LinkScanner Lite

LinkScanner Lite

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 140 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    350,218
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    4.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    304
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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This application dutifully assumes the role of online safety inspector, checking the search results found on a few popular search engines. LinkScanner Lite scans the results shown after a search request using Google, MSN, and Yahoo.

The program instantly goes to work right on the search engine's page, looking to uncover exploits, hacking, fraud, and other potentially dangerous PC threats. Icons indicating whether a site is safe, dangerous, or questionable are placed right alongside the results presented by your search engine of choice. Hover over the icon to get details like the site's domain name, IP address, and even the owner's name and address.

We like that you can still easily scan results from other search engines with a simple right-click, but it only scans one site at a time. To check out a specific URL, we had to type it onto the application's structured interface, but we would have appreciated scans from the browser or out of the system tray. Some safety indicators popped up quickly, while others took some time to appear. The app works with Internet Explorer and Firefox, and it will make you feel safer opening search results.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.4

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 1
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 4
  • All Versions

    2.6

    out of 140 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 26
    • 3 star 25
    • 2 star 23
    • 1 star 48
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1 stars

"Terrible!"

July 07, 2008  |  By DR .No

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Pros

NOTHING

Cons

This piece of garbage should be banned from this site, it freezes your computer up, you can't load web pages, just a total waste of energy. I use the excellent McAfee site adviosr and the WOT advisor. Both run very smoothly on my Windows vista home premium 32 bit desktop.

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1 stars

"Yet not compatible with Firefox 3"

June 17, 2008  |  By sc1312

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Cons

Yet not compatible with Firefox 3. Use WOT

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3 stars

"Bloatware"

June 01, 2008  |  By queticomn

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Pros

Like the fact there is software out there that is designed to help protect surfers from bad links on the net. Thank you linkscanner.

Cons

I consider the software bloatware. Runs in the system tray . Much more bloatware of a product then McAfee SitaAdvisor. Bothe SiteAdvisor an LinkScanner have there cons. I will use SiteSdvisor for IE7 only. SiteAdvisor just takes up to much space in FireFox. Thanks for trying LinkScanner, try again.

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2 stars

"slow"

May 25, 2008  |  By FloridaSwamp

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Pros

I love the concept behind programs like this. And lets face it malware and viruses are no longer limited to porn and warez websites.

Cons

The results came back very slow on my broadband connection which drove me bonkers. Stick with Mcafee SiteAdvisor.

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1 stars

"extremely slow"

May 25, 2008  |  By 0zSpit

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Cons

100% junk, unless you're into slow browsing.

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1 stars

"Hogs CPU resources... give it a miss!"

April 30, 2008  |  By stevez2

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Pros

Simple interface, nothing to it really, which may be a good thing (or bad thing depending on your perspective).

Cons

Can chew up a lot of CPU resources, depending on how much browsing you're doing at the one time (i.e. number of windows open). This in turn slows everything else down. Might be ok for dual/quad core set-ups, but not recommended for single core CPUs.

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3 stars

"It's OK But,..."

January 16, 2008  |  By linda245

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Pros

Nothing, really.

Cons

it's not as good as McAfee SiteAdvisor. Link Scanner's results show up only in Web searches, not in your toolbar. SiteAdvisor is better because the results show up in Web searches AND in your toolbar, which is much more helpful. I'm going to remove Link Scanner; I'm not impressed with it.

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3 stars

"Not Bad"

November 12, 2007  |  By earlrdove

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

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4 stars

"goog Program"

October 11, 2007  |  By raymond.1973

 |  Version: LinkScanner Lite 2.6.6

Pros

It scan the website before you enter

Cons

Scanning takes too long. It's better than SiteAdvisor

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.6
Version 2.6.6 increased speed of search analysis, improved threat detection, improved stability and performance.
General
Publisher AVG Technologies USA
Publisher web site http://www.avg.com/
Release Date September 07, 2007
Date Added September 07, 2007
Version 2.6.6
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 4.42MB
File Name avg_smf_stb_all_2015_5557_cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 350,218
Downloads Last Week 304
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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