LinkScanner Site Rating and Methodology
The table below displays each icon used by LinkScanner to communicate web site safety and risk levels.
To provide you with the most accurate rating, LinkScanner undertakes multiple steps to determine the true safety of web sites.
||Explanation (indicates a page was inspected and found)
||Real-time "Bad List" Lookup
||Is this site/page one of our known malicious sites/pages?
||Real-time "Paper Trail" Evaluation
||If it is not on the known bad list, it is evaluated live on a variety of "paper trail" factors.
||Real-time Content Inspection
||If it is not on the known bad list and the paper trail is clean, it may still be malicious so we then examine the actual page content looking for exploits and other malicious content.