We all aware of URL shortening services like bit.ly, goo.gl etc.. This short URLs are very useful for sharing the links on social sites eg facebook, twitter as there is limitation of words. Its easy to share short URLs than very large and complex URL .
But some people use this functionality for destructive purposes. such as a hacker can hide the malicious links behind such short url. so you might wants to check the short url before actually clicking it.
Here we are discussing two different free tools to see actual links behind the shortened url.
It helps you to retrieve Original URL hidden behind a tiny shortened links like bit.ly, goo.gl, T.co and other big small services. KnoURL has inbuilt Virus Scan feature (powered by Google) which will keep your PC safe. You may also use a Direct Forum Share Link feature which will give you a social media sharing link.
It supports almost types of URL shortening services whether small or big. We have tested it on hundreds of sites and believe me it really worked on them. Few supporting sites are yhoo.it, tinyurl, bit.ly, tr.im, goo.gl, su.pr, j.mp, tiny.cc, is.gd, ping.fm, shoturl, snipurl (these are the few ones) and thousands of other shortening services.
Share your experiences with us about short URLS.