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  1. chrisjackson1985

    chrisjackson1985 Former Poster

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    site advisor,

    any good... .does anybody use this free plugin?
    and just how affective is it?
     
  2. WSFuser

    WSFuser Registered Member

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    i use SiteAdvisor for Fx and its pretty neat, but it wont prompt or stop you from visiting bad sites.

    in addition, not all sites marked as red are necessarily bad. some sites may just spam you if u enter your email others may just link to other "red" sites.
     
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    It,s good but as said above not 100% but sure it is helpful.

    U can use scandoo.com as well.
     
  4. GS2

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    Sitehound is another possibility, by Firetrust
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    i use both of these with IE and they work well together.
     
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    That's strange, they used to. It must have gotten taken out when McAfee bought it.

    My father's website got marked bad because he used an installer for one of his programs that produced FPs in McAfee (heuristically) as well, so even some of the ones that are rated as 'distributing malware' aren't always bad.

    It is useful, though, and still worthwhile IMO. It may not be 100% accurate, but I'd say that it actually brings decision-making down a bit closer to actual "common sense" regarding internet usage. Just read the ratings on sites that you visit. If there's any question you could also use Dr. Web's link scanner and the "Link Checker" on the SocketShield website.
     
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  7. WSFuser

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    ive never noticed that (even before mcafee). on firefox it just highlights search results and of course, the colored status icon.
     
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    They used to if the site was rated as "Breaches browser security", but not if it just had "Red downloads". I clicked on one of those links once and it actually redirected my browser to an info page saying basically: "Do you REALLY want to do that?"
     
  9. WSFuser

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    ok thx Notok. thats explains why ive never seen that alert then.

    just to add, SiteAdvisor does open a page/prompt for every site it blocks.
     
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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    It does give info on the pages it alerts on
     

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    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    Sitehound seems to work well also
     
  12. aigle

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    This type of ballon alert is only for IE not for FF.
    BTW, I think Notok is saying about some other type of alerts.
     
  13. WSFuser

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    i know that siteadvisor has tooltips when the cursor is placed over the X, ?, or check marks (firefox has this too), but SA will not stop u when visiting a bad site.
     
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