What Is DL-protect.net?
Dl-protect.net is a URL shortener and URL protector. You can visit the domain dl-protect.net and enter your URL into the available search field. You can use the checkboxes beneath the search box to choose whether or not you want the URL protected with a password or unprotected. There is also a button beneath the protection options to generate the URL. The domain dl-protect.net uses the French language natively and can be translated to English using Google Translate in Google Chrome. Though natively in French, the site dl-protect.net is simple enough to be used by people all over the world regardless of language.
As of February 2023, the site dl-protect.net gets an estimated 17.8 million monthly views. The Wayback Machine estimates that dl-protect.net was founded on June 10, 2016.
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Is DL-protect.net Safe?
I ran malware tests to find out if dl-protect.net is safe and legit. Here are the results:
I checked the site dl-protect.net on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no issues. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site dl-protect.net.
Sucuri says that the site dl-protect.net doesn’t have malware and is an overall low security risk. Sucuri also says the site dl-protect.net isn’t blacklisted by any of the 9 associated security vendors. The site dl-protect.net already uses a website firewall to protect itself from being compromised by hackers.
There are missing security headers:
- Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use
Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'none'.
- Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.
Content-Security-Policydirective. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use
default-srcif all values are the same):
However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.
To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site dl-protect.net and it says the page is clean. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site dl-protect.net.
To try to confirm that the site is clean, I checked the domain dl-protect.net on VirusTotal and no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site dl-protect.net.
In conclusion, the site dl-protect.net doesn’t have malware and isn’t blacklisted according to Sucuri. Unmask Parasites says the site dl-protect.net is clean. And no security vendors associated with VirusTotal have flagged the domain dl-protect.net as malicious. Overall, the site dl-protect.net is very safe.
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