Tricks to amp your productivity

CIOL Bureau
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BANGALORE, INDIA: Here are a few tricks --to check if your site is suspicious, to manage your Cloud-based files, add Google Calendar to Thunderbird, and to make the best out of Google Docs --that can help enhance your productivity


1. Check Your Site for Malicious Content

Do you know you can check manually if a website contains malicious contents? While Google protects users from malicious web pages showing “This site may harm your computer” signal in Google's search results, they also offer a free tool called Safe Browsing Diagnostic which enables you determine if a site is suspicious. To use the tool, just add a URL to the end of this link:

For instance to test PCQuest site, we added the URL as below Google returned four sets of security information about that page.


1. What is the current listing status for the site in question? (Here they provide the current listing status of the site and also information on how often the site was listed in the past.)

2. What happened when Google visited this site? (This included information on when Google analyzed the page, when it was last malicious, what kind of malware they encountered and so fourth.)

3. Has this site acted as an intermediary resulting in further distribution of malware? (This provideed information if this site has facilitated the distribution of malicious software in the past).

4. Has this site hosted malware? (Google provided information if the site has hosted malicious software in the past. It also provided information on the victim sites that initiated the distribution of malicious software.

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