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.

Links and Profiles

Website: https://dl-protect.net/

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.

DL-protect.net Sucuri results

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.
  • Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header.
  • Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

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.

DL-protect.net VirusTotal results

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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