How to read an AVG Threat Labs website report

AVG is dedicated to taking virus detection and malware exposure to a deeper and more granular level in order to keep users safe online. That’s why we invented AVG Threat Labs, a new, highly-developed level of security inspection which offers users the ability to submit a website's URL address and receive an instant report detailing the site's trustworthiness.

AVG Threat Lab reports are straightforward and simple to understand, outlining the respective site’s popularity (i.e. “POPULAR”, “VERY POPULAR”, “TOP SITE”), the location of the site’s server, the number of threats found and the number of compromised web pages on the site. Users can also view a description of the threats detected, the period over which they were identified and how they’ve managed to manifest themselves over time. Furthermore, a user can obtain extensive details regarding the number of web pages infected - essential information if multiple threats have been detected.

AVG Threat Lab reports are broken down into four distinct categories, all of which offer users an in-depth analysis of the website in question.

DETAILS: This category provides descriptions of all detected threats (i.e. does the site harbour fake antivirus software, user 'exploit' links or some kind of unclassified threat?). It also informs users of the last time a threat was active on the site, giving them a clear idea as to the frequency of potential dangers in the future.

TIMELINE: This category shows all threats detected on the respective site over a 30-day span and offers vital information concerning the evolution of the threat(s) (i.e. whether it’s growing or receding).

LINKED SITES: This feature offers users a graphical representation of all sites linking to the site in question, as well as all sites to which it itself links.

DETECTION MAP: This category depicts the percentage of users surfing the infected sites in question over the last 30 days. It also ranks the top five countries where threats have been detected by AVG. This informs you as to which countries host the most threats, thereby expanding your general awareness regarding the world’s most current and prevalent threats.