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Is there a website that can scan a URL to see if URL is evil

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I have a link to a website on a comment on my blog that I suspect has a virus. I want to remove it if so to prevent visitors from clicking on it. Is there some way I can test it, some website perhaps that will scan it, so I can test it without threatening my own computer?

I have webroot and Norton's Internet Security but don't see anything that would do this.
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by:cornell256
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I found one so I"ll answer this myself.
http://labnol.blogspot.com/2006/07/linkscanner-scan-websites-for.html

If you know of any others, we may as well collect them here as a resource. Thanks!
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by:cornell256
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The above link talks about three products, worth going to it (it is not malicious!).
linkscanner, Scandoo or McAfee SiteAdvisor
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Personal choice is McAfee SiteAdvisor; it's been informative and helpful for links they have not yet tested before; you can ask for a test prior to clicking and interact with the process.  Quite good.  
Asta
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Sorry, meant to include links for the Free version and the paid Plus version with comparison.
http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ie.html
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http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ff_learnmore.html

Thanks, astaec.

Yes, this is amazing. The champ, no question about it (the site, and you).
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Sweet. thanks a bunch.  So happy it also serves your needs.  My Bro and others who've been using it since it was out in beta phase have been really impressed with the responsiveness to query sites that have ? untested prior to clicking.  We all know what disastrous impacts the "bad links" have.  

Sadly we need more and more "protections" just to do work and fun stuff, who'd have thought so much of our resources and energies would be diverted to doing what used to be safe and normal surfing.

Back to McAfee SiteAdvisor ....  the feedback options and user comments on a site-by-site basis including the comments by site owners is also interesting when you click site advisor for details on any link you've clicked for additional insight.

Have a great Friday & weekend,
":0) Asta
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