Questionable URL? Here’s a tool to help.

We recently heard of’s FREE web-based web address checker.

Have you received email which looks suspicious or has a link which you’re uncertain about? (This is how phishing often takes advantage of you!)

Right click on the link and copy the link address, then go to and paste it in. It’ll return a rating as to whether it’s likely to be malicious or not.

It’s not perfect – I entered a link to an exploit reporting website and six out of 93 reports said it was malicious (it isn’t). But it will definitely give you a better idea as to the trustworthiness of any random URL you receive.

By the way, it works on most shortened URLs too:,, etc.

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