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How to test a shortened link? (looking for viruses, malware, etc.)

Posted on 2015-02-11
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I was sent a link and want to test it to see if it's a legitimate link or some malware site.
How can I do this?
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The first things you can do is expand the URL using the following site:

http://longurl.org/

That will at least give you the original URL before you go further.
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by:Thomas Zucker-Scharff
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User a virtual machine. It's fairly simple to create a VM with virtualbox: https://www.virtualbox.org/. Then open the shortened URL in the VM's browser.
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