL?

@Ronimas (699)
India
June 5, 2007 2:51pm CST
Sometimes we whimsically click website URL that in search engine or emailed from a friend or from other source with doubt whether it is safe to visit. Fortunately there is a online service to check such links called linkchecker and the good news is it's free to use. It takes few seconds to report for any risk factor to visit the site. Do you have any other service to use?
3 responses
• Italy
5 Jun 07
You can add McAfee site advisor, is a little software that show you in your browser risk factor before open a website.... If label is green website is ok, if is yello attention and if is red very dangerous, this software give you a little report as popup windows etc. I think is a gooe utility!!!!
@Ronimas (699)
• India
5 Jun 07
Thanks emiliano. I have already site advisor in my browser. It works nice for website report, but no report for malicious thing. Linkscanner does it.
• Italy
6 Jun 07
When McAfee make a red label near the web link, it show a little report and is is possible write:virus
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
6 Jun 07
I usually trust my antivirus software. Usually I'm pretty careful about where I go. I didn't know about any online services that do that so I'll have to keep that in mind down the road.
@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
5 Jun 07
Never. I trust in my virus and antispy protection. Also I use Windows Defender (free) and sometimes have observed that there appeared a notice from Internet Explorer 7 with the warning: This site may be dangerous. Normally it occurs with sites that showed up in a search engine, so I don't insist in opening. I'll look up linkchecker, thanks for the advice.