The best way to prevent malware from infecting your PC is to scan the Web for potentially harmful links. One of the most effective ways to do this is to use a malware URL checker.
How do I know if a URL is safe?
Thankfully, there are several tools on the market that will help you to do this. These tools can identify a variety of threats, including viruses, spyware, and phishing. Among the most popular are VirusTotal and Email Veritas.
VirusTotal’s free site security malware URL checker uses more than 70 antivirus scanners to scan a site and generate a report. Besides checking for malware, the site also reports on infected files and external links.
Aside from being a free tool, VirusTotal also provides a public API service that allows developers to incorporate its information into their applications. Some of the most useful features of this service include the ability to check for malicious code in an embedded HTML iframe and to automatically block dangerous downloads.
Similarly, URLVoid is an online tool that uses over 30 blacklist engines to detect and filter links. It also gives users the chance to share the results with others with a sharable link.
hpHosts is another URL scanning tool that will scan a website for phishing attacks and other malware. Unlike Google Safe Browsing, hpHosts gives more detailed information.
Lastly, IPQS is a web-based tool that will check your domains for phishing, abuse, and other potential vulnerabilities. This tool uses deep machine learning and AI algorithms to determine suspicious sites.