How to Check if A website is Safe to visit.

Update Your Browser

The first thing that you can do in order to be able to detect threats from a website is updating your browser. No matter which browser you are using, you find updates appearing at regular intervals, urging you to install them.

Look for the Lock icon on the Address bar to make sure the has prper SSL certificate installed.

Check the Site Address

Use Online tools

Some sites like Web of Trust (WOT) even offer add-ons that you can download for free and install in your browser. The names of few of such sites are given here.

Google Safe Browsing

Web of Trust (WOT)

Norton Safe Web

HpHosts Online


Blacklist Doctor

List of Tools

Look for Contact Information

This is especially applicable to little known shopping sites with whom you have never done business before. In such cases, to find out if the business is real, look for a physical address or contact number. And if you chance to find a phone number, call the number to find if it is valid. Also, do some research about the particular company on the Net.