Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Suspect Web Pages

It happens to everyone. You arrive at a web page and you're just not sure if the page is safe. You hope your virus protection is really working but you just don't know. One thing you can do is have Norton (a leading provider of security software) check the web page for you.

To check a web page:

  1. Assuming you have the web page open, copy the web page address (highlight the address and press Ctrl + C). 
  2. Click the new tab in your browser. After you click the tab, a new (empty) web page opens.

  3. In the address bar, type: http://safeweb.norton.com. The Norton page appears.

  4. Paste the web page address you want to check (press Ctrl + V) in the field is this site safe?, and then press Enter. Norton scans the web page and displays a report. 
  5. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see the entire report. 
Note: If you know the address of the web page you want to have Norton scan, you can type the address directly into the field is this site safe? and press Enter.

No scan is ever fool proof. No virus protection is 100%. However, this free scan should give you some protection when you encounter a web page that makes you nervous.


  1. I hope you find it helpful. The one time I got infected with a virus was when I was on a page that made me nervous. I clicked the link anyway and bingo...the virus took my system down. It cost $100 to clean it out. Ever since I shy away from pages that I cannot confirm as safe. So I was happy to find this free service too.