1.    18 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 424
    Windows 10

    Dangerous Links: Did I just click on a malicious link?

    I may sound paranoid, but I know my personal information can be accessed by me just clicking on a link as this happened to me earlier in the year.

    Is there some kind of "online scanner" I can use to check if a link contains malicious intentions like if it wants to steal my password and username that I'm logged into on my other tabs in the same browser window?

    Thanks for any help!
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  2.    19 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    South Central Texas
    Posts : 151
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    You might be able to use a free app called VirusTotal. It analyzes suspicious files and URLs with 60+ malware scanners.

    FAQ - VirusTotal
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  3.    21 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 424
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter


    I didn't know VirusTotal.com scan links? I thought it could only scan files?
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  4.    21 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 1,626
    windows 10

    If you set you dns to open dns Use OpenDNS it will block any dodgy sites it updates in real time
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