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"the web, tested"

Following links from the ever helpful Lifehacker, I came across Siteadvisor.

Currently in beta, it's a tool that informs you whether the link you've followed (or even are about to click on) points to a site that delivers malware, or spams you when you give it a registration email.

It's not too obtrusive - though it does add a rating icon to links on Google. You can use a JavaScript-driven pop-up to drill down to find out what was seen as to give a site a bad rating, whether it's sending spam or downloads with embedded spyware.

Rather useful - and available for both IE and Firefox.

Put this one on your parents' PC!

You'll be pleased to know that this blog gets a clean bill of health!

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pickledginger
Feb. 16th, 2006 06:42 am (UTC)
I like it!

Yes, one for my mother, definitely.
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