Jun 5, 2011 11:18 AM
Volunteer SiteAdvisor Reviewer
Mid-Atlantic region (United States)
(Please note: I am just a volunteer, not employed by McAfee/Intel)
Good afternoon everyone,
I have noticed when visiting quite a few gaming websites, SiteAdvisor gives a green rating, despite the fact that when I click to read the security report, it clearly states the site is known for phishing, malware and/or other scams.
This would seem to be a contradiction in the SiteAdvisor rating system which should be re-evaluated. How can a gaming website with known phishing/malware, or other security issues be given a green (safe) rating?
Thank you for your time and review of my inquiry!
Can you provide two or three examples of these sites? Better give them in the form "gamingsite dot com" just to be safe.
And if they're suspect in any way I hope that you have Windows, McAfee and your browser all up to date when you go there, and have security in your browser cranked up high. Again, just to be safe.
Good evening Hayton,
I've listed 4 gaming sites which SiteAdvisor displays a green icon, but the security report indicates security issues. (the website is shown in bold, within parentheses & the word DOT is substituted for the actual dot in the website name):
Website name TYPE & # of issues stated in security report
"brothersoftDOTcom" Adware, viruses, spyware - 69 reports
Browser exploits - 3 reports
Phishing - 3 reports
"wildtangentDOTcom" Adware, spyware, viruses - 21 reports
Phishing - 2 reports
"retrogamerDOTiwonDOTcom" Adware, spyware, viruses - 9 reports
Phishing - 1 report
Spamming - 1 report
"gamesDOTsoftpediaDOTcom" Adware, spyware, viruses - 23 reports
Browser exploits - 1 report
There were also some sites which were stated to have "potentially illegal software." Please note, I did not access any of the above sites...I just stated in this post what was in the SiteAdvisor report for the site.
Hope this helps some Hayton and thanks very much for your response to my inquiry!
Message was edited by: spc3rd on 6/5/11 9:39:05 PM ADT
Message was edited by: spc3rd on 6/5/11 9:41:08 PM ADT
Message was edited by: spc3rd on 6/5/11 9:43:01 PM ADT