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WOT (Web of Trust)    Rating 8 of 10  Gizmo's Top Pick      installed rater 

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  1. Speed =
    1. DNS query time
      1. Database cache size
      2. System performance
    2. Network distance
  2. Reliability =
    1. Uptime
    2. CDN issue
  3. Safety
    1. Server security
      1. DNSSEC implemented
    2. Security
      1. Filtering
    3. Privacy
      1. Anonymous logs
      2. Short log life

Other attributes:

Reliability is usually close to 100% so no separate score. Colour red if not good.

Pass DNS spoof test  = good

No logs = good for user, bad for server

Anonymous logs = good.

NXDOMAIN = good; bad for filtering


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McAfee SiteAdvisor    Rating 6 of 10

Pros   works with many search engines; good site report; generally fast; McAfee crawl the web scanning sites
Cons   no blocking; limited user ratings
Developer Home Page
Download link   Windows
File Size   6.7 MB   Version 3.3.1   License Type Restricted Freeware (full commercial version available) 
Installation Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7
Firefox 3.0+, Internet Explorer 6.x-8.x, Chrome 5+; Mac OS X - Firefox 3.0+
64 Bit version available   64 Bit Windows 7 support
Info   Resources: About, Features, Support, For site owners



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July 2011

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