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Kudos0

Site Safety

Hi All,

When you see the green checkmark or shopping cart next to a site, it means it's safe...right? But then why does the site show as green when people (the "community") post that the site is full of trojans etc...for example:

http://safeweb.norton.com/profile/Johnny%20Peric

I'm just curious as to whether the community may be full of "Haters" of the sites or if my "green checkmark" is really good for nothing?

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Kudos0

Re: Site Safety

Hi All,

When you see the green checkmark or shopping cart next to a site, it means it's safe...right? But then why does the site show as green when people (the "community") post that the site is full of trojans etc...for example:

http://safeweb.norton.com/profile/Johnny%20Peric

I'm just curious as to whether the community may be full of "Haters" of the sites or if my "green checkmark" is really good for nothing?

Kudos0

Re: Site Safety

Hi 360premier,

The link you posted navigates to a user profile on Norton Safe Web.

Are you saying that your web site has negative commentary from other Safe Web members? If so, feel free to post a link to your site so that we can take a look at the reviews.

Thanks!

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow
Kudos0

Re: Site Safety

No I don't have a website. My question is how does that user know the site is unsafe if Norton is telling me it is safe? I assume he has Norton too, if he's able to comment on Safeweb - does his Norton tell him it's unsafe??

In other words who can I believe; the Safe Web users or Norton? I'd prefer to trust the company I pay but then again I'd prefer not to get any nasty surrprises from visiting a site Norton Toolbar/IPS shows as safe but which members say is not...

Kudos0

Re: Site Safety

Anyone can sign up for a Safe Web account and then post commentary. Having a Norton product is not a prerequisite.

How do the users arrive at their conclusions? I don't know the answer to that. Some may have had a bad experience with a site and then as you eluded to, there may just be a few haters out there who wish to slam sites.

That is one reason why other site safety systems which rely solely on user input are unreliable.

Like you, I prefer to depend on the technology that Safe Web uses to analyze sites. It is not a biased result.

I would like to think that overall, the Safe Web members try to post accurate descriptions of their experiences. However there is a human element  that must be taken into consideration. You could always check the reputation of a particular reviewer to see if their reviews appear to be unbiased or if they are mostly negative.

Perhaps if you noticed a site that had a great number of unique negative reviews, then proceeding cautiously would be wise.

"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation."   Edward R. Murrow

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