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Link Safety Test Tool (Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic)

Samyak Lalit | October 6, 2013 (Last update: September 22, 2017)

Samyak Lalit is an Indian author and disability rights activist. He is the principal author and founder of projects like TechWelkin, WeCapable, Viklangta, Kavita Kosh among many others.

Web is made up of links and not all the links are good. A large number of links on Internet are malicious and point to websites that can harm you computer or online accounts. Before clicking on a link, have you ever wondered if the link is safe to browse? Is it possible to know about a link’s safety status without actually going to that website?

Google Safe Browsing Diagnostic is an advisory tool that can tell you how Google perceives a link. Google reports about malicious software being downloaded from the provided link on to user’s computer without user’s consent.

We have prepared a small tool that fetches the link safety diagnostic from Google and show it to you. It’s easy to use. Just paste the link you want to test in the box given below and hit the button to get the diagnostic results.

How to safely get target of a link

In case you don’t know how to copy a link (for pasting in the above box), here is what you need to do.

Take right click on the link you want to test. A menu will appear.

Select Copy link address (Google Chrome) or Copy link location (Mozilla Firefox) or Copy shortcut (Internet Explorer). Target URL of the link will be copied in memory of your computer and now you can paste it in the above box for knowing if this link is safe for browsing.

I hope this was useful for you. Please feel free to let me know if you have any questions on this topic. I will be happy to try and help you. Thank you for using TechWelkin.


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