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SiteAdvisorLaunchesTrial

SiteAdvisor Launches Trial Version

from SiteAdvisor press release, Mar 2006

 

Excerpt

SiteAdvisor’s test results reveal that the Web can be extremely dangerous if consumers don’t have a way to know which sites are safe or not. The company’s comprehensive testing of the Web over the last 11 months resulted in:

“Red” warning ratings for sites representing more than 5% of Web traffic

“Yellow” cautionary ratings for sites representing more than 2% of Web traffic

 

Many popular Web categories have a much higher percentage of red and yellow sites. For example, SiteAdvisor’s software reveals that on the first page of Google search results for “screensavers,” 10 of the 18 sites shown have “red” ratings. “Every month, worldwide Web users make more than 1 billion visits to ‘red’ sites, resulting in countless spyware infections, spam-filled inboxes and hijacked browsers,” noted Tom Pinckney, co-founder and VP Engineering. “We shed light on which sites are red so users can make better decisions about where they go and what they do online.”

 

Notes from Clif

Did you hear that? People visit bad websites over 1 billion times a month. I've been using SiteAdvisor for several weeks now. I recommend it to everyone. This tool is especially valuable to those who aren't up to date on the dangers of the internet. Make sure Grandma and Grandpa and all your kids use this tool while surfing.

 

Here's my last review of SiteAdvisor, with a description and a screenshot.

 

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