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AVG LinkScanner

User
  • 9.4
  • Excellent
  • 22
Softonic
  • 8
  • Very good
  • Very good
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License:
Free
Language:
English
OS:
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
2013.0.2897 12/02/13
Last month's downloads:
488
Size:
4.2 MB
Developer:
Developer's website
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AVG LinkScanner is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8

You'll also need:

Minimum requirements
Framework: Internet Explorer 6.0.
Firefox: Firefox 2.0 Firefox
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Available languages

  • English
  • Italian
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AVG LinkScanner 2013.0.2897 12/02/13 Free English
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Safe Internet surfing

Elena Santos

Pros
  • Very easy to use
  • Works in real time
  • Doesn't slow down navigation
  • Blocks any sort of attack or potential danger
Cons
  • Installation includes Yahoo! search engine
  • Toolbar is not very useful
  • Not a replacement for other security tools

"Slows down search pages"

LinkScanner is okay for regular browsing, I guess, but it slows down search pages something awful--I'm guessing because, naturally, the page consists mostly of links. When I had it enabled, every time I googled something I ended up having to wait an excruciatingly long time for LinkScanner so the page could finish loading. I finally got fed up and disabled it. Instead I started using the WOT add-on for Firefox, which from my initial impression probably isn't quite as accurate, but which accomplishes essentially the same thing without slowing down searches much.

Pros
  • It's not made by Symantec.
  • Tells you when a site is sketchy.
Cons
  • Causes search pages to load with the lightning swiftness of a heavily sedated sloth in wet cement.
  • If you download it as a standalone application, it will infect your browser with Yahoo toolbar, the athlete's foot of the internet.

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