How can I tell if a website is safe?

It is easy to disguise a malicious website and make it look a legitimate web link. Use web validation sites or software. These tools use input from the community, website owners and other input for different sources to verify websites.   Some also test websites for malicious activities like spyware or spam.  Web validation sites let you check a specific website to verify that it is safe.  Web validation software verify websites dynamically when you are on the Internet.   Web Validation Links:
  1. Norton’s web validation search engine can be reached at http://safeweb.norton.com/
  2. Google has created a link to verify websites.  Note: Where it states "website url" enter the website address that you want to verify.  Paste the following link in your browser address bar http://www.google.com/safebrowsing/diagnostic?site=website url
  3. MacAfee SiteAdvisor is a free browser plug-in that works with Internet Explorer and Firefox that analyzes websites.  The free download can be reached at www.siteadvisor.com