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How do you determine if a Website is safe or Malicious?


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#1 hYlAnDeR~TFC

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 04:53 PM

How does one identify or determine whether a web site is safe or malicious when searching for antivirus utility tools while searching the internet?

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:26 PM

Check out the WOT (Web of Trust) Add On. It displays site's safety levels next to search results and on each site. You can also use McAfee Siteavisor

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

Excellent Infomation! Thanks for your help.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:12 PM

I use common sense and if really in doubt: http://linkscanner.explabs.com/linkscanner/default.aspx

I personally don't care for WOT or SiteAdvisor as their information can be and been proven to be suspect.

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#5 hYlAnDeR~TFC

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:13 PM

Thanks Animal! Linkage saved and I am checking it out now!
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:02 PM

You can always check suspicious sites using:-- I recommend using several different vendors when performing queries to confirm the results.
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:20 PM

Awesome! Thanks again
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 10:21 PM

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:09 PM

You're welcome. :)

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 11:19 PM

I personally don't care for WOT or SiteAdvisor as their information can be and been proven to be suspect.


I knew I could`t be the only one. B)

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 03:56 AM

Trend Micro shows that BC is a Business/Economy web site. Can we trust them ?
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