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This guy gave me a wed address to his site, but i am afraid to go to that site in fear of getting a virus, is there a way to check, or scan URL's before going to the site?
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maninblac1 earned 50 total points
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You could install McAfee's free (not plus) site advisor into your browser.

Then do a google search for the url and mcAfee will have a little rating next to the site.  That will give you a good indication about the legitimacy of the site.
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by:Vast41
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Yes but i already have an anti-virus program installed on my machine, any other suggestions?
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by:maninblac1
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site advisor is not AV, it's just an internet explorer/firefox plugin
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Thanks Maninblac1 i almost missed that, i thought it was an AV, i will try that solution.
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Just go to http://www.siteadvisor.com and type in the URL. SiteAdvisor doesn't check for websites that are inappropriate for children but it checks the website for any malicious scripts that it may run. Also, use Firefox because it's nearly impossible to get a virus from it unless it's from a regular file download.
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Thank you Orangutang
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by:war1
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Vast41,

Glad you found something that can help you. Just a warning: McAfee SiteAdvisor can cause Firefox not to open.  If you have that problem, you should uninstall the SiteAdvisor.
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Ok
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