How to Scan a URL for Safety Threats in C#
If you receive a suspicious link via email or another digital communication, it’s a best practice to question before you click. Along with social engineering threats that attempt to obtain confidential information by posing as a trusted contact, URLs can also be infected with malware or unwanted software. The following API can check if an input URL is at risk of being exposed to these variety of safety threats in C#; this can assist in providing you and your employees with necessary protection.
To initiate the process, we first need to install the .NET Framework SDK (.NET Core also available):
Install-Package Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate -Version 3.2.0
With the installation completed, our next step is to create an instance of the API and call the function:
using Cloudmersive.APIClient.NET.Validate.Model;namespace Example
public class DomainSafetyCheckExample
public void main()
// Configure API key authorization: Apikey
var apiInstance = new DomainApi();
var request = new UrlSafetyCheckRequestFull(); // UrlSafetyCheckRequestFull | Input URL requesttry
// Check a URL for safety threats
UrlSafetyCheckResponseFull result = apiInstance.DomainSafetyCheck(request);
catch (Exception e)
Debug.Print("Exception when calling DomainApi.DomainSafetyCheck: " + e.Message );
In order for the process to run correctly, the only inputs you need to enter are the API key and the URL. To retrieve your free API key, head over to the Cloudmersive website to create an account and gain access to 800 calls/month across our multitude of APIs.