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Is there an anti phishing software in ubuntu which may even rate websites while searching and surfing ,something like avg secure search in windows or the software u get with bitdefender which puts a ticks or crosses on links while searching.Though most modern browsers come with minimal anti phishing settings(or tools) but a good independent software working on all browsers(I am talking about even the not so famous ones) and rating websites wood be good.

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There are extensions for both Firefox and Chrome that do that. –  Uri Herrera Aug 23 '12 at 13:12
    
Extensions in that case are more trustworthy , just personal thought . –  atenz Aug 23 '12 at 14:56
    
could using a good hosts file be a possible remedy? besides what about website ratings –  Udayan Sanyal Aug 24 '12 at 7:47
    
there is an rating app called WOT which is available on opera,firefox and chrome stores there is also something called wotsap on ubuntu software center but I dont get if its the same thing or not? –  Udayan Sanyal Aug 24 '12 at 8:10

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You can install bitdefender or Avast.

Steps to install bitdefender:

cd /tmp
wget -O BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner.run http://download.bitdefender.com/SMB/Workstation_Security_and_Management/BitDefender_Antivirus_Scanner_for_Unices/Unix/Current/EN_FR_BR_RO/Linux/BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner-7.6-4.linux-gcc4x.i586.deb.run
chmod +x BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner.run
sudo ./BitDefender-Antivirus-Scanner.run

Once you install and run bitdefender program. It will monitor the sites for any security threat that you visit.

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u r taking about antivirus or any other bitdefender product? do they protect from phishing too –  Udayan Sanyal Aug 23 '12 at 13:26
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Yes bitdefender provides warning regarding phishing sites. –  devav2 Aug 23 '12 at 13:29

You can route your DNS through something like OpenDNS or Google Public DNS:

This is free and can easily be installed at router level to give network-wide protection.

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i dont get the point 8 in configuring dns in this page -store.opendns.com/setup/operatingsystem/ubuntu how to do it please help –  Udayan Sanyal Aug 23 '12 at 13:50
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No, I don't understand that point either. It suggests that the DNS settings in Network Manager are not permanent but that is contrary to my experience. I'd just carry on without point 8 and check welcome.opendns.com to make sure it's working. Or install it at router level and forget all about it. –  Oli Aug 23 '12 at 14:16

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