Xenu's Link Sleuth 1.3.8

Utility that quickly finds broken links on sites you manage

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    Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
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    6.9 (139)

Sometimes simply called Xenu, Xenu's Link Sleuth is a computer software program that checks websites for broken hyperlinks. This clever and handy proprietary software app, written by Tilman and Hausherr, is free and runs in Microsoft Windows. The writers of the program chose the name Xenu from Scientology scripture in tribute to the Galactic Ruler.

Managing a website entails so much more than simply loading documents with the necessary HTML code then moving on and forgetting it. Regular maintenance is the key to ensuring steady and increasing traffic to your website, whether an ecommerce page or your blog.

If you own a website, Xenu's Link Sleuth is an essential tool in ensuring your target audience can always find links that you post at their correct and unbroken hyperlink. You are building a sense of trust with your customers or audience, and saving them the frustration of encountering a broken link will keep them engaged with your website, ready to return.

If you write a blog post at the beginning of the year and one of your linked website owners changes any aspect of their website address by May, your readers or clients may become frustrated and look for another authoritative voice. Xenu's Link Sleuth is the perfect solution since it will check tags, photos, text, frames, backgrounds, local image maps, tables, style sheets, plug-ins, scripts, and Java applets. Also, although Xenu's runs somewhat slowly, you can easily check your entire website in one session.


  • Xenu's makes browsing easier for guests so they happily return.
  • The interface is simple with no complex frills.
  • The software program thoroughly scans your website and tests every single task.
  • Xenu's offers support for SSL protected websites.


  • Xenu's is sometimes slow so it is important to leave plenty of time for the process.

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