How To Report Bad Websites

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  1. Chiron

    Chiron Registered Member

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    Hello, does anyone know of places where you can report bad websites in order to hopefully have them shut down or at least made so that less people will be able to visit them?

    Please let me know of any services like this that you are aware of. I figure the more services you can report a site to the better the chances are of something actually being done about it.

    Thanks.
     
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    Phishing: https://www.phishtank.com/

    A fast way to protect a large quantity of people ( IE7/8/9/10 & Windows 8 ) is to report a URL to Microsoft SmartScreen:
    Also, make sure to use Page42's link to cover all Chrome & Firefox users.
     
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    Looks to me like it is not Google itself that you are submitting to, but a site called StopBadware. You can get there via the link I posted above (there's another link on the page it resolves to, click on it), or go here.
    StopBadware has a forum called BadwareBusters.org.
    Google and mozilla are listed as BadwareBuster partners.
    Lotsa info to read up on. ;)

    badware partners.jpg
     
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    Okay, so as of this moment I'm aware of how to report bad websites to:

    report dangerous sites to Badware Busters (Same as reporting site to Google Safe Browsing only with more options)
    report illegal activity to the FBI/NW3C Internet Crime Complaint Center
    report phishing sites to US-CERT
    register to report phishing sites to PhishTank
    report dangerous sites, for Microsoft through IE8, by following the instructions on this page
    Report phishing sites to Netcraft by using the form on this page

    Does anyone know of any other useful places to submit dangerous sites? Also, does anyone know the best places to submit a site in order to hopefully have it taken down as quickly as possible?

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