Site Advisor! Very cool program!

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  1. Anti_Spyware

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    Just heard about this product- VERY Cool program...slows down browsing a tiny bit because it has to load the red/green alert icons but not very much. It's still in testing, but seems to work well.

    Check it out! http://www.siteadvisor.com/preview/ . Its called SiteAdvisor, and it's a plugin for firefox, IE, and opera. It displays warnings of different sites that you see on search engines and that you go to; green is safe, yellow is "be cautious" and red is "dangerous". This can help protect everyone against spam, phising, and malware in all forms, its VERY cool, and Ben Endelman even wrote an article about it and joined the SiteAdvisor team, he is excited by it. I am interested in reporting bad sites and researching how spyware infects people, so this is very exciting to me as well. This is So cool! It uses bots to crawl the web looking for spam, phising, and malware sites and updates its database, which is free under the creative commons license which means the URLs listed there, once they get the database up, can be used for spyware research and put into blocklists and things....very very cool!! Try it out!!
     
  2. RipVanTinkle

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    thanx for the heads-up
    looks pretty interesting :)
     
  3. Tassie_Devils

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    trying it now... It gives a Google search of things a Green Tick or a Red X in the results listings so you can avoid the sites.

    Looks good sooo far. but I like trying new extensions in Fx.

    TAS

    PS Wilders gets a GREEN alert :cautious: lol

    and I have not noticed any delays in surfing yet, appears to be the same to me. :doubt:
     

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  4. Mrkvonic

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    Hi,
    I did not like the fact you cannot download the xpi for firefox. You must install it. Plus Proxomitron warned of some javascript thingies on that site and removed them. 1 + 1 = 42. I want the xpi! This thing don't get installed by itself...
    Mrk
     
  5. devilish

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    Kind of misleading, since occasionally people post links to trojans and "rootkits" while pretending that they are security products. :)
     
  6. Tupk

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    pretty cool, i hope they pulls through to be sucessful.
     
  7. dodgy

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    thanx for tellin, this is what i was looking for a long!
     
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  9. ellison64

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    Siteadvisor

    Just wondering if anyone has used the siteadvisor extension plugin for firefox?.Ive just installed it and initial thoughts ,are that it seems ok.Anyone else used it or has any info about it?.Ive attached a pic to show what it does.
    http://www.freewarefiles.com/program_9_206_17784.html
     

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  10. freg

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    can someone post a picture of waht it looks like in internet explorer?
     
  11. WSFuser

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    when u get the prompt to install it just highlight and copy (ctrl + c) the entire url and paste it into internet explorer or a download manager to download but i do agree with ur initial point.

    p663939-1-safe3pr.jpg

    p663939-2-internetexp8lx.jpg
     
  12. ~*Nat*~

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    Hi,
    This is a program I've been looking for ALL MY Internet-Life !! :D

    Got it installed on IE.
    Just...where on that site is a download button for Opera
    please ??

    Thanx. :)
     
  13. hollywoodpc

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    Ok . Hell has frozen over . Nat has stepped out of ten forward . WOW !
     
  14. WSFuser

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    currently theres only support for IE and firefox but im sure there working on opera support. if u wish u can ask them politely to add support or ask how their progress is.
    http://img116.exs.cx/img116/1231/z7shysterical.gif http://img116.exs.cx/img116/1231/z7shysterical.gif http://img116.exs.cx/img116/1231/z7shysterical.gif
     
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    Thank You, WSFuser, ;)

    I really hope they will support Opera soon.
    Meanwhile I'll politely ask them about it. ;) :)
     
  16. ~*Nat*~

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    You are very funny, hollywoodpc. :D

    Why don't you just loosen up and have a play with me "downstairs" ~ in the basement, hm ? ;) :D
     
  17. hollywoodpc

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    ;) ;) :cool:
    Thank you for the invite . I just might
     
  18. ~*Nat*~

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    *waiting* ....

    You know..we could use another 4-word game player or so! ;)
     
  19. Close_Hauled

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    I just read about SiteAdvisor on Benjamin Edelman's site.

    Here is a blurb from the article:
    Having Ben Edelman on their advisory board should mean that this product can be taken seriously.
     
  20. ~*Nat*~

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    Hi,

    Just wondering if it's normal for Prevx to keep popping up demanding attention for this:
    Is SiteAdvisor updating its program by any chance ?
    I can't find any info on that.




    http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3900/siteadmwsnap0268uy.jpg


    Also...should I allow or deny ?? ~ I just don't know, lol.
     
  21. WSFuser

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    since the file its trying read contains teh word "setup" then i think it is an update.
     
  22. ~*Nat*~

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    OK ~ good! Thanx WSF. :)

    Funny that nobody else is noticing any update ??

    Oh well...somebody has to be 'first', right ? :p
     
  23. ErikAlbert

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    It seems to work : all SiteAdvisor websites had a green mark, which is logical,
    although some of them had a yellow mark, which is confusing. :D
     
  24. Tassie_Devils

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    Green = OK
    Yellow = Proceed with caution lol, [not much is known about that site yet by Siteadvisor, hmmmm]
    Red = well, you know :cautious:

    Oh, also I found in options to have searches highlighted also.... see pic..

    One more thing, if you don't see the Siteadvisor Info pop-up when mousing over the green/red icons, like I wasn't for a while, it's almost certain you have Javascript turned off.

    I have NoScript, and finally figured out I had to allow/or temporarily allow in my case JS.

    I had kept looking at my pop-up blocker in Kerio Firewall and in Firefox turning them off made no difference until the load of bricks hit me in the head it was JS. Just a heads up. :shifty:

    btw: If you want to see google results with some red ones for sure showing up, simply search for P2P or like I did just 'cracks'.. you will get a ton of them.

    Cheers, TAS
     

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  25. Tassie_Devils

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    here is the 'Yellow' advisory Erik. :)

    TAS
     

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