Free Malicious & Phishing URL scanners for web browsers

These free applications and web browser addons/extensions are very helpful in blocking malicious & phishing websites.

1) Bitdefender TrafficLight
It is available as web broswer addon.
Easy to install and use
Malicious & phishing url detection rate is very good.

  • Advanced malware filter
  • Protection against phishing attacks
  • Trackers identifier
  • Link scanner (including on Facebook and Twitter)

Supported web browser

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari

Download Link : http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/trafficlight.html

2) Norton Identity Safe

To use this you will have to create a norton online account. In addition to URL scanner you get a password manager
Norton Identity Safe is available as application installer. After installation you will need to activate web browser addons.
Malicious & phishing url detection rate is very good. It analyses the web page you visit . It may take few seconds to detect malicious & phishing url.

Norton Identity Safe is a free password manager that makes logging into your favorite sites easier and more secure.

  • Never again forget a user name or password. Ever.
  • Stop filling in the same forms over and over.
  • Keeps your passwords synchronized across different computers, browsers, and mobile devices.
  • Share interesting content via social networks and email. Quickly and Safely.
  • Warns you of unsafe sites right in your search results and blocks them.
  • Stores your passwords and more in a secure, cloud-based vault that only you can access.

Supported web browser : Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Download Link : https://identitysafe.norton.com/

3) McAfee Site Advisor
McAfee site advisor is available as application installer. After installation you will need to activate web browser addons.
Malicious & phishing url detection rate is very good. It analyses the web page you visit using mcafee server. It may take few seconds to detect malicious & phishing url.

  • Gives rating to websites in search result
  • Block malicious and phishing URL
  • Safer shopping

Supported web browser : Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Download Link : https://www.siteadvisor.com/final/index.html

4) AVG LinkScanner
AVG link scanner is available as application installer.
AVG is easy to install and use. Just install it and it will start working.
Malicious & phishing url detection rate is good

  • Real-time scanning of links you click on so you can be sure you are protected from the latest hacked or exploited websites.
  • Global community network providing up-to-date information, constantly updated to ensure you will always get reliable and up-to-date information about the websites you visit, even on newer or less popular sites.
  • Analysis of each web page instead of the web site. A web site may contain hundreds of web pages; LinkScanner scans each page to ensure you are protected.
  • Emphasis on analyzing the websites you actually visit, so you can feel confident LinkScanner is protecting you.

Easy on YOU

  • Compatible with most current anti-virus and security suite products, so you can continue to use your existing security software
  • Minimal use of system resources, LinkScanner will not slow down your computer even while protecting you as you surf the Internet
  • Easy to install and configure, to begin protecting you immediately
  • Automatic upgrades whenever a new threat is found by the threat intelligence network

Supported web browser :

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (6.0 or higher), including IE 8.0
  • Mozilla Firefox (2.0 or higher)
  • Chrome
  • Opera (Active Surf-Shield only)

Download Link : http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Security-Related/AVG-LinkScanner.shtml

5) Avast Online Security
Avast is available as web broswer addon.
Malicious & phishing url detection rate is weak.

Provides you with access to Avast’s website reputation system, powered by a community of more than 220M users.
• Shows you a site’s rating next to its link in your search results.
• Warns you when you’re visiting websites with a bad reputation.
• Allows you to rate a site with a simple thumbs-up or thumbs-down, thus improving the system and helping other users.
• Automatically redirects you to a legitimate site when you mistype a URL (e.g., llego.com –> lego.com

Extension for chrome : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/avast-online-security
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Extension for Opera : https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/avast-online-security/?display=en

6) Avira Browser Safety
Avira is available as web broswer addon. Easy to install.
Avira has good malware download blocking capability.
But detection of malicious & phishing url is weak.

Safe Browsing
Never land on a harmful website.

Privacy Protection
Blocks browser trackers, which prevents thousands of ad networks from monitoring what you search and shop for.

Deal Finder
Never overpay when shopping online.

Supported web browser : Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox

Download Link : http://www.avira.com/en/avira-browser-safety

Avira SafeSearch Plus
Avira SafeSearch Plus is a browser extension that red-flags infected websites in your search results.
It secures all searches on your homepage, new tabs, and gets set as your default search engine.

Download Link : http://www.avira.com/en/avira-safesearch-plus

7) Dr.Web LinkChecker
Dr. web has least malicious & phishing url detection rate. Don’t bother using it

Dr.Web LinkCheckers is a free extension for checking web pages and files downloaded from the Internet. Install the extension to your browser and surf the World Wide Web without fear of a virus attack!

  • Scans web pages before they are opened
  • Warns users of social networking websites about following links to other sites and scans the linked content
  • Detects and checks malformed links
  • Scans downloadable Internet files
  • Detects viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, and other malicious objects
  • Checks links for scripts and frames
  • Checks links provided in e-mail messages processed by Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Dr.Web software is not required!
  • Scans files up to 12 MB in size!
  • Scans take just seconds!

Download Dr.Web LinkChecker for FREE

Supported web browser : Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, Chrome

Download Link
Firefox : http://www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/mozilla+firefox/
Internet Explorer : www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/internet+explorer/
Opera : http://www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/opera/
Safari : http://www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/safari/
Chrome : www.freedrweb.com/linkchecker/google+chrome/