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Apr 5, 2006

SiteAdvisor for safer browsing

Cool free browser extension (IE and Firefox) that automatically checks websites you visit against its database, and warns you of potentially unsafe sites with a red button. The database has been compiled by automated and manual tests across "sites representing more than 95% of web traffic" looking for dubious practices such as excessive popups, spamming on emails submitted, spyware downloads, browser reconfiguration etc. Green/red/grey [untested] buttons magically appear next to each of the search results on Google and Yahoo too, so you get a heads-up before even visiting a site. Isn't the web a wonderous thing?
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