Any way to have Search Advisor only show "bad" things (and not the green checks)

I tried to ask this under a more-appropriate heading, but it wouldn't let me select it, so I'm asking under "General"...

Anyway -- I don't like all the green checkmarks on web pages, I'd prefer to only be alerted if there is a potentially "bad" link. Right now, I have to disable "Search Advisor" completely in order to remove the green checks. I don't want to DISABLE it - I want it to examine the links, but I just don't want to see the green checkmarks.

Is there a setting somewhere I'm missing? :)

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  • Flexx
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  • Hello,

    That is correct @mrmirakhur, the Search Advisor does not provide this option by design.

    @TanerH depending on how TrafficLight classifies the webpage you are currently viewing, one of the following icons is displayed in its area (they might look a bit different in the interface, but the message is the same):

    This is a safe page to visit. You can continue your work.

    ⚠️ This webpage may contain dangerous content. Exercise caution if you decide to visit it.

    You should leave the webpage immediately as it contains malware or other threats.


  • Ahh, ok. That is a little unfortunate, since the green checkmarks often really break a page's rendering/layout. And, I don't really need to know a link is safe - I need to know if it's BAD :-)

    Where's the appropriate place to submit suggestions (to make the displaying of the green-check optional)?


  • Gjoksi
    Gjoksi DEFENDER OF THE YEAR 2022 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • Hi @TanerH,

    The best place to post your suggestions and feature requests for the Bitdefender developers to analyze is the "Product features and ideation" category here.

    I have now changed the post type from "discussion" to "idea" and will move the content in the aforementioned category. Members can also vote on your suggestion now 🙂

    Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts with us!

    Best regards

  • Flexx
    Flexx Defender of the month mod

    While your feedback is highly appreciated but as far as I know the developers might not implement this feature since this does not seems useful on larger scale.

    Changes in bitdefender products are only made if developers receive a particular request on larger scale and even if they do receive it, still there is no guarantee that it will be implemented in the product.


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