One of the big problems with searching the web is that sometimes you really don’t know what you’ll get once you click on a link. So the idea of links being checked out in advance has got to be a good one. Enter Scandoo.com, a free search service that provides an early warning system for hamrful or undesirable websites.
The search engine is still in beta testing, but is available to use now. It’s designed to guide web users through searches, allowing them to detect and avoid malware, including spyware, adware and viruses, as well as harmful, offensive or illegal content, such as pornography, hatred and phishing sites.
There’s no downloading, you simply visit Scandoo and enter your search, which goes through Google. You’ll see the Google results page, but each site found will have a "traffic light" rating. Green for go, amber for caution and red to avoid. Hovering over the coloured icon will also give you more information on the site’s content.
It’s available to use now – just visit www.scandoo.com and enter your search.