How to Use a URL Checker

A URL checker is a tool that checks whether or not a specific link on the Internet is valid. These tools can be used to identify links that are broken or in need of maintenance. This can help keep your website clean and avoid losing visitors.

Some of the best URL checker tools can be found online. They can be downloaded for free and are able to scan URLs for malware, phishing and other threats. Some of these services can also be used to block suspicious URLs and gather threat intelligence data about the Web site you are trying to access.

SafeWeb by Norton is one of the most popular and reliable URL checkers. This service from the online security giant can be used to check any URL for viruses or malware. All you have to do is paste the URL and hit search. Then you will see a rating and community reviews about the URL you are trying to view.

IPQS malicious URL scanner is another very useful tool for checking a link for malware infections and phishing links. This tool uses a blacklist registry library and deep learning algorithms to examine the target URL for harmful content.

It also checks for embedded malicious infections, which may be hiding in the URL you are trying to reach. These types of infections can cause serious harm to the user and should be avoided.

This tool is great for checking out a link from an email or instant message, as well as on any other type of website. It can also be used to scan URLs in the background of your computer and alert you to any threats that are detected.

You can also use this tool to check for any connectivity issues between your endpoint antivirus product and the URLs it requires to send telemetry data. If this occurs, you will notice an icon in the Communication status column of PSInfo that will indicate a problem.

These icons represent the various issues that can occur when a communication connection is successful, but the pattern of the data that is sent back by the server to the client is different than the one that was expected. The Detail column will show a breakdown of the issue, and you can review the text in the Notes column for additional information.

The ScanURL site collates and applies a permanent URL for every result, making it easy to share with friends and family members who need to reference it in the future. It can even be used as a backup for any other link checkers that you might use.

This plugin can parse your posts, bookmarks (AKA blogroll) and other content and look for links to see if they are valid. It can take from a few minutes to an hour to complete the process depending on the size of your site.

It is also possible to set up the plugin to automatically run checks on a regular basis or to receive results via email. The results can be sorted and filtered in many ways and are exported to CSV for further processing in Microsoft Excel.