December 4, 2008 at 2:55 pm #28373December 4, 2008 at 8:56 pm #30401
It does something similar to 'SiteHound'?December 5, 2008 at 1:20 pm #30402
There is also a IE version, and yes I highly recommend something you trust that rates web sites. There are far to many sites that one should not even venture BearDecember 5, 2008 at 1:41 pm #30403
Wondering whether,in my case, Site Advisors are necessary,as I use good AntiVirus and Spyware, full time guards, and don't surf on the edge.I am alerted immediately a Virus tries to enter my Computer.Interested to hear Techies opinions.December 5, 2008 at 4:17 pm #30404
There is no such thing as to much protection these day's, with the advent of drive by's and pop under and re-directed url's there really is no such thing as safe surfing. BearDecember 5, 2008 at 7:56 pm #30405
Although I'm not a Techie (Yet), I do have my opinion on this, I use Firefox and the only real add-on I use actively that is similar to that is Ad-Block Plus just to stop those annoying pop-ups, apart from my Anti-Virus, Firewall and Anti-Spyware I don't have anything else for my computer protection and I've never been infected by a Virus or got Scammed by anything.It's really up to the User if they want to use it or not, but I think it depends on how the user thinks or there actual experience on a Computer, in my case I notice most Good and Bad things on a webpage and just don't click on the bad things e.g. Links and Ad's. If a user (i.e. A Novice User) doesn't feel they can identify Good or Bad things on a webpage they will feel safer with that running, I think it can get in the way when I'm browsing so don't use them.A lot of the time Common Sense can be used when clicking on links, If you have any doubt about the authenticity of the link then don't click it, just as simple as that. I heard a story in the News a few weeks ago where around 50 People were conned into thinking they had won a Holiday to somewhere through a email they received, they were asked to send there Passport and Birth Certificate to confirm there Identity, Now just state the bloomin obvious wouldn't you think that sounds fishy, Well they didn't and sent there Passports and Birth Certificate out (they would obviously never get them back). So my advice over anything is don't rely on Software to do the Job for you all the time, Use your own noggin that's what it is there for :).December 6, 2008 at 7:27 am #30406
I'll install it to work together with my trusty 'Site Hound' while using my FireFox – and thanks again for telling us about it!I'm as careful as humanly possible while surfing around the net - but I'm not the only one using this magic machine so that, combined with the fact that I'm ever so far from a 'techy' (sadly), every bit helps.(When I read the news about people taken in with scams like this one, I'm stunned.
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