This service helps inform you of potentially suspicious, scammy, or dangerous web pages, to help you browse the web more safely.
Definitions: Phishing is a forgery/imitation of another website, designed to trick people into sharing personal or financial information, possibly resulting in identity theft or other abuse. Malware is malicious code downloaded to your machine without your consent, harming your computer. Unwanted Software is deceptive software disguised as a useful download that harms your web browsing experience by making undesired changes to your computer.
We don't scan URLs/links/websites ourselves. Instead we rely on reputable 3rd-party web services to do it for us. Nobody's perfect, so please be aware that their information may not always be accurate or current. A note from Google: "Google works to provide the most accurate and up-to-date phishing, malware, and unwanted software information. However, Google cannot guarantee that its information is comprehensive and error-free: some risky sites may not be identified, and some safe sites may be identified in error."
The 3rd-party web services we use and reference often (but not always) report on the status of the entire domain/website itself, not always the individual URL specified. As such, a site reported to host malware or engage in phishing may not affect the specific URL you enter into our site. Moreover, know that we tend to recommend a URL/website as "OK" unless one of the services we check with reports trouble of some kind on that domain/URL.
The services we use often strive to provide current and accurate reports of website/URL trustworthiness. As such, the status information they return to us, that we display to you, can change from 1 minute/hour/day to the next.
We provide a best-guess recommendation to you, affirmative or negative, on the risk of visiting the website/URL you provide. This recommendation is based solely on the 3rd-party services we check with, and is just a recommendation, not a guarantee of suspicious, or trustworthy, behavior at the website/URL requested.
Note that if the URL you specified is a downloadable file (intended to be saved onto a local computer), there are other online scanners on the web that are better suited to check it for viruses.
We don't follow shortened or redirected URLs, and instead we report on the literal domain provided, just like any other domain name entered into our website.
Disagree with our URL/website scanning results? | Report a phishing URL that Google currently thinks is OK. | Report to Google a URL that is on their phishing list in error. | Report malware that Google is currently unaware of. | Report to Google (via StopBadware.org) a URL that is on their malware list in error. | Report a suspected phishing URL that PhishTank is unaware of.
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