Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker

Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 11 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.15
  • Total Downloads:
    21,755
  • Date Added:
    September 22, 2007
  • File Size:
    18.48KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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Dr. Web helps you minimize contact with unsanitary files before you download them, by scanning them in advance and letting you know if the file has a clean bill of health or if you should put on your biohazard suit before handling the innocuous-looking critter.

This review is for Firefox and Thunderbird, although the publisher makes versions for Internet Explorer and Opera, as well. The plug-in adds a context-menu option that scans files for viruses before you download them. It then opens up a new window, and even with a 400MB file it took only about 15 seconds to return a green-themed "Clean" window for a virus-free result. The red-tinted "Infected" pops up if you're about to perform some risky behavior.

One thing to keep in mind with the link checker is that it's designed only to check for viruses and it's only meant to work with downloads. Dr. Web's effectiveness depends on how often its publisher updates its definition files, but since the publisher's been around since the mid-1990s it seems to take its updates very seriously. The plug-in doesn't do much beyond what's advertised, but what it does fill a small but important hole.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Very Great & Nice Software"

    April 12, 2008   |   By Iliusha

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

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  • 1 stars

    "I didn't waste too much time figuring out how it work. I uninstalled it."

    March 20, 2008   |   By noangel4377

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

    Cons

    There were not any instructions on how to make it function.

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  • 1 stars

    "Dr. Web AV Link Checker doesn't seem to want to down load"

    January 17, 2008   |   By mikalucho

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

    Pros

    I've tried 4 times to down load this pgm. and it doesn't want to download all the way. windows can't open the file. Other files open ok but not this one.

    Cons

    IT WON'T DOWNLOAD RIGHT !

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  • 5 stars

    "very good"

    November 11, 2007   |   By lady65

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

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  • 3 stars

    "works fine"

    September 29, 2007   |   By rene mar

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

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  • 4 stars

    "Seems to work OK"

    September 28, 2007   |   By J A Kelly

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

    Pros

    Installed easily, works with FireFox I feel protected.

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  • 2 stars

    "It's ok"

    September 27, 2007   |   By sueJashdown

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

    Pros

    Firefox wouldn't allow it to download so I went into: tools-options-security-exceptions and added download.com to my list. After that it downloaded fine.

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  • 5 stars

    "Useful"

    September 27, 2007   |   By Gerlandric

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

    Pros

    It's really fast, not intrusive at all...

    If you have some problem installing it on opera, know that you don't have anything to download - you have to modify standard_menu.ini, everything is explained right there : freedrweb.com/browser/opera/?lng=en (copy n paste in you're browser) - it's quite easy and only takes a few moments...

    Cons

    Well, it's still Dr Web, can't really say they're the best around, but it stills a great tool.

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  • 2 stars

    "Mozilla Firefox won't permit me to download this software!!!"

    September 26, 2007   |   By g3po2

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

    Pros

    It sounds like very useful software. Too bad I can't "get it."

    Cons

    Here is the message I get: "Firefox prevented this site (download dot com) from asking you to install software on your computer."

    There is the "Edit Options" button with the same dialogue box, but clicking on it won't open it.

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  • 5 stars

    "it's ok"

    September 25, 2007   |   By juan_acuna24

    Version: Dr. Web Anti-virus Link Checker 1.0.15

    Pros

    what i like it tests links and downloads

    Cons

    it only works for firefox

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.0.15
    This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
    General
    Publisher Eugene Kuzin
    Publisher web site http://www.drweb.com/
    Release Date September 22, 2007
    Date Added September 22, 2007
    Version 1.0.15
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
    Additional Requirements Windows XP/Vista, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 - 2.0
    Download Information
    File Size 18.48KB
    File Name dr.web_anti-virus_link_checker-1.0.15-fx+mz+tb+fl.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 21,755
    Downloads Last Week 2
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
     
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