How to Check if a URL is Safe

by on 10/18/2009 in Online Security Tools, Security

Before you click on an unknown URL, check it first using the Trend Micro Web Reputation Search Tool.

web-reputation-search-tool

This tool can also check your own website or blog to see if it’s harboring malicious code that could hurt your sites visibility through search.

Did you know that in the United States alone, there are more than 30 million malicious URLs? The chances of you clicking on one are pretty good. It’s important to surf safe, but sometimes we tend to move through the internet too fast and that can lead to security breaches and viruses.

Check out the top 10 most popular URLs and domains that Trend Micro is blocking so you can be sure to NOT visit them.

More Protection with WOT

If you are searching for something in Google or Yahoo, the WOT add-on will proactively provide you with a rating for each of the links that are returned from your search results.

Read about WOT (Web of Trust).

11 Responses to “How to Check if a URL is Safe”

  1. BunnygotBlog

    Oct 18th, 2009

    Thanks Frank. Good to know.

  2. This will come in handy, thanks Frank!

  3. Mathdelane

    Oct 18th, 2009

    Typing my domain on the search field renders “this website has not been analyzed by Trend Micro.” So, how do I get my site analyzed?

    • Frank J

      Oct 19th, 2009

      Mathdelane,

      It depends how old your domain is. I am not sure the frequency of when Trend Micro checks websites and grades them accordingly.

  4. Jay Zuck

    Oct 18th, 2009

    I better make good ole sketch of the day is safe. I would hate to be harboring some malicious code that could set off a digital swine flu epidemic or something.

    • Frank J

      Oct 19th, 2009

      Jay,

      This is classic – “digital swine flu epidemic or something.”

  5. Telesales

    Oct 19th, 2009

    Thank you for the listings. I am now quite aware of those links that might leave any virus.

    Some antivirus provides network protection that will check the website or file is safe or not. Browser add-ons become popular too that will alert users if the page is bad or not.

  6. I have the same issue Mathdelane mentioned. Hopefully it’ll get listed soon (my site’s not brand new — been up for a few months now).

    Thanks for the great resource!

    • Frank J

      Oct 19th, 2009

      Give it time as your site is still new. I am not sure how often they update, but hopefully sooner than later.

  7. this is really a good tool. thnks

  8. adzrollz

    Oct 22nd, 2009

    fuhhh….my blog is safe…thx for the tool