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Take precautions before visiting a site

There is no doubt that internet security has prime importance in this age of cyberspace. Malware, hackers, fishing sites and other harmful elements are hanging around the net to attack you at any time. Before visiting a suspicious web site, knowing about its behavior is very useful, because, whatever security measures you have been taken; still there is a chance to an attack just by clicking on a link from such sites.

Symantec has introduced an online service called Norton Safe Web (a plug-in also available for Norton Internet security 2009 users) that analyzes websites for any possible security threat. By just entering a site’s URL, one can identify whether it is a fishing site or have any harmful elements that pose a security threat to you.

By entering a URL, Norton safe Web analyses it and identifies whether the site is malicious with fraudulent page, malware, Remote Access Software, Unsolicited Browser Changes, Phishing Attacks, Backdoor, virus, Trojan or any other threats that endanger to the system.

Norton Safe web is similar to McAfee Site Advisor, WOT, Browser Defender and the latest Opera browser protection against malware. Norton Safe Web analyzes Web sites to see how they will affect you and your computer. Norton safe web currently in beta stage, there are many sites yet to analyze.

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