WOT replacement site safety/rep checker extension?

  • With WOT no good any more--it was caught selling user data, it appears that Opera has virtually zero extensions which can be used to check the safety and/or reputations of websites/URLs. If looking at many of them from Opera, they don't offer to download (won't work on Opera?). Here is a list of such checker candidates: McAfee SiteAdvisor (yes, still around), AVG Threat Labs, Trend Micro Site Safety Checker, Google Transparency Report, VirusTotal, ScanURL.net, URLVoid, Norton Safe Web, Online Link Scan; here’s a more recent (5/2016) longer list including some of these mentioned: https://zeltser.com/lookup-malicious-websites/
    At one time, Opera may have had something from AVG(?), but no longer, that I can tell. The idea is that the extension would check the site, and put some indicator up (red, yellow, green) next to your search results, or warn you if attempting to go to a yellow or red rated site.

  • No one uses a site safety/reputation checker anymore on Opera? Perhaps I am unaware of something built-in to Opera. Can anyone advise?

  • No one uses a site safety/reputation checker anymore on Opera?

    Well, I never used one with any browser.

    Perhaps I am unaware of something built-in to Opera

    Opera has a built-in solution that uses third part services to protect the users from malicious sites. Don't know if it is what you are looking for.

  • leocg--
    Yes, if you are aware of this built-in 3rd party solution protecting users from malicious sites, please advise, or direct me to an appropriate link at Opera.
    FWIW, there is one such website safety/reputation checker which I have been able to install: Avira Browser Safety, which is free. It will mark search results (although I have yet to see a yellow or a red), and advise on the site which one has opened (same, all green so far). The idea is that before clicking on a link, the extension marks it (typically green for safe, yellow for caution, and red for unsafe), as per safety analyses and/or reputation (WOT used crowd sourcing--other data bases may be compiled by other means). Too bad WOT turned out to be rouge. Oddly it still seems to be operating--people don't care or are that unaware?

  • Yes, if you are aware of this built-in 3rd party solution protecting users from malicious sites, please advise, or direct me to an appropriate link at Opera

    It's a feature Opera has since a very long time. It's enable by default in Settings > Privacy and Security: 'Protect me from malicious sites'.

    I don't know any link about it.

  • Here is a description of the built-in solution in Settings > Privacy & Security > [check box] Protect me from malicious sites

    http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/fraud/

    Doesn't mention which of the various blacklists are consulted by Opera, or if any 3rd party analysis is performed--some of the checkers mentions in my initial post, supposedly do live analysis, other than checking blacklists.

    I still believe that allowing or encouraging extensions which can label links (search results, news links, any links) as safe, warning, or bad (usually green, yellow, red), would be nice. The many apps which do this--see my initial post--don't work on Opera, except for Avira Browser Safety.

  • Doesn't mention which of the various blacklists are consulted by Opera

    I guess it may changes from time to time, that's why they don't mention the list sources. Some that I remember have seen are AVG, Yandex and Pishtank.

    ome of the checkers mentions in my initial post, supposedly do live analysis

    I don't think Opera's fraud protection does it.

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