Make Your Web Browsing Safer

Satheesh C B | Sunday, March 01, 2009 | 0 comments

Internet Fraud is the fastest growing threat to personal safety. It is estimated that every day more and more people fall victim to internet based scams. Stay safe and don't become a victim ,use some  utilities mentioned below to stay away from fraud sites.



CallingID safe browsing toolbar automatically shows whether sites visited are real and safe to login, submit personal information to or deal with. It displays the site owner information of the website you are currently visiting. It includes the physical address, company name and a risk assessment, based on a variety of verification tests. CallingID checks if the site owner is actively conducting business.The program can protect you from phishing scams, and other online dangers.


title_CallingIDLinkAdvisor  warns you of links to sites that are known as phishing sites; use malicious code; are owned by illegitimate entities; contain or are reached via deceiving links , sites that hide their owners identity. CallingID has a database of over 3 million web sites and thousands of new sites are added to the database daily.When the mouse is placed over a link a risk assessment and the full details of the site owner are displayed, including full address, allowing you to evaluate the site before visiting it.

  • Which site will you really visit
  • Which company stands behind the site
  • Is it safe to deal with the site
  • Are there any known risks visiting the site

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SysReq:Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003 Server, Mozilla Firefox and/or Microsoft Internet Explorer|freeware


HomePage CallingID – Homepage  | arrow Link Advisor  (3.37MB) arrow LinkToolBar (3 MB)



Similar to the above, this add-on performs real-time site scanning in search of active attacks. You can scan a given URL on demand, and you can use LinkScanner side-by-side with filtering software.It  integrates with Google, Yahoo and MSN to check the search results and can warn you of exploits, hacked pages, malicious sites and phishing/fraud scams.

Hold your cursor over the icons and a description will appear, click the icon and you will be taken to a definition page giving further information about the site and the reason for the rating.One of four color-coded icons will appear next to each result. It  provides the most accurate analysis of the safety of Web search listings.LinkScanner Lite is free for personal use.


SysReq: Windows 2000, XP Home and XP Professional, Vista


HomePage LinkScanner – Homepage | arrow  LinkScanner Lite  (3.73MB)




Finjan SecureBrowsing is a security extension for your browser that scans and classifies web addresses to provide you with safety rating of URLs before you visit them. Proactively alerting you to potentially malicious web addresses in links of search results, ads and other selected web pages, SecureBrowsing protects you from webpages that could be used to compromise your privacy and identity.




  • Sites are scanned in their current form, so potentially harmful recent changes are always detected.
  • Visiting unknown sites from search results becomes a lot safer with SecureBrowsing installed.
  • Code analysis is a more efficient method than most alternatives for detecting malicious behavior.
  • Some warnings contain rather detailed information about the nature of the threat at hand.
  • SecureBrowsing does not depend on static URLs or blacklists, giving it a more dynamic approach.

SysReq:  XP Home (SP 2)/ 2000 (SP 4) |  I E 6.0 or 7.0 |  Firefox 1.5 or 2.0


HomePage  FSB - HomePage  | arrow For  IE  (491 KB) | arrow  For Firefox (153KB)


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WOT is a free Internet security addon for your browser. It will keep you safe from online scams, identity theft, spyware, spam, viruses and unreliable shopping sites. WOT warns you before you interact with a risky website. It's easy and it's free.


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WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites - green to go, yellow for caution and red to stop – helping you avoid the dangerous sites. Surf safer and add WOT to your Firefox/IE now

SysReq:Windows (all), Mac OS X, or Linux| Fire Fox| IE 6.00 /7.00 | Freeware


HomePage    WOT HomePage  | arrow  For IE  (0.99MB) |  arrow For FireFox (1.11MB)



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