fake website checker

  carnoustiejim 22:57 12 Aug 2010

hi just wondering if there are any sites or software which will check if websites are valid or not thank you kirriejim

  DieSse 23:08 12 Aug 2010

I use WOT - Web of Trust. Bear in mind this is not an exact science - there are others.

click here

You should turn on any anti-phishing settings in whichever browser you use.

You could use a pre-prepared hosts file.

click here

  northumbria61 23:25 12 Aug 2010

There is also Browser Defender - I use this and WOT (Web of Trust) on two seperate browsers.
click here

  Belatucadrus 23:51 12 Aug 2010

Another option you may like a look at is the Calling ID toolbar click here

  birdface 08:15 13 Aug 2010

Maybe open the purse strings and get the full version of Emisoft anti Malware or for a one off payment Malwarebytes.
Any of those two will give you full time protection and will stop most nasties from downloading on to your computer when Browsing.
I use WOT which warns you of any bad sites but unfortunately things do get by it.
Thats why you need something with full time protection.

  Chris the Ancient 09:09 13 Aug 2010

On the same lines...

Back in the days of Firefox 2 (I'm an FF user), there was an add-on toolbar called Spoofstick. It displayed the real details of the website address rather than any aliases. It was not updated when FF 3 was issued - though there was a workaround published (which I have lost :-((.

I miss it!

Has anyone found one that does the same Job in Firefox?

  carnoustiejim 11:02 13 Aug 2010

thanks for input shall give them a go kirriejim

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