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Identify Dangerous Websites

Post by rogerwimmer » Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:27 pm

Doc: I have anti-virus software, but recently a virus found its way on my computer. The thing is, I don’t know from which website I contracted the virus. Is there some way to "inspect" a website before visiting to ascertain if it's "clean?" - Anonymous

Anon: One way to help identify a dangerous website is to use the free download called Web of Trust (WOT).

There are also other approaches discussed by people who know much more than I do about the subject. One good site where you should learn a lot is located here.

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