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Directory featuring links, articles and reviews.
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Jan 17, 2016
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Directory featuring links, articles and reviews.
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Jan 7, 2016
https://www.google.com/transparencyreport/safebrowsing/diagnostic/index.html#url=about.com Google’s Safe Browsing Site Status Site Safety Details ***** Some pages on this website send visitors to the following dangerous websites: googletagmanager.com/gtm.js and moatads.com. ============================ http://www.avgthreatlabs.com/ww-en/website-safety-reports/domain/about.com/ 30-day safety report for: about.com This website is likely to be safe, although an extremely small number of users have reported potential malware. (updated Jan 06, 2016 GMT) Types of Malware Found 4 Facebook Clickjacking JS/Obfuscated JS/Worm Compromised Pages 10 Facebook Clickjacking Summary Facebook Clickjacking is a manipulation technique used in malicious websites where a user is tricked into performing an action that will have undesired results such as divulging personal information like phone or credit card number, compromising your privacy and security, or clicking on a malicious link that will download malware into your device. JS/Obfuscated Summary JS/Obfuscated is a malicious software that once it is executed has the capability of replicating itself and infect other files and programs. These type of malware, called Viruses, can steal hard disk space and memory that slows down or completely halts your PC. It can also corrupt or delete data, erase your hard drive, steal personal information, hijack your screen and spam your contacts to spread itself to other users. Usually, a Virus is received as an attachment on an email or instant message. JS/Worm Summary JS/Worm is a malicious software that once it is executed has the capability of replicating itself and infect other files and programs. These type of malware, called Viruses, can steal hard disk space and memory that slows down or completely halts your PC. It can also corrupt or delete data, erase your hard drive, steal personal information, hijack your screen and spam your contacts to spread itself to other users. Usually, a Virus is received as an attachment on an email or instant message.
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Dec 7, 2015
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semes like nice infornative site good articals
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Aug 18, 2015
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Nothing odd detected. Website about information with links and texts.
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May 12, 2015
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Directory featuring links, articles and reviews. Safe site
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Nov 26, 2014
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The quality of the articles ranges from OK to meh. The layout is clearly dumbed down for mobile with the requesite blocky tiles, flat icons and dull colors. It is good to see trendy stupidity is alive and well!
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Sep 26, 2014
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Directory featuring links, articles and reviews.
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Aug 19, 2014
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About.com is a great website that can be used as a learning tool. I reference it at all times.
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Mar 26, 2014
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Comprehensive catalog of items, links and articles. Can't say that the results are always 100%, but on the whole the service is good.
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Feb 22, 2014
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Official About LLC website No issues - safe and trusted
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Jan 23, 2014
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Contains great information about many subjects!
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Dec 12, 2013
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Каталог ссылок, статей и обзоров.
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Sep 21, 2013
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May 12, 2013
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If there's an about.com article with its (honest) review about your product/service and you don't like what it said, don't worry! Just send a nasty email to the company and they will promptly fire whoever wrote it, no questions asked.
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Apr 25, 2013
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Official website owned and operated by About Inc. I have never had any issues with any of their websites.
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Apr 18, 2013
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So, this site can be useful but honestly the answers are ridiculously reductive and while I understand they are supposed to be quick quips on a subject it just seems like wikipedia would be a better springboard, 2 cents.
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Apr 10, 2013
This is a good starting point for learning about most subjects. The website is a good learning resource.
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Feb 17, 2013
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Sometimes the information here is questionable.
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Feb 12, 2013
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Yet another URL redirection intermediate that flashes past your eye on the way to another one of these 'free' offers that only wants your personal, financial and credit card details. They might be legitimate but they should try harder.
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