Firefox warns you. How does Phishing and Malware Protection work in Firefox?
Phishing and Malware Protection works by checking the sites that you visit against lists of reported phishing and malware sites. These lists are automatically downloaded and updated every 30 minutes or so when the Phishing and Malware Protection features are enabled. The technical details of the safe-browsing protocol are also publicly available
.........You can test to see if Phishing Protection is active by trying to visit our phishing test site
. Likewise, you can try to visit our malware test site
to confirm that Firefox is blocking Attack Sites as well. With Phishing and Malware Protection turned on, both sites should be blocked from loading........Firefox Phishing and Malware Protection
Site Advisor has never played well with Firefox. It really isn't much help. I do sometimes check
what it's reviewers have to say about a website. It will flag an entire site as dangerous if one link on that
site is not up to par. Better to have NoScript to protect against "drivebys" and avoid clicking on links unless
you are sure where they go to. Every popular site at one time or the other has had malware on it.
There are other addons such as Site Advisor but since I don't use any of them, I will pass on recommending one
and most likely someone else will.
Glad you got your problem solved.
Edited by buddy215, 17 December 2010 - 06:32 AM.