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What is the Web Reputation service and how does it work?

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Question: What is the Web Reputation service and how does it work?

 

Answer: The Web Reputation services works with your web Browser to warn you about security risks associated with web sites. The Web Reputation service warns you about security risks associated with web site by displaying a rating icon next to each search result from Google, Bing, Biglobe, OCN and Yahoo! search sites.

 

How does it work?

 

The 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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