Programs Similar to SiteAdvisor

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by fred128, Aug 17, 2007.

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  1. fred128

    fred128 Registered Member

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    I know there is at least one program similar to SiteAdvisor and it was mentioned here but I can't remember the name. Does anyone know? Thanks
     
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    Web Security Guard, maybe?

    That is our other security software besides Spyware Terminator.
     
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    Linkscanner
     
  5. Perman

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    HI, FOLKS; I think there are few me-too products to Site Advisor out there. And I know for the fact that SiteAdvisor's data base is strictly built upon users's feed-in info, the author or keeper(I rather call him/her this way) may not bother to verify each feed-in, in other words,anyone can feed SiteAdvisor any info that one wishes to manipulate and users are not aware of these, taking the ratings for granted. Therefore, I am asking folks this: do you know any other programs similar to SiteAdvisor but adopting different approaches? Thanks.
     
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    TrendProtect
    RGguard
    TrustWatch
    Finjan SecureBrowsing
     
  7. LUSHER

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    1. Badware.org - http://stopbadware.org/ (no plugin just listing)
    2. SecureBrowsing - http://securebrowsing.finjan.com/index.html
    3. Haute Secure (betaware)- http://www.hautesecure.com/howitworks.aspx (Includes elements of HIPS with sandboxing and behavior analysis).
    4. Linkscanner (free software available also for Internet explorer and firefox) - http://linkscanner.explabs.com/linkscanner/default.asp
    5. Robot Genius RGguard - http://www.robotgenius.net/technology/rgguard.jsp
    6. Scandoo - http://www.scandoo.com/config.do
    7. Siteadvisor (available via firefox extension) - http://www.siteadvisor.com/
    8. Sitehound - http://www.firetrust.com/firetrustsitehound.html
    9. TrendProtect™ Beta Overview - TrendProtect™ Beta Overview - http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/free_security_tools/trendprotect.php
    10. Web Security Guard - http://www.websecurityguard.com/
    11. Anti-Phishing tools

    BTW SiteAdvisor does not do phishing and one common point of the entries in the above list is that they advise users about malware on the site.
    There are many others that are more focused towards phishing protection (trustwatch, callingid) but might also provide an element of protection against malware has well.

    Taken from here
     
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    Is WebSecurityGuard a Crawler application too?

    SourMilk out
     
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    Hi, it's Shane from McAfee SiteAdvisor. That's actually not accurate. The vast majority of our site ratings are the result of automated repeatable tests conducted by a pretty massive cluster running virtual machines that crawl the Web.

    The test machines run automated tests as well. For example, we test sites for e-mail practices by signing up with unique, one-time-use e-mail addresses and watching the associated inbox for spam. (BTW, the addies we construct are sufficiently complex to avoid being dictionaried). Likewise, our download tests are run by virtual machine. After downloading, we analyze changes to the registry, hard drive and desktop and run a packet sniffer to check network traffic to known ad servers.

    We DO use input from the reviewer community which has tens of thousands of active members. We use that input particularly for tests which don't lend themselves to automation like e-commerce experiences.

    But the community is there as well because we're not perfect. Sometimes our automated tests make mistakes. We don't catch every bad guy. And the community is really great at helping us there.

    Check out the early entries in our blog for more details on methodology (blog.siteadvisor.com - check Dec 2005 and Jan 2006).

    Thanks.

    Shane
     
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    Hi. It's Shane from McAfee SiteAdvisor. There was a time when we did not offer anti-phishing fxnality in our toolbar. But as of January, we added it to both our free IE and Firefox plug-ins. The press release is here:
    http://www.mcafee.com/us/about/press/corporate/2007/20070123_201010_r.html

    Thanks. Safe surfing.
     
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    Anyone tried this one except of me?

    http://www.idnwebshield.com/

    Seems to be interesting because being based on different fine detection methods while using a locally saved blacklist AND local virtual proxy techniques rather than connecting to some database on every site access...
    That's what some of you will certainly like about it...

    Certified spyware free by Softpedia, by the way...

    Made in Austria
     
  14. MysteriousWorlds

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    Well, here's a short description from the website:

    Protection against "personal data theft and online fraud with spoofed websites also referred to as phishing". IdnWebShield provides new technologies to protect users against some of the most dangerous forms of phishing scams. Nevertheless you have to understand no one application nor technique can protect you at 100%. Be always critical on the web when someone asks you for your personal data.
    IdnWebShield combines seven technologies to fight against personal data theft via Internet.
    An easy-to-use form-based management console lets you basically control your personal IdnWebShield.

    IdnWebShield helps to distinguish good and bad Internet resources.
    Anti-phishing prophylaxis: A Firewall-principle combined with innovative heuristic detection capabilities provide an intelligent protection mechanism. IdnWebShield blocks any access to detected unsafe sources. An automatic synchronisation of protection-profiles keeps the software up-to-date.
    The link-detective up Whois information about IP-addresses of e.g. webservers.

    Administration: IdnWebShield provides a web-based administration portal which provides many possibilities to "play" with configuration settings of IdnWebShield. For example, you can adjust the filter level used by IdnWebShield to check the format of selected links.

    IDN-Phishing protection: IdnCCD next-generation IDN-security. IdnWebShield prevents Phishing attacks with international domain names. For example

    www.my-online-bank.com and www.my-online-bаnk.com seem to be the same domain names at first glance. Last one, www.meine-online-bаnk.com containes a cyrillic a. IdnWebShield provides an interface for IdnCCD-administration.

    Pharming protection: Typically criminals send spam e-mails including faked messages and links to spoofed websites in order to bait victims. It is to be expected, that ways to trick Internet-users will be improved. Thus in future criminals will use what is called tactics of guerilla e.g. Pharming or highjacking of Web site parts.
    More precise phishing attacks are more difficult it will be for average Internet users to recognize them.
    IdnWebShield-DefCon and local-DNS monitor are two technologies to fight against these hidden attacks.
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    Hope you'll like this one as much as I do

    Cheers
     
  15. MysteriousWorlds

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    Quote from their FAQ site:

    Why does IdnWebShield access the Internet?


    For providing maximum security IdnWebShield has to be kept up to date with some security-related data.

    * IdnWebShield automatically loads the latest security-profiles from the Internet. The every day`s synchronisation status is shown in the software`s administration portal.
    * Other automatic updates might concern Whois-configuration updates which are relevant for IdnWebShield`s link-detective as well as Html-header for the web-based administration portal.
    * All automatically updated data is text-based and downloaded in a compressed format.
     
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    Maybe this one is more secure, by means of online privacy concerns, than the other solutions that have already been discussed here?
     
  17. fred128

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    Just to let you folks know, Finjan and SiteAdvisor can be run simultaneously. I use Firefox and had Site Advisor. After downloading Finjan, the warnings for that program are on the left side and SiteAdvisor notifications are on the right.
    I don't know enough to say if this is overkill but sometimes, Finjan states that a site is safe for browsing only whereas SiteAdvisor can give a warning that there is bad stuff within the site and so, it's not wise to download anything.
    I tried downloading Finjan for IE7 but the icons didn't show. After looking at the support for the program, I made sure that pictures and third party cookies were enabled but it didn't solve the problem. It's not important for me because I only use Firefox. I think that if you do a lot of research in Google and Yahoo for anything, these programs are vital.
     
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