SiteAdvisor: The Ghosts of Downloads Past
The safety of Web sites can be fluid. Let's say we find a safety issue and rate a site red. Then the site cleans up its act. We test again, find everything is ok, and rate the site green.
But it can take time for sites to really come clean, so ratings rarely change overnight. Sometimes safety improvements take time to be effective (as in the case of the lionking.org) and sometimes surface improvements donít fix underlying problems. For example, eliminating a bad download requires more than simply removing a siteís link to the download. The download may no longer be directly accessible by clicking around the site, but that doesn't mean that it can't be accessed by average Web surfers. SiteAdvisor blog: The Ghosts of Downloads Past
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