Check suspicious links without clicking on email links, know-how
Scammers often use tempting email links to attract people. Such suspicious links are quite dangerous. Usually, such emails are received in our inbox as spam emails, which are sent by the email service provider in a separate folder. However, sometimes these spam emails bypass the security check and land in the primary inbox. When you open it, there's a link to click inside, but it's not safe to click without verifying it. Here we are telling you such ways, with the help of which you will be able to check suspicious links without clicking on the email link:
Take help of link scanner
If you do not know whether it is appropriate to click the link, you can use Norton Safe Web (safeweb.norton.com) to scan the link. It can be used on both PC or mobile. Open Norton Safe Web in the browser on PC. Now paste the suspicious link in the box provided and press Enter. On the next page, Norton will show whether the link is correct or not. Apart from this, you can also take the help of Mallisus URL Scanner. This is also a link scanner, which can be used to check suspicious links with just one click. All you have to do is copy and paste the relevant link. For this, you open ipqualityscore.com. Now here the suspicious URL has to be entered. After that, on the next page, you will see a detailed report of that URL. You will be told whether it is safe to click on the link.
Chrome extension 'Dr. You can also take the help of 'Web Link Checker. This is probably the best way. In this, you do not even need to copy-paste the URL. To install Dr. Web Link Checker, you need to visit Chrome Web Store. From here, click on Add to Chrome or Add Extension on Dr. Web Link Checker. After adding it go to your email and open the mail which has the URL. Right-click on the URL and select Scan with Dr. Web Link Checker. Now this extension will tell you whether the link is secure or not. In this way, you will be able to check suspicious mail.
If you want to check suspicious links on your phone, you can take the help of the dedicated app Link Protector Detect & Block Fake, Spam Sites app for this. It works well. It can be downloaded from Google Play Store. After installing the app on the phone, open it. It will ask you to signup. After that, you can make it the default browser for a secure browsing experience or search for any suspicious links manually. Tap Link Detector or simply enter the URL in the box above. Once you tap on the link again, it will show the result of that link whether it is secure or not. With these methods, suspicious links will be easily detected.