Published on:

7 December 2016


Rachael Adams

Safer Web Browsing: Webroot URL Reputation Icons

Webroot URL Reputation Icons

It is no surprise cybersecurity has become a major concern for businesses over the last few years. Hackers are penetrating organisations with increased frequency and sophistication, and it is more important than ever to have advanced security measures in place.

Many of our customers use Webroot as antivirus protection and may have noticed some changes to how web searches are displayed.

A website reputation coloured icon now appears beside any Google or Bing search results:

Webroot URL Reputation

Based on a score from 1 to 100, the reputation is calculated from metrics that include infection history, age of establishment, popularity and site content:

These new Webroot URL reputation icons empower users to make informed decisions before visiting particular websites that may contain inappropriate or malicious content.

Webroot URL Reputation

Like spam protection, occasionally there can be inaccurate results. Should you feel that your website is reporting with an incorrect classification, you can place a request for the status to be updated by Webroot.

Contact us for assistance or visit the following website to request a status change:

For further information about Webroot or IT Security, contact the TechPath team.