We get links from many places, sometimes the anchor text may be different from the actual link and this could be a reason for malware, phishing, spywares and Trojans. Online Link Scan as the name suggests is an online service which can scan any link links for viruses, malware, spyware, and Trojans and reports any threats.
The online scanning is done by AVG, SiteTruth, PhisTank and Google Safe Browsing. Online Link Scan tells you whether the link is safe for browsing or not.
Online Link Scan is a useful service for detection of hidden links that are not possible for you to notice. It also detects an impending danger to your computer by allowing you to scan for suspicious links that might gets infected with viruses, Trojan horses, spyware and other malware.