Symantec – Dirtiest Websites of Summer 2009

Posted on August 22, 2009. Filed under: News, Web | Tags: , , , , , |


       Symantec’s Web site ratings service Norton Safe Web releases the list of Dirtiest Web Sites of Summer 2009 – the top 100 infected sites based on number of threats detected by Norton Safe Web as of August 2009.

         Here is the sample list of the dirtiest websites:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

      It comes as no surprise that 48% of the Dirtiest Web Sites are, well, dirty— sites that feature adult content. However, other Dirtiest sites run the gamut of subject matter, including sites dedicated to deer hunting, catering, figure skating, legal services, and buying electronics. Viruses are the most common threat represented on the Dirtiest list, followed by security risks and browser exploits. Simply clicking through to a site with these threats could put you at risk of exposing your computer to infection, and worse, put your identity, personal and financial information into the hands of cybercriminals.

         What makes these sites so dirty? For starters, the average number of threats per malicious site rated by Norton Safe Web is 23. Compare that with the average number of threats on the Dirtiest Web Sites list — a staggering 18,000 per site. In fact, 40 of the 100 Dirtiest Web Sites have more than 20,000 threats per site. Being dirty is nothing new for 75 per cent of sites on the list, which have distributed malware for more than six months.

   you can see here Dirtiest websites (sample)



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