This thread is NOT about IE-SPYAD or any HOSTS File (like MVPS, Bluetack, ...). I know already that both tools, protect you against visiting unsafe websites and I have IE-SPYAD and MVPS Hosts on my computer already. I also know that visiting websites, like porn, cracks, serials, illegal softwares, ... is unsafe and I avoid visiting these websites also. I also don't consider websites that install tracking cookies only as unsafe. What I would like to know is the following. 1. If you only open and close an UNSAFE website and nothing more than that, is that website able to infect your computer with malware ? (I once read at SWI that opening a spam-email can infect your computer and I'm not talking about attachments, just opening the email and nothing more than that.) 2. I don't believe that IE-SPYAD or any HOSTS Files protects you against any existing UNSAFE website on the internet. After all both work the same way as definition-based solutions. If the unsafe website isn't mentioned in IE-SPYAD or MVPS Hosts File, it will infect your computer once you start exploring that website. One of the basic preventing rules says : "Do not visit unsafe websites." Now that is easy to say, but how is a less-knowledgeable user able to see the difference between a SAFE and UNSAFE website ? I know already the answer : NO, he can't see the difference. So my question is : how can a less-knowledgeable user detect that a website is unsafe and infected with malwares (except tracking cookies). Are there any softwares or methods to verify a website ?