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Sunday, February 17th, 2013 by | Filed Under: Cool Sites

All it takes to get an infestation of malware on your computer these days is to click a bad link. And with the amount of shortened links out there, it is easier than ever to click a bad link.

Well no more! You can now check short links with DecryptLinks! 

How does it work? Simple! You copy and paste the short link into the blank text field on the DecryptLinks page and click the green Decrypt button. 

For example, using Google’s link shortener ( I created this short link to Google.

You can copy and paste that into the link  text field for decryption, and it will show you where the link goes. It will also tell you if based on their database if that link is safe to visit. Then it offers you the choice of traveling to the site with the green “Click to Proceed to the URL” button. 

This is a great way to check out shortened links that you might come across on Twitter, Facebook, Myspace, Instagram, or any of your other favorite social networking sites. It only takes a few extra seconds to be safe and check the link out, so why not?


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One Response to “DecryptLinks”

  1. K.Vee.Shanker. says:

    We mostly receive links in fraudulent mails pretending to be from Banks, Microsoft,…and the like, demanding your login through the link immediately. A threat of losing your access to the account is always included there if you don’t.

    All you have to do is just to hover your cursor over link (without clicking the mouse). The site address gets displayed at the bottom. Do not trust even if the proper name (Banks…)is found ‘somewhere’ in the address. And, don’t be inquisitive to open the link just to see the page. Mere clicking of the link might infect your computer with a virus/malware!

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