The Search-Shield technology, part of the LinkScanner component, works as a plugin for the following web browsers:
It scans every single link generated by the most popular Internet search engines: Google, Yahoo!, Bing (former MSN Search), Altavista, and Baidu.
How does it work?
As soon as the search engine looks up the relevant links for your query, the LinkScanner component starts scanning each displayed link. While a link is being scanned, you will see a rotating icon next to the link (except on the Yahoo! server which displays a simple gray question mark). Please note that scanning can take some time.
When scanning is finished, the respective informative icon will be displayed:
Please note that when using the Yahoo! search engine, only suspicious or dangerous links are marked! All unmarked links have been scanned and found to be perfectly safe.