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Thread: how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?

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    how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?

    I've experienced this a few months ago, I found an image on Google Images, I send it to my friend via chat and according to my friend, the moment he clicked it, his VA detected a virus from the link and stopped it. He wasn't pissed at me because he knew I'd never deliberately send infected links to him on purpose.

    Now, I'm very embarrassed about it. Is there a way to avoid this in the future? Thanks.

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    Re: how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?

    I usually test the link on my Windows 10 partition with secure boot turned off. If it explodes I don't send the link unless it is to a friend with Ubuntu.

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    Re: how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?

    Quote Originally Posted by zebra2 View Post
    I usually test the link on my Windows 10 partition with secure boot turned off. If it explodes I don't send the link unless it is to a friend with Ubuntu.
    Don't have access to Windows though.

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    Re: how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?

    I use Linux and Mac. If someone complains about viruses and malware I just say: “It is fine on my Mac.”
    Nobody ever says anything again after that.

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    Re: how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?

    There are sites online that will check links for you. This is one link, can probably google for others. https://www.virustotal.com/gui/

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    Re: how do you make sure links are virus free before sending it?


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