Malwarebytes for Chromebook is an Android app engineered specifically to protect your Chromebook

Own a Chromebook? Here is a version of Malwarebytes that has been engineered to work on your Chromebook. In order to get this, your Chromebook must be able to run Android apps so that you can download and install from the Google Play Store. Malwarebytes for Chromebook is an Android app engineered specifically to protect your Chromebook. Google Play automatically detect your Chromebook and will install the appropriate Malwarebytes product. I am currently running this (and testing) on my Chromebook… I am a firm supporter of Malwarebytes on all platforms (Windows, Android, etc…).

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Malwarebytes for Android or Malwarebytes for Chromebook free download comes for a limited time with an extended 90-day trial of the Premium version, if you sign up for a free Malwarebytes account. No commitment to buy required. When the 90-day trial is ended, Malwarebytes will only detect and clean, but not prevent, infections. It’s ad-free, forever.

Source: Malwarebytes Security: Virus Cleaner, Anti-Malware – Apps on Google Play

Malware Herd Protection For Your PC

What is that old saying, “there is strength in numbers?”… Malware is the leading cause to computer problems today that is also criminal in nature. What I have discovered over the years that no single anti-malware or anti-virus program can give you protection 100 percent of the time.

This is where the cloud sourced program called herdProtect can help, as your second line of defense against malware, by providing strength in numbers. herdProtect utilizes a ‘herd’ of multiple online anti-malware engines (68 engines to be exact) to guarantee the widest coverage and the earliest possible detection. As a second line of defense anti-malware solution, herdProtect is designed to run with any existing anti-virus program already installed on a user’s PC. herdProtect is a free service to help user’s find and remove malicious software; and, is an excellent resource to run, after an infection, when you think you have a computer cleaned of malware using your own anti-malware software. herdProtect is available as a full windows install or can be downloaded and run as a portable app.

herdProtect - Anti-Malware

The herdProtect scanning engine works by monitoring the active objects (processes, modules, drivers, etc.) on a user’s PC as well as the hundreds of auto-start execution points (ASEPs). As new objects such as processes become active in the system, herdProtect will use a secured network tunnel to scan the object for malware against the engines of the top 68 anti-malware scanners. By scanning in the cloud all processor intensive activities are performed independent of the user’s PC. Depending on the aggregate results of the scan, the user can then take the appropriate actions and keep their PC free from any known malware threats.

 

An Online Lightning Fast Virus Scanner

To add another tool to your arsenal in the fight against malware, be sure to visit BitDefender’s QuickScan.

BitDefender’s QuickScan

BitDefender’s QuickScan is an online tool which uses a technology they call .in-the-cloud. scanning technology which is capable of detecting active malware in less than a minute.

BitDefender’s QuickScan

The benefit of this technology is that the scanner uses online scanning engines that only uses a fraction of system resources needed to perform the scan; PLUS,the entire database of signature updates, etc… is maintained online by BitDefender.

One thing I do want to point out here and this is important:

BitDefender’s QuickScan is a tool that is designed to “detect” malware that is already existent on your PC, which is already active in memory or present in files that are run at system startup. In other words this tool is used, as a second opinion, to determine if your system is infected or you have suspicion that your system is infected.  It is not designed to provide real-time protection; but, again it is another tool to add to that arsenal in the fight against malware.  Thank you BitDefender for helping keep us safe…

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Search and Destroy (Spyware and Malware)

There are numerous security software offerings out there these days to the point, as an end-user, you do not know what direction to go.

Typically it is a good idea to layer the protection on your PC.  For example on my PC I have installed Microsoft Security Essentials, Immunet and the commercial version of Malwarebytes Anti-malware.  All three play very well together and all three are monitoring my system in real-time.  Another strategy that I will use, in addition to what is already installed, is through the use of portable security apps. On a periodic basis I run the portable security app to scan my computer. It is sort of my way of getting second opinion.

One of the “portable versions” of a security app that I use is Spybot Search & Destroy [ CLICK HERE ] .

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If you are someone that is an old dog in the world of computers, I am sure you know about the full install of Spybot Search and Destroy; it has been around for a long time. I think I may have swayed from the full install of Spybot at one point due to all of the other offerings that came about, so I am happy seeing this as a portable app option.

So if you are looking for a “portable” security app that you can slap on your flash drive as an addition to your tech toolbox OR you are looking for that “second opinion” security app to periodically scan your PC, then Spybot Search & Destroy Portable is a nice addition.

Spybot Search and Destory

Spybot – Search & Destroy detects and removes spyware, a relatively new kind of threat not yet covered by common anti-virus applications. Spyware silently tracks your surfing behaviour to create a marketing profile for you that is transmitted without your knowledge to the compilers and sold to advertising companies. If you see new toolbars in your Internet Explorer that you haven’t intentionally installed, if your browser crashes inexplicably, or if your home page has been “hijacked” (or changed without your knowledge), your computer is most probably infected with spyware. Even if you don’t see the symptoms, your computer may be infected, because more and more spyware is emerging. Spybot-S&D is free, so there’s no harm giving it a try to see if something has invaded your computer.

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New Site Added to Blogroll – Malware Removal Instructions

Just a quick note…  I recently completed a link exchange with a site that I would like to introduce called “Malware Removal Instructions” .

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Your computer is infected with malicious software? Do you have popups on your PC? If so, search this blog for removal instructions or find computer threats by category.

Malware Removal Instructions has been added to the What’s On My PC blogroll (at the sidebar of the blog) for your future reference. If you have never experienced a malware infection, I strongly encourage you to visit this blog to get a “look see” of what the talk is all about.  You will be amazed how malware evolves, changes on a daily basis, damages your PC, and can literally convince you into handing over your money.

Sample Article:

Remove fake Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (Uninstall Instructions)

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How do they do it?  Each week I select links to articles from the sites (blogs) that are composed by the authors who are associated with the What’s On My PC blogroll. The quality and content is amazing and serves as an excellent learning source for those who have the computer and information technology bug. Please, I encourage you to visit these sites.

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SUPERAntiSpyware Now Available in a FREE Portable Version

Malware infections on today’s PC is probably one of the most frustrating experiences out there. Your PC, when attacked, is rendered useless and attempts to remove the infection is futile. The infection is usually in the form of FAKE security software that has one goal of extracting (stealing) money from you by using the FAKE security software as the bait (and as an illusion). Your attempts to install  legitimate security software to resolve the problem fail; your attempts to download malware fixes (from reputable security sites) fail; popup windows accumulate; your security software on your PC is crippled; control panel is crippled; safe mode is crippled; file data on your PC is compromised; and the list goes on and on. In essence, you have lost all control of your PC.

Many users end up resorting to a complete recovery of their PC that takes the PC back to factory specs; AND, as a result end up losing valuable file data (such a pictures, emails, important documents, etc…).  This experience is not only frustrating to the everyday computer user; but, is also frustrating experience for a computer tech, as well.  The attack vector and complexity of these infections changes daily and you have to be prepared.

This is where the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner can help.  The SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner is a new product made by the makers of the FREE SUPERAntiSpyware software you install on your PC.

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I am a real advocate of this software and highly recommend it.  Simply download it and keep a copy of it on your flashdrive. When a malware infection attack occurs that renders your system useless, run this scanner from your flashdrive.  The SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner is another valuable tool to keep in your Tech Toolbox (on your flashdrive).

The new portable scanner harnesses the same powerful anti-spyware engine as the Professional Edition of SUPERAntiSpyware and references a spyware definition database that is updated at least once per day. It is free for personal use, and technician and corporate licenses are available. SUPERAntiSpyware Portable can be downloaded from

http://www.superantispyware.com/portable

In addition to keeping the SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner on your flash drive; I also suggest you take a look and install the FREE version of SuperAntiSpyware on your PC.

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SuperAntiSpyware comes to us in (2)-two flavors. The FREE version and the PAID Professional version. The only difference between the two is that the FREE version requires manual intervention (e.g. scans, updates); whereas the PAID version provides real-time protection, scheduled scanning and other additional protective features. Folks, this is good software and having it installed on your PC adds another layer of protection that plays well with your other anti-virus and anti-malware software products. I have featured this product on the blog several times [ Link ] and highly recommend it.

Some of the Features of SUPERAntiSpyware:

  • Detect and Remove Spyware, Adware and Remove Malware, Trojans, Dialers, Worms, KeyLoggers, HiJackers, Parasites, Rootkits, Rogue Security Products and many other types of threats.
  • Light on System Resources and won’t slow down your computer like many other anti-spyware products. Won’t conflict with your existing anti-spyware or anti-virus solution!
  • Repair broken Internet Connections, Desktops, Registry Editing and more with our unique Repair System!

I applaud the makers of SUPERAntiSpyware for making the internet a safer place!

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The New Cloud Version of SuperAntiSpyware

Bill Mullin’s Weblog – Tech Thoughts does it again by bringing to us important information about the NEW (and FREE) online version of SuperAntiSpyware. I found this to be important enough that I was compelled to shout about it here on the blog.

First, you need to visit Bill’s Weblog – Tech Thoughts to get the fine details on this NEW cloud driven app.

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Second, you really need to try SuperAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan. It is very easy to download and run a scan on your PC.  The definition updates are automatically updated daily so you do not need to do anything other than download and run.

The scanner does NOT install anything on your Start Menu or Program Files and does NOT need to be uninstalled.

This is another excellent layer of protection to compliment the security software that you should have already installed on your PC.  Make SuperAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan part of your normal maintenance routine. Thanks to Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts for bringing this important security application to our attention!

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Identify Poisoned Web Sites Before You Open Them

Detecting web sites in your browser that harbor drive-by downloads and phlishing attacks is a feat that is next to impossible to do without some type of active protection. These type of attacks are hidden behind the web links that you click “on”. What may appear to be a legitimate web link, could be a loaded gun.

I have featured articles in the past about the browser add-on called “WOT – Web of Trust” that provides a layer of protection in your web browser that alerts you about sites that may not be credible. I am an advocate of WOT, or any software for that matter that will protect the end user (which is you and me).

image Recently I have been experimenting with another browser add-on (for Firefox and Internet Explorer) called AVG LinkScanner. I have been using AVG LinkScanner, in conjunction with WOT, to further enhance my browsing experience and to provide an additional layer of protection from poisoned web sites.

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AVG LinkScanner works in real-time by identifying active threats in the moments beforehand (before you arrive at the web site). It does not rely on “blacklists” of sites that have been identified and databased as poisoned sites.

Search-Shield scans search results and places a safety rating next to each link, so you know where it’s safe to click.

Active Surf-Shield scans the page behind any link you click on or any web address you type into your browser. If the page is poisoned, it stops you from opening it. (This happens so quickly that you don’t even notice it.)

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AVG LinkScanner Features:

AVG LinkScanner® is the most effective protection against poisoned web pages.

It’s the only product that scans every web page just before you get there in real time, so it can identify short-lived threats.

Scans the pages behind all the links you click or type into your browser.

Scans the results of web searches in Google, Yahoo! and MSN so you know whether a page is safe before clicking on it.

Uses the intelligence gathered by a global community of online threat detectors.

Analyzes individual pages rather than entire sites because single pages may be threatened.

It doesn’t rely solely on a blacklist of bad sites that can quickly go out of date.

It can’t be identified by poisoned web sites, so they can’t take evasive action.

It doesn’t rely on opinion – it looks at what’s really on the web page.

Compatible with current products from other major security brands, so you can continue to use your existing software with AVG LinkScanner®.

Runs silently in the background – you won’t notice it until a threat is detected.

Minimal use of system resources – it won’t slow down your computer.

Easy to install and run.

Protects you immediately without need of a system scan.

Automatically updates whenever a new threat is found.

It’s quick and easy to install.

It works unobtrusively in the background and doesn’t slow your PC down.

It works smoothly alongside other major brands of security software.

AVG Search Shield now supports search engines other than just Google, MSN and Yahoo! Only dangerous, suspicious, or unknown links will be ranked; all unmarked links have been checked and found to be safe.

It’s completely free.

Works with most popular Windows OS including Win2k, XP, Vista (32 & 64 bit) and Internet Explorer (6.0+) and Firefox (2.0+) browsers.

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Newsletter with info to protect your PC…

I was reviewing the April ‘09 edition of the Web of Trust (WOT) newsletter and noticed that “What’s On My PC…” was reflected in the newsletter as a supporter of  Web of Trust (WOT)… I encourage you to download and read this newsletter, due that it offers important information on how you can make your internet experience much safer.  Thank you Web of Trust…

You can download the newsletter [ HERE ]

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If you are new to the Web of Trust (WOT)…  In summary WOT will help you stay safe when surfing the Internet.  It is an installation (browser add-on) that will make your internet browsing experience a safe experience.

  • Over 3 million users
  • Ratings for over 21 million websites
  • WOT safety ratings appear beside search results in Google, Yahoo!, Live Search, Wikipedia, digg, …
  • WOT warns you about dangerous links in Gmail, Windows Live Hotmail, and Yahoo! Mail
  • Read comments about websites from other users
  • The WOT browser addon is light, easy to use, and updates automatically
  • Option to block sites that are not safe for children

Past articles about the “Web of Trust” on “What’s On My PC…”

Web of Trust (WOT) – New Version Available

“FREE” Internet Browsing Protection…

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“WOT” to trust; “WOT” not to trust!

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Web of Trust (WOT) – New Version Available

I was just telling someone today, that one of the best protections out there for internet users is the “Web of Trust” (WOT). If you use Firefox or Internet Explorer as your internet browser, you definitely need to install the Web of Trust (WOT) addon. The installation is very easy and it is FREE.  I have written about this application in the past and will continue to be an advocate of this product. Web of Trust (WOT) warns you before you interact with a risky website. It helps you stop the bad guy at the front door; not after the bad guy is already in your PC and your security software is going bonkers.

Web of Trust (WOT)

Today I learned that a new version has been released:

“Web of Trust, the popular safe-surfing tool for browsers, has introduced a new version with protection options to suit every web-surfing habit. Adults and experienced users who prefer “Light” protection receive only a simple alert notifying them of sites with a poor reputation, whereas selecting “Maximum Safety” will prevent a risky page from loading. Parents with young children can choose the “Parental Control” mode which blocks inappropriate sites like pornography.” – Source: Web of Trust

The new version offers you, the user, control over the levels of protection you desire:

Web of Trust

Folks, if you do not have this addon installed, then you are playing Russian routlette with your mouse. The more people we can get onboard with this type of protection, the safer the internet will become. Stop the bad guys before they get in the front door.

Please visit the “Web of Trust” web site [ CLICK HERE ] to learn more and to install this FREE browser addon that you will not regret.

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Taking A Byte Out of Malware

Malware SpiderWhen I mention the term “malware” around my friends and family, I get some really strange looks. Most people are not absorbed into the tech side of protecting their PC’s and really do not care what the name of the current disease is. It is an attitude and approach similar to the government; “wait til it happens, then fix it”. Fixing a PC after a malware infection can be like the government trying to fix the economy. You try to fix it  and the problem does not go away, resurfaces, and in turn progressively worsens.

When you own a computer, the user must develop the attitude of prevention and protection. If you do not heed this advice, trust me, you will be in a position where you will be trying to fix your own economy… It is important to educate yourself about the threats, before the threats educate you. Malware today has developed into a threat with such magnitude that it is predominantly the preferred avenue of attack against everyday computer users.

What is malware?

In short it is “malicious software” that installs on your PC without your consent. It is designed to compromise your privacy, steal your money & identity, AND contaminate your PC. Basically, it just shows up in one form or another. (Obvious signs can be: as a popup, a browser redirect, suspicious security software, fake security warnings, your PC consistently runs slow, etc…).

How is it delivered?

Usually through misrepresentation or trickery… You click on a link in an email or a link on a web page that misrepresents what it really is and you’ve been had.  Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing, software pirating sites, porn sites are also favorite launching points for malware.

How to take the byte out of malware?

Layers of protection…What this is referring to is multi-layers of protection such as your firewall and various types of security software (e. g. anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-malware, browser protection, windows updates, software updates, etc…). It is important to maintain and keep these layers of protection in place.

One layer of protection that I currently use and highly recommend to all of my friends and family, to combat the threat of malware, is a program called “Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware”. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is an anti-malware application that can thoroughly remove even the most advanced malware.

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I use this program to manually scan my PC on a regular basis.  There is a “FREE” and “PAID” version. The difference  is that  the realtime protection, scheduled scanning, and scheduled updating features are not activated in the “FREE” version. Performing manual routine updates and scanning is sufficient in most cases. Just the fact that you have it installed and ready to go on your PC, in the event of a malware threat, is a big plus. Most tech people, without software such as this, will look you in the eye and tell you, formatting the hard drive and doing a complete operating system rebuild is the only way they will touch your PC. Due to the complexity of malware and today’s operating systems, no one can guarantee that your PC will be completely cleaned after a malware infection. I highly recommend that you download and install this software today.

 

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Note to my readers:  This article has also been featured on the site “Tech Thoughts”, which as a blogger, is an honor and privledge. “Tech Thoughts” is a high-octane site devoted to Security and System Tools and Tips, Software Reviews, News, Views, Downloads and Links.
 
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“FREE” Internet Browsing Protection…

When surfing the internet and interacting with websites that you may be unfamiliar with, you are at a risk of becoming a victim of theft, fraud, spyware, spam, viruses, etc. You are really at the mercy of a mouse click. One click and gotcha… We see text on the screen and take it as gospel and really do not know what lies behind that text. It is our nature to believe the written word and for some reason when we hear the word “internet” we look at it as a protective or secure technology; and as a higher trusting authority. It is everything but that.

The internet crime rate has went from that of Mayberry (Andy Griffith and Barney), where one bullet was sufficient; TO, CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) where you get hit (are victimized) and then you are trying to figure out what happened, how it happened and who did it. The internet environment, as we know it today, is an environment of victimization and defense. The fixes (defenses) occur usually after a person or entity has been victimized. The defenses or layers of protection we put into place are our anti-virus, anti-spyware, ant-malware software;  firewalls; software updates, etc… These defense measures, if updated properly, take over and attempt to detect or block the threat.  The problem with this is that the “threat” has to actually hit home (on our PC’s), before it is detected.

If you are someone who surf’s the internet on a regular basis; how would you like a layer of protection, that is easily managed within the confines of your browser (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox), that will allow you to visually see what web sites are rated safe or unsafe, before the threat hits home? This layer of protection, that I am a strong advocate of is, the layer of protection that is provided by Web of Trust (WOT).

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WOT’s color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites – green to go, yellow for caution and red to stop – helping you avoid the dangerous sites. WOT is “FREE”, very easy to install (as an Internet Explorer and Firefox plugin) and most importantly, very easy to use. Web of Trust (WOT) is a community driven service where users (like you and me) are the binding force behind each of the web site ratings.  At the time of this writing, WOT had collected ratings for over 21 million web sites.

Check out the WOT demo video below and find out how WOT will help you stay safe when surfing the Internet.

I hope that I have you convinced with installing this added layer of protection.  It only makes sense that you do…


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Extensive List of “FREE” Privacy, Security and Recovery Software…

I periodically visit the Wilder’s Security Forum to see what other people are saying about the various security software products that are available.  Forums are managed discussion sites where interest groups of people are formed to openly discuss a specific topic.  When I preview software, I always look to see if there is a forum on the site.  Forums are excellent information resources and can give you a good overview on the credibility of a matter or subject.

Wilder's Security Forum

Recently while visiting the Wilder’s Security Forum, I was reviewing a topic titled “Probably the best Security List in the World : )”…  The title caught my attention and as a result I came away with, what I feel, are (2)-two credible lists of “FREE” Security Software that I would like to share.

The first list is maintained at another forum located at a Finnish Antivirus Portal (called Virustorjunta.net).  The category titles are in Finnish; however, the sub-titles of the software are in English.  You can preview this list by clicking on the logo below.

Virustorjunta

The second list is located at another forum called Respawned.  This forum appears to be maintained in the United Kingdom and it appears that the forum topic “Freeware Privacy, Security and Recovery Software”  has been updated on regular basis since April ‘04.  You can preview this list by clinking on the logo below.

Respawned

Both of these lists provide an excellent overview of the various “FREE” products that are available AND provide a great opportunity to explore and research security software in a “side-by-side” manner.  The people who contributed to compiling this information has done a great service to those who are unfamiliar with security software products.  The forums which they have made these postings is an excellent way to get feedback, criticism and praise.  

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“WOT” to trust; “WOT” not to trust!

Knowing what to trust OR what not to trust when searching for and visiting web sites can be a very difficult task. The risks are innumerable (i.e. adware, browser exploits, fraud, malware, phlishing, spam, spyware, etc.); but there is a solution that will help keep you safe online and it is called “WOT“. WOT is an acronym for “Web of Trust“. WOT is a FREE downloadable browser add-on for Internet Explorer and Firefox that will warn you when you are about to interact with a risky web site. It helps you make an educated decision about a web site’s reputation and whether you should interact with the site or not. WOT is based on a rating system where the ratings are a compilation of reviews, from trusted sources and from everyday users like us, to assess the reputation of web sites. WOT uses four categories which it bases the ratings: Trustworthiness, Vendor Reliability, Privacy and Child Safety.

At the time of this posting, WOT had accumulated ratings for over 20.6 million web sites. You can freely download “WOT without registering; however by registering with WOT, you are given access to advanced features of the system, such as customizing protection levels and blocking access to dangerous web sites.

Before explaining to you how WOT works, it is important to stress that WOT is only one layer of protection and should also be used to complement other security practices and layers (i.e. firewall turned “on; anti-virus, anti-spyware, and anti-malware applications are installed and routinely updated; Windows updates are maintained; moral browsing habits, etc.).  

My personal opinion of WOT: “surfing without it is like playing Russian Roulette in your web browser”.

WOT - Web of Trust

HOW “WOT” WORKS

[CLICK HERE] for online demo

I deliberately performed a search for “wallpaper” using the Google search engine. To educate my readers, “screensaver” and “wallpaper” sites are notorious for rogue downloads that can contain spyware, trojan viruses and malware. Reflected below you can see a sample of the search results. Next to the results you will see the color coded ratings and you will notice that I deliberately placed my mouse pointer over one of the “red” symbols at which a dialogue box appeared giving me a good idea that the site I was about to visit was in the “red” in all categories.

 

WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS MEAN

 

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ACTUALLY VISIT A RISKY WEBSITE

Should you visit a potentially risky web site, WOT will cause the browser window to darken and a warning will appear. It is at this point is where you make the educated decision to proceed to the site, whitelist the site or acquire additional details.

 

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