AVG LinkScanner is a free tool which compliments your web browser. It helps to protect surfers against malicious and hacked web sites.
Having AVG LinkScanner installed protects you against threats, supposedly in real-time. It scans each web site as they are being visited and works fully in the background until an active threat has been found. Unlike tools solely based on user opinion like WOT, AVG LinkScanner is powered by a real antivirus tool.
This software is effective at eliminating some threats having to do with warez, cracks, exploits, malware and other malicious online threats.
The user interface of LinkScanner is integrated into your web browser and displays warning icons beside search results, for example Google results. Hovering over one of the icons (red or green) will display a popup detailing the risks such as the risk category, the name of the risk, the site IP address and the date of the scan.
AVG LinkScanner will generally run fine on most Windows systems and doesn't really use that much with regards to CPU and memory. Some users have reported that the program may mess with the install/uninstall of other AVG programs like AVG Antivirus.
In the end, AVG LinkScanner should add an extra layer of security to web browsing but is not an all-in-one solution so having a real antivirus program installed is advisable.AVG LinkScanner features and highlights:
AVG LinkScanner is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. AVG LinkScanner 2015.5941 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this link scanner software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of AVG LinkScanner may be available from AVG Technologies.
We have tested AVG LinkScanner 2015.5941 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]