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CharleyO

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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 05:56:49 AM »
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There is little difference between Site Advisor and WOT. Both are reputation scanners that are subject to those doing the ratings ... like or dislike / safe or unsafe ... it's virtually the same thing on those 2 applications. Any one can post these ratings and this would include owners of malware distributing web sites, malware writers, as well as other malcreants.

If I were one of the above mentioned malcreants, I would be doing ratings on SA & WOT everyday.

It would be best if those 2 applications were discontinued because those who reply on them will be infected sooner rather than later.


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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 03:29:06 PM »
@ Hally

When I said Bad, I meant Not safe.

I was emphasizing on the manipulative probability of WOT

I used to use WOT for a long time but not anymore after I found many good sites as Unsafe

@ nmb

Compared to others

I don't think Hally's post looks neat and Tidy  ;D

A Little More Info

WOT Services Ltd. (formally known as Against Intuition, Inc.) was founded in 2006 by two graduate students: Timo Ala-Kleemola and Sami Tolvanen.
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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2010, 03:52:35 PM »
McAfee SiteAdvisor is useless and can even rate sites with known malware as safe.

WOT is OK but too subjective for my liking.
Yokenny Your words ring true, so I used them. If Folks insist on clicing on every site lets call this browsing by its proper name Russian Roulette

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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2010, 04:29:06 PM »
@ pinnacle

How to play with WOT ;)

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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2010, 10:32:08 PM »
Yokenny nice catch,  :)

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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternative
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2010, 11:01:22 PM »
Hi  :)

I Use.. WOT

On Both My.. Laptop - & - Desktop

In Both.. Firefox - & - IE8

Tip!
If You Register Your - WOT
You get extra settings  :)
And..
You get to Sync all your WOTs  :D

 I Love - WOT  :-*
As it has saved me from disaster quite a few times.


Super Light - & - Problem Free....
WOT - Rocks!  8)



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in Google Chrome I use this one too: https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/jhejngphiacapbgllhagbpdkkdieeaej
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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 12:27:44 AM »
@ Omid Farhang

Google Chrome comics for your entertainment: ;D
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55063.msg475738#msg475738
« Last Edit: March 01, 2010, 12:33:34 AM by YoKenny »

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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 01:01:45 AM »
@ Omid Farhang

Google Chrome comics for your entertainment: ;D
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=55063.msg475738#msg475738

yeah I see that and commented, I like your post  ;)
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Re: McAfee SiteAdvisor Alternatives
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2010, 06:59:43 PM »
To make my point that WOT can be manipulated

Check this site http://www.thegrace.com/

This is a Arabic site created by a Muslim who converted to Christianity..

Since most Arabic speakers who use WOT are Muslims

This site is rated as bad in WOT