What do the safety ratings in web search results mean?

When you have F-Secure SAFE installed, the website safety ratings categorize the search results and give an indication how safe or potentially malicious a web link might be.

In other words, we help you see which web links you should or should not be clicking on.

The safety rating appears as a small icon beside the link as follows:

Safety rating icon

Safety rating

Meaning

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Safe

You can safely visit this web site.

We did not find any suspicious behavior in the web site. To the best of our knowledge, it is safe to visit this web site.

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Suspicious

You should be careful when visiting this web site.

We have found evidence of suspicious behavior on this domain. Please exercise extra caution in visiting this web domain. Refrain from downloading any files or inputting any personal information to this site.

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Allowed

You are allowed to visit this website.

This site has been allowed by your administrator (only applicable to users who have installed F-Secure Internet Security or SAFE).

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Harmful

You should avoid visiting this web site.

We have found that this site contains threats to your personal information or PC. We highly recommended that you do not visit this site.

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Denied

You are not allowed to visit this website.

This site has been blocked by your administrator (only applicable to users who have installed F-Secure Internet Security or SAFE).

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Unknown

We have not yet analyzed this site.

The safety of this website is unknown.

Pricing & Product Info

For product info and pricing please go to the F-Secure SAFE product page

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