I clicked on a grabify link and I don't know if it installed a virus



  • I was in a discord recently and someone sent a grabify link. I clicked on it and it led me to a soundcloud page. I think my firewall on my router is alright, is that enough to prevent them from doing anything with my ip?

    Furthermore, could they have somehow installed a virus with only the grabify link even though it led to soundcloud, a safe website?


  • QA Engineer

    Links don't install viruses. The website you land on does. However, the site you end up landing on might be just the last site in a chain. It is possible that you passed through multiple sites to get to the last one and each one might have tried to do, well, anything.

    Whether or not a virus was installed depends on your browser and any weaknesses it might have.


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