Is the Internet safe? Some will say yes, and some will say no. Personally, I think that it is not a safe place anymore. There are hundreds of thousands of websites on the internet but you cannot say whether any specific website is safe for browsing or not. There are links on websites that leads you to spam websites, install malicious software on your computer, steals your personal information, etc. Even if you have a good antivirus program installed, you can still not be sure whether the link you are about to click is safe or not. If you want to find out whether the website is safe for browsing, check out some tools mentioned below.
Norton Safe Web
Norton Safe Web is a simple and easy to use online tool that let users find out whether the website is safe for browsing or not.
All you have to do is enter the URL of the website you want to check and it will generate a complete threat report for you. The report will test the website for 18 different types of threats including viruses, malwares, Trojans, downloaders, remote access software, information stealers and more.
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Web of Trust (WOT)
Web of Trust (WOT) is a popular utility that helps users find out the reputation of any website on the internet.
Web of Trust (WOT) add-ons are available for different browsers that shows the trustworthiness of any website right inside your browser. Users can even rate different websites using WOT to help other users stay safe online. All you have to do is enter the URL in the field provided in top right corner and it will display the detailed report about the site. It is recommended that you install the WOT browser extension if you want to find out the authenticity of any website.
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McAfee Site Advisor
McAfee Site Advisor is another handy utility that help users find out whether the site is safe for browsing or not.
At first sight, you may think that you have to download McAfee Site Advisor software in order to check trustworthiness of any website, but it’s not. Try to locate the text box named “View a Site Report” in the right sidebar, enter the website you want to check and click on View Report.
The tool checks the website for email test, download tests, online affiliation and annoyances. The email test checks the website for any spam emails when the users sign up on the website for newsletter or any other purpose. The download test checks the website’s downloadable files and sees if they are trustworthy. Online affiliation refers to the linking practices of the website e.g. Advertisements etc. Lastly, the annoyances test the overall website and check if there are any popup or something that may make the website difficult to navigate.
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Online Site Scan
If you just want to know whether you should open a specific website or not, give Online Site Scan a go. The service will scan the website viruses, malware, spyware, and Trojans.
It uses other online tools like AVG, Google Safe Browsing, etc. to test the authenticity of any website. Just enter the address of any website and wait for the service to display the results.
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There you have it guys. With some of the tools mentioned above, you can test any website and stay safe online. If you know about any other tool, please share with us using the comments section below.