2 Free Websites That Let You Check if a URL or File is Safe

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Malicious files, domains, and URLs have been commonly used to make cyber attacks including phishing, spamming, social engineering, and ransomware. 

A simple click on a malicious URL or file can lead to different serious consequences such as bankruptcy.

When you click a malicious URL, you will be directed to a fraudulent website. When you open a malicious file, a virus or malware will be automatically installed on your device.

More and more people are becoming more aware of cyber security, but cyber attackers are getting more sophisticated every day. They know how to play the game, so don’t get caught!

Here are two free websites that can help you prevent getting caught by these bad guys.

 

urlscan.io

Urlscan.io is a free website scanner for suspicious and malicious URLs. When a URL is submitted,  an automated process will browse to the URL like a regular user and record the activity that this page navigation creates.

 

virustotal

VirusTotal is a free virus, malware, and URL online scanning service. By simply uploading a file, entering a URL, IP address or domain, it detects malware and other breaches, and automatically shares them with the security community. 

Everyone must keep on gaining knowledge in cyber security and keep updated with the latest threats because everyone connected to the internet is a target of cyber attackers.

Cyber security experts like New Zealand Computing Solutions help people to have a high level of awareness in cyber security by publishing blogs, YouTube videos, and cyber security news.   

For any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to message us. We’d be glad to help!