Do you use search results security tool 2009?

Discussion in 'polls' started by progress, Aug 16, 2009.

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Which is your main search engine results rating tool?

  1. McAfee SiteAdvisor

    3.3%
  2. PC Tools BrowserDefender

    1.1%
  3. Trend Micro TrendProtect

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. AVG LinkScanner

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Finjan SecureBrowsing

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. WOT

    30.0%
  7. None

    65.6%
  1. progress

    progress Guest

    Thank you for voting :)
     
  2. Criss

    Criss Registered Member

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    None. :)

    I would like to use avg linkscanner but it conflict with avira webguard. :doubt:
     
  3. Creer

    Creer Registered Member

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    Another vote for None
     
  4. the Tester

    the Tester Registered Member

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    None here also.
     
  5. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    None. I have tried SiteAdvisor, WOT and Finjan. I found them to be inaccurate on labeling both the good, and the bad. I find WOT to be subjective and based to much on user opinions and not actual identified problems. Having said that, if I used one that would be the one I'd use.

    I do on occasion just to compare, check some sites using the on-line checks at the SiteAdvisor, WOT and Browser Defender sites.
     
  6. 1boss1

    1boss1 Registered Member

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    There's no "Other" but i use a tool that shows a ton of site metrics in the search results under each site.

    It's not a security tool, and won't help with known legitimate sites that have been hacked/injected but overall it does an excellent job sorting the wheat from the chaff.
     
  7. Ade 1

    Ade 1 Registered Member

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    Where's FS2010 browser protection?
     
  8. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    WOT, though like others have said, take the ratings with a grain of salt.
     
  9. progress

    progress Guest

    Is there a free version? :)
     
  10. Ade 1

    Ade 1 Registered Member

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    Don't think so - it's part of the FS IS2010 suite. I also hear it isn't included with the stand alone AV.

    It shows ratings for search results as well as blocking access to 'dodgy' sites similar to WOT.
     
  11. icr

    icr Registered Member

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    None here too
     
  12. Montecristo

    Montecristo Registered Member

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    None for me
     
  13. progress

    progress Guest

    I removed AVG LinkScanner because of network problems. What a pity! :( I will give WOT a try :)
     
  14. LoneWolf

    LoneWolf Registered Member

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  15. progress

    progress Guest

    I agree, a real-time tool is a better choice. However, most of the AV contain a webshield nowadays :)
     
  16. lordpake

    lordpake Registered Member

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    I voted 'none' because I have no main tool.

    I use both SiteAdvisor and WOT. I also used LinkScanner however due to constant network timeouts with browsers I had to remove it.
     
  17. Threedog

    Threedog Registered Member

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    Like condominimums....don't use em. :D
     
  18. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    None, I don't care for ratings. Besides, many of the sites I go to, hmm, hmm, are the kind that gets flagged often and we aren't talking malware here :)
    Mrk
     
  19. progress

    progress Guest

    Yesterday I entered a web page of a political party and WOT notified me: Warning! Page is not trustworthy! o_O

    I think it's time to remove WOT from all machines, I can't stand that propaganda ... :thumbd:
     
  20. nikanthpromod

    nikanthpromod Registered Member

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    Browser defender :thumb:
    Better than all
     
  21. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

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    None, i rate them myself :D
     
  22. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    WOT as a Firefox Add-on
     
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