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How to check a website's trustworthiness?

It is absolutely necessary, when visiting a new site for the first time, to be very cautious in order to avoid unpleasant surprises (fraud, virus, spam, malware etc.).

There are ways to check a website's trustworthiness. None is 100% efficient and reliable, but they do help. It is strongly recommended to use as many as possible before coming to a satisfactory conclusion.

Ways to check a website's trustworthiness:

- If your antivirus program has a "Site Checker", such as the "Avast Site Checker" activate it. It will inform you if a suspicious website is safe - not safe - unknown.
- On a search engine, ask a question such as: Is " the website's name " a fraud (scam, spam etc.)? Forums, bloggers and articles may have the answer.
- Using a malware scanner, such as Sucuri, check the suspicious website.
- Run an analysis on a site such as StatShow and check the "Internet Reputation" of the website in question.

"Preventing malware infection" is an article by Google Webmaster Tools that offers tips on how to deal with malware infection. According to the author, the article "...is by no means exhaustive, and Google encourages webmasters to conduct more thorough research as well".

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