July 22, 2008
Dr.Web LinkChecker is now included in the list of add-ons on the web-site of Mozilla Firefox. Since July 20, 2008 any user of the browser can check a page he is going to move to or a file he wants to download using the new free Dr.Web® LinkChecker compatible with Mozilla Firefox 3.0. The add-on checks all links to scripts and frames embedded in the code of a web-page. Besides it can also check links in e-mail messages processed by Mozilla Thunderbird.
“In the very 24 hours after a release of the new Firefox the number of its downloads exceeded 8 million. The new Dr.Web® LinkChecker and our support of this open and very popular browser is a logical step aiming to provide safer web-surfing to all Firefox users.” – Eugene Kuzin, the head of the network projects division said.
You don’t need to install a Dr.Web anti-virus in order to use Dr.Web LinkChecker. Links are checked on servers of Doctor Web, Ltd. located in various parts of the globe. Depending on the size of a checked file, the check may take from a few seconds up to several minutes. The maximum size of a checked file is 12 MB. According to the results of the check a user can decide if he wants to load a page or download a file without a risk.
In order to use the free service provided by Doctor Web you need to download and installt he add-on from the Mozilla web-site. After that right-click on a link and choose “Scan with Dr.Web”.
Visit www.freedrweb.com to find out about other free services from Doctor Web, Ltd.
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