NordVPN offers Link Checker, a powerful tool designed to enhance online safety by inspecting website URLs for malware and phishing threats. This manual URL-checking tool, compatible with all browsers and devices, helps users identify potential dangers before visiting a website. In response to the evolving tactics of online phishing attempts, Link Checker detects various types of malware and alerts users if a website is deceptive.
To use Link Checker, simply input a URL into the provided field and await the scan results. The tool assesses the website’s legitimacy by comparing it to a list of known scam or malware-containing domains. If the website is deemed safe, users receive a notification, but if malicious components are detected, Link Checker issues a warning.
Drawing on information from third-party sources and NordVPN’s proprietary machine learning model, Link Checker identifies zero-day phishing patterns within websites. This model, incorporating data from public databases and NordVPN’s intelligence, covers 95% of the most popular domains mimicked by cyber criminals. In a landscape where phishing attempts are increasingly sophisticated, Link Checker serves as a valuable tool to safeguard against potential threats online.