How To Know A Website Is Safe To Browse or Safe Open On My Computer

by Rohit Khurana on April 10, 2009



Recently, we received a question from one of our reader Rajesh who has a small but important question says

I want know how can I get to know Whether a Website is safe to open on my computer?

These days with the there are large number of website emerging out which may harm your computer just if you open them in your browser. These websites may contain following type of infections

  • viruses
  • drive by downloads
  • malicious pop up downloads
  • worms
  • Suspicious Applications
  • Suspicious Browser Changes
  • Security Risks
  • Adware
  • Trojans
  • Phishing attacks
  • Spyware
  • Backdoors
  • Remote Access softwares
  • Information stealers
  • Dialers
  • Downloader’s

Let’s see how can you know about whether a website is safe to open on your computer



Norton Safe Web is one such free web service which lets you check whether a web site is safe to open and browse in the browser of your computer.


This is a FREE web service by Norton which allows you check the status any website on internet, they will also rate the website on the basis of the community reviews by other people.


Checking the status of any website is quite simple as you just need to enter the URL of the website you want to test in the following format.

For Example


Visit Norton Safe Web

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Rahul Rathore April 11, 2009 at 12:47 am

Hi Rohit

very very thanx for extra-ordianary information about virus .My home PC is not connected to Internet. I use pen-drive for install new software from Internet. So via pen-drive my Home PC infected from viruses. I found some strange folder in my pen-drive. as a ex- new folder.exe,regsvr,1.tazz etc. so when i try to install anti-viruses software in my PC through Pen-drive, I found anti-viruses setup file corrupted. I think this is cause of viruses. So i m unable to install any anti-software software. and when I want to format pen-drive, it show some message, and I m not sucess.I read your blog, and find more solution and try it. but these files got corrupted in pen-drive. any software I try to install through pen-drive, got corrupted. So now pls tell me what to do? pls help me? My home PC is not Net-connected.

rpsingh April 11, 2009 at 7:05 pm

Another option is Mcafee site Advisor. It will mark the sites green which are safe to browse.

Arnold Pinto April 11, 2009 at 8:25 am

Why Norton Safe Web and no McAfee SiteAdvisor? Is there any difference?

Santhu April 20, 2009 at 8:23 am

McAfee SiteAdvisor is a better option. Almost 99% of the websites in the internet were tested and rated. Happy safe browsing!!!

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