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What is the Web Reputation ratings?

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Question: What is the Web Reputation ratings?

 

AnswerThe Web Reputation service warns you about security risks associated with websites by displaying a colored rating icon next to each search result in your search engine page.

 

Web sites ratings

 

Green icon and highlight - Safe:The Web Reputation considers this page safe. It does not pose a risk to your security.This icon will also appear next to a web search result if you have trusted this website.

 

Yellow icon and highlight - Suspicious: The Web Reputation service considers that this page could pose a security risk. Avoid the web site  if possible, or exercise caution if you do open it.

 

Red icon and highlight - Dangerous: The Web Reputation service considers this page dangerous.It may contain hidden malicious software, or shows signs of involvement in "phishing". Phishing is a kind of fraud in which fake websites imitate legitimate ones to steal information. This icon will also appear next to a web search result if you have blocked this website.

 

Grey icon and highlight Unrated: The Web Reputation service has not yet tested this page. The website may use an unsupported protocol (something other than HTTP or HTTPS).

Grey icon and highlight -  No Response: The Web Reputation service is unable to contact the page rating system. Check your Internet connection and proxy server settings.

Note: The Web Reputation service is not supported for 64-bit versions of Windows Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. Google Chrome is also not supported.


Date Revised:
02-Feb-11

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