joe53
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WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

FWIW, an interesting comparison between three web reputation and site rating services:
http://www.techairlines.com/2010/09/24/wot-vs-siteadvisor-vs-safeweb/

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way299
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Re: WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

Check out http://asafesite.com 

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Bugbatter
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Re: WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

Check out 
I can't check that out. My security gives me a warning when I try to go there.


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Bugbatter
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Re: WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

Perhaps this is why I am having trouble accessing that site:

http://hosts-file.net/default.asp?s=http%3A%2F%2Fasafesite.com+
https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/asafesite.com


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stonent
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Re: WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

I tried the link posted by way299 at work and got this from our content filter:

Access to this web page is restricted.

Reason:

This site is filtered in the "Proxy Avoidance;Information Technology" category.

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tieuho
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Re: WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

you can check safe here: http://checkwebsitesafe.com

website will check site input by wot,google browsing,mcafee, notorn,avg online ...

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tieuho
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Re: WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

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ky331
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Re: WOT vs McAfee SiteAdvisor vs Norton SafeWeb

Tieuho,

while CheckWebsiteSafe has the advantage of offering multiple analysis (AVG, WOT, McAfee, Google, Norton) of websites, the "problem" is that the user has to actively go to that site, and type-in (or copy/paste) EACH URL that (s)he is interested in.   This really isn't practical... I don't know of anyone who will actually test every URL before they "visit" there.

In contrast, the various site-advisors listed above are add-ons (plug-ins) that automatically [and very efficiently] work inside the user's browser(s).   WOT, in particular, can be set to either WARN or actually BLOCK any "objectionable" sites [per its database], offering the user continuous protection at all times.

[As noted in my signature, WOT is just one of several layers of protection that I rely upon.]

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