AVG LinkScanner Free Edition 2011

AVG LinkScanner Free Edition 2011

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 140 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10.0.1390
  • Total Downloads:
    345,872
  • Date Added:
    July 13, 2011
  • File Size:
    4.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    373
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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Editors' Review

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AVG has resurrected LinkScanner as a free plug-in for Firefox and Internet Explorer. AVG Anti-Virus fans shouldn't fret, though; LinkScanner is still included in the AV suite. The new LinkScanner works much the same as the original one did. AVG's "Search Shield" returns search results from both Google and Yahoo with flags next to them. Green flags on Google indicate a result is safe to click through to, while Yahoo-safe results display no flags. This might have been a configuration error, although rebooting the browser didn't change the results. Links that are unsafe on both search engines will return red flags.

Hovering over a flag provides further details. Green flags show the IP address, the amount of time the scan took, and the date and time of the most recent scan. Red flags highlight the same information, as well as the risk category and the site name. Attempting to click through to a red-flagged page will take you to a warning screen that repeats most of the red-flag information--AVG calls this the "Active Surf-Shield." A small link at the bottom of the red-blocked screen will let you click through, although it cautions users that it will continue to block potentially harmful content.

LinkScanner also offers two "slow down" warnings. The first is yellow with one exclamation point in it, while the second is orange and has two exclamation points. A link at the bottom of the pop-up takes you to the AVG product comparison page. It's notable that LinkScanner didn't slow down search results or click-through page loading times in any perceptible way, and that the new independent version functions just as well as the old independent version.

 
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    "horrible, scary company"

    July 10, 2013   |   By henrytuttle

    Version: AVG LinkScanner Free Edition 2013 2013.0.3349

    Pros

    i don't know

    Cons

    avg installs software on your system that should be considered malware

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 10.0.1390
    Version 10.0.1390 is a maintenance release.
    General
    Publisher AVG Technologies USA
    Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
    Release Date July 13, 2011
    Date Added July 13, 2011
    Version 10.0.1390
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Privacy Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 4.37MB
    File Name avg_smf_stb_all_2015_5315_cnet.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 345,872
    Downloads Last Week 373
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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