How a URL Scanner Works

URL scanners help to vet website URLs. This is an important layer of defense against phishing and malware. These tools warn users of dangerous links and warn them to avoid clicking on a specific URL.

A good link scanner uses a variety of techniques to evaluate the reliability of a link, the reputation of the site, and the character of the user. It is also possible to build your own URL scanner.

There are several good free tools for URL scanning. Some of them are URLVoid, VirusTotal, and Web Inspector. Each one can provide different features and services.

URLVoid is an online tool that detects potentially malicious websites. Input a suspected URL and the system will return a report with more details. The user can also share the results with a sharable URL.

Web Inspector is a tool created by the same company that provides Comodo Internet Security. The report page displays the status of the scanned URL, its history, and the SSL issuer. It also contains information such as the web server’s name and the type of content.

VirusTotal scans a number of different services for URLs. It is also possible to upload files for scanning. However, results may not be current. For more accurate data, users may want to use a paid service.

The IPQS URL scanner is a deep learning algorithm that uses a blacklist registry library. It can analyze suspicious links in real time. Using this technology, users can check the suspicious links in security platforms such as Splunk.