Dr.Web LinkChecker

Dr.Web LinkChecker

This plugin allows you to check any file you are about to download, any page you are about to visit with online version of Dr.Web anti-virus.

  • Dr.Web LinkChecker
  • Dr.Web LinkChecker
What is Dr.Web LinkChecker?
Dr.Web LinkChecker is a free Firefox extension that adds an extra layer of security to your online experience. It instantly scans webpages and files from the Internet, blocking any attempts to monitor user activity and display unwanted ads. Offering protection against malware infections and phishing attacks, it scrutinizes links before you visit any site, checks files before downloading, and even scans links in your email. It also allows users to manually scan for threats and block stubborn ads. Ensure safe and seamless browsing with Dr.Web LinkChecker.
Merlin
Stats
Users: 3,439 ▲ 6
Rating: 4.03 (37)
Version: 3.9.22.11161 (Last updated: 2022-12-08)
Creation date: 2005-07-02
Weekly download count: 85
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • contextMenus
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • storage
Size: 575.49K
Stats date:

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Summary

Dr.Web Link Checker is a free extension that can instantly scan webpages and files downloaded from the Internet, and block website attempts to monitor user activity and display advertisements.

If, for some reason, you have not yet entrusted Dr.Web products to defend your computers, use Dr.Web Link Checker, and surf the World Wide Web without fear of virus attacks, phishing attempts, and annoying ads!

Dr.Web Link Checker’s automatic features • Protects against phishing attacks and malware infections in social media. External links in social networks are scanned automatically, and then a warning is displayed about the danger of following links from social networks to other sites.

• Blocks attempts to monitor user Internet activity, including on social networks. Blocks all the most common ad network resources and web behaviour analytics that allow user search requests and visited sites to be analysed and the resulting collected data to be used to display specific ads to users.
• Blocks ads (social network advertising plugins embedded in pages of third-party sites, ad networks, flash banners and videos, and separate ad units on a page). User-created site exceptions lists indicate which sites can display ads.

User-requested scanning for phishing attempts, malware, unwanted or non-recommended sites

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
    Cons
    • Does not effectively block ads
    • Causes annoying pop-up banners
    • Unable to check external links
    Most mentioned
    • Does not effectively block ads
    • Causes annoying pop-up banners
    • Unable to check external links
    Recent reviews
    Расширение - пустышка. Сколько бы я не пробовал проверять "внешние" ссылки, всегда результат один и тот же: "Не удалось проверить ссылку. Страница недоступна или Dr.Web Link Checker не может проверить ссылку. Повторите попытку позже."

    by Роман, 2024-03-30

    by Роман, 2024-03-30
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    Safety
    Risk impact

    Dr.Web LinkChecker is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Dr.Web LinkChecker if you trust the publisher.

    Risk likelihood

    Dr.Web LinkChecker has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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