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"checking Out" A Web Site Before You Visit (miniclips.com)


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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:26 PM

I believe MaraM asked a question about how to check out a website before going there before the "hiccup" yesterday (miniclips.com) so...
You could always try running them through http://www.siteadvisor.com/ , you can download a browser add-on or just do what I do (not as convenient though) and paste the web addy into "Look up a site report:" which gave me http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/miniclip.com , still no guarantees that you couldn't end up with something that you don't want , but still a decent start towards what you can expect.
there is also http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/fr...p?page=overview ,I have no experience with it as it's kinda new and needs windows to work. Both downloads are free I believe.:thumbsup: HTH

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:41 PM

You can also check out the site at linkscanner.com.
Just put in the URL, to the site in question, and hit the Scan button.
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Posted 14 June 2007 - 07:57 PM

Thanks so much no one and tg1911 for all the great advise and links! I've bookmarked each and really, really do appreciate your help.

This help comes at such a perfect time as the little ones want to 'spread their wings' on the internet - and now I stand a good change of knowing ahead of time if certain sites are safe to download from or even visit.

(Good example of best laid plans gone astray ... child wanted knitting sites, each looked perfectly safe so I permitted the download of a free knitting pattern. Went to great lengths to explain why one must always run any download through AVG and SpyBot prior to clicking on it ... and can only say I wish to goodness it had contained a virus. Even a virus would have been far, far better than what suddenly shot up - in full screen size and vivid colour! Egad!!).

Yes, all your help is so very appreciated - thank you, thank you! Gentle hugs!

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:01 PM

You're welcome, Mara.
Now's the time to teach the kids about internet security, while they're young. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:06 PM

You can also check out the site at linkscanner.com.
Just put in the URL, to the site in question, and hit the Scan button.


Cool :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 09:09 PM

You're Welcome Mara :thumbsup:

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