While visiting a web site over Internet, do you ask yourself that it is safe? Had we ever check about it? Did you that, even well-known websites can be compromised and used to deliver viruses and other forms of malware. This article explains how you can check whether a website is safe before you visit it.
Free online website checking services:
Some antivirus provides network protection that will check the website or file is safe or not. Browser add-ons become popular too that will alert users if the page is bad or not. Most browsers will block any bad sites or unsafe downloads but you might want to see below online Services to check if a website is safe or serving malware. Add them in your bookmark or favorites so the next time you want to visit a site, you’ll get to see first if it’s not going to harm your system:
Following are the list of free web sites where you can check about site by entering that web site address –
1) Google Safe Browsing –
Safe Browsing is a service provided by Google that enables applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of suspected phishing and malware pages.
Warn users before clicking on links that appear in your site when they lead to malware-infected pages.
Prevent users from posting links to known phishing pages from your site.
Check a list of pages against Google's lists of suspected phishing and malware pages.
This is a service by Google. Just enter the URL at the end of http://google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=
Norton Safe Web is a new reputation service from Symantec. Their servers analyze Web sites to see how they will affect you and your computer. Then, using the Norton Toolbar installed on your PC, They let you know how safe a particular Web site might be before you view it. It is a free online link scanning service from Norton / Symantec which is world major in Anti-Virus and Internet Security Software.
A free web security plug -in McAfee that provides you with simple red, yellow and green Website security rating.
How it works :
With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. We add small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives.
These site ratings are based on tests conducted by McAfee using an army of computers that look for all kinds of threats (detailed below). The result is a guide to Web safety.
The SiteAdvisor technology is free, easy to install and even easier to use. And it doesn't collect any personally identifiable information.
4) WOT (Web of Trust) -
You +1'd this publicly. WOT is a community-based, free safe surfing tool for browsers that provides website ratings & reviews to help web users as they search, surf & shop online
By using the above services or feature and add-ons while you browse, you are protecting not only your computer but your private information because some websites will ask for your login credentials. Better be safe than sorry!