How to avoid malicious sites
Protect yourself from malicious sites by using these simple tools:
Check out a site’s address before going there by using:
Enter this into your browser’s address bar: google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?Site=
Put the domain you want to check after the = sign
Example: Google Safe Browsing diagnostic page
Another tool for site checking: Norton Safe Web
This Firefox extension that can help avoid phishing and spoofing attacks: Petname-Tool
For example you can give your own “petname” to your paypal or amazon login pages.
Now when you visit those pages you’ll see your petname only IF it’s legitimate. Malicious sites won’t display your “petname”.
And if you use WordPress, you may want to check your own WordPress site: WordPress Exploit Scanner
Make sure you are using a top notch anti-virus/anti-malware program like Vipre Antivirus+Antispyware.
If you have Spybot Search & Destroy installed you can use the immunize feature for added protection.
Couple this with the Javacool Software’s SpywareBlaster for even greater protection from malicious sites.
Both are free if you’re willing to do manual updates (make sure you do).
Malicious sites will only continue to proliferate so stay aware and stary protected.
Need help with a hacked site? Go here: cleanuphacks.com
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