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URL categories, descriptions and sample URLs in Worry-Free Business Security Services (WFBS-SVC)

    • Updated:
    • 1 Sep 2018
    • Product/Version:
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 5.7
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 6.1
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 6.2
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 6.3
    • Worry-Free Business Security Services 6.5
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 7.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 8.0
    • Worry-Free Business Security Standard/Advanced 9.0
    • Platform:
    • Windows 7 32-bit

This article gives a list of WFBS-SVC URL categories, descriptions, and sample URLs.

Category NameDescription
Adult/Mature ContentSites that contain material of adult nature that does not necessarily contain excessive violence, sexual content, or nudity. These sites include very profane or vulgar content and sites that are not appropriate for children.
PornographySites that contain sexually explicit material for the purpose of arousing a sexual or prurient interest.
Sex EducationSites that provide information (sometimes graphic) on reproduction, sexual development, safe sex practices, sexuality, birth control, tips for better sex, and sexual enhancement products.
Intimate Apparel/SwimsuitSites that contain images or offer the sale of swimsuits or intimate apparel or other types of suggestive clothing. Does not include sites selling undergarments as a subsection of other products offered.
NuditySites containing nude or seminude depictions of the human body. These depictions are not necessarily sexual in intent or effect, but may include sites containing nude paintings or photo galleries of artistic nature. This category also includes nudist or naturist sites that contain pictures of nude individuals.
AlcoholSites that offer for sale, promote, glorify, review or in any way advocate the use or creation of alcoholic beverages, including but not limited to beer, wine, and hard liquors. It does not include sites that sell alcohol as a subset of other products such as restaurants or grocery stores.
Illegal/QuestionableSites that advocate or give advice on performing acts that are illegal or of questionable legality such as service theft, evading law enforcement, fraud, burglary techniques and plagiarism. Also includes sites that promote scams or that provide or sell legally questionable educational materials such as term papers.
TastelessSites with content that is gratuitously offensive or shocking, but not violent or frightening. Includes sites devoted in part or whole to scatology and similar topics or to improper language, humor, or behavior.
GamblingSites where a user can place a bet or participate in a betting pool, participate in a lottery, or receive information, assistance, recommendations, or training in such activities. Does not include sites that sell gambling-related products/machines or sites for offline casinos and hotels, unless they meet one of the above requirements.
Violence/Hate/RacismSites that depict extreme physical harm to people, animals or property, or that advocate or provide instructions on how to cause such harm. Also includes sites that advocate, depict hostility or aggression toward, or denigrate an individual or group on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, or other involuntary characteristics. Includes content that glorifies self-mutilation or suicide.
WeaponsSites that sell, review, or describe weapons such as guns, knives or martial arts devices, or provide information on their use, accessories, or other modifications. Does not include information on BB guns, paintball guns, black powder rifles, target shooting, or bows and arrows unless the site also meets one of the above requirements. Also does not include sites that promote collecting weapons, or groups that either support or oppose weapons use.
AbortionSites which provide information or arguments in favor of or against abortion, describe abortion procedures, offer help in obtaining or avoiding abortion, or provide information on the effects, or lack thereof, of abortion.
Illegal DrugsSites that promote, offer, sell, supply, encourage or otherwise advocate the illegal use, cultivation, manufacture, or distribution of drugs, pharmaceuticals, intoxicating plants or chemicals and their related paraphernalia.
MarijuanaSites that provide information about or promote the cultivation, preparation, or use of marijuana.
Category NameDescription
Business/EconomySites devoted to business firms, business information, economics, marketing, business management and entrepreneurship. This does not include sites that perform services that are defined in another category (such as Information Technology companies, or companies that sell travel services). Does not include shopping sites.
Financial ServicesSites that provide or advertise banking services (online or offline) or other types of financial information, such as loans. Does not include sites that offer market information, brokerage or trading services.
Brokerage/TradingSites that provide or advertise trading of securities and management of investment assets (online or offline). Also includes insurance sites, as well as sites that offer financial investment strategies, quotes, and news.
Job Search/CareersSites that provide assistance in finding employment, and tools for locating prospective employers.
ShoppingSites that provide or advertise the means to obtain goods or services. Includes sites that list prices or have a clear way to order merchandise and also includes retail shopping outlets, classified advertisements, price comparisons, hot deals, bargains, etc. Does not include sites that can be classified in other categories (such as Vehicles or Weapons).
AuctionsSites that support the offering and purchasing of goods between individuals. Does not include classified advertisements.
Real EstateSites that provide information on renting, buying, or selling real estate or properties. Also includes vacation property rentals such as time-shares and vacation condos.
Category NameDescription
Internet TelephonySites that facilitate Internet telephony or provide Internet telephony services such as voice over IP (VOIP).
Search Engines/PortalsSites that support searching the Internet, indices, and directories.
Internet InfrastructureSites that host images, media and static secondary content for web sites. Typically, this content is never directly accessed by the end user. The user’s web browser automatically accesses these sites based on links embedded in the page of the original web site.
Blogs/Web CommunicationsSites that primarily offer access to personal pages and blogs. This classification includes but is not limited to content that shares a common domain such as Web space made available by an ISP or some other hosting service. Personal home pages and blogs tend to be dynamic in nature and their content may vary from innocuous to extreme.
Social NetworkingSites that enable people to connect with others to form an online community. Typically members describe themselves in personal Web page profiles and form interactive networks, linking them with other members based on common interests or acquaintances. Instant messaging, file sharing and Web logs (blogs) are common features of Social Networking sites. These sites may contain offensive material in the community-created content. This category may be used in conjunction with another category for more narrowly-focused social networking sites, such as professional networking sites or social networking sections of Personals/Dating sites.
The Social Networking category includes classification of sites that may not yet have a service in PacketWise. Therefore, creating a Social_Networking category class may be preferable over creating a SocialNetwork service group class.
Chat/Instant MessagingSites that provide chat, text messaging (SMS) or instant messaging capabilities or client downloads.
EmailSites offering web-based email services,such as online email reading, and mailing list services.
NewsgroupsSites that primarily offer access to newsgroups, messaging or bulletin board systems, or group blogs where participants can post comments, hold discussions, or seek opinions or expertise on a variety of topics.
Web HostingSites of organizations which provide top-level domain pages, as well as web communities or hosting services.
Category NameDescription
EducationSites that offer education information, distance learning, or trade school information or programs. Includes sites that are sponsored by schools, educational facilities, faculty, or alumni groups.
Government/LegalSites sponsored by or which provide information on government, government agencies and government services such as taxation and emergency services. Includes sites which discuss or explain laws of various governmental entities. Also includes sites that advertise legal services, lawyers for hire, adoption services, information about adoption, immigration information, and immigration services.
MilitarySites that promote or provide information on military branches or armed services.
PoliticsSites sponsored by or which provide information on political parties, special interest groups, or any organization that promotes change or reform in public policy, public opinion, social practice, or economic activities.
HealthSites that provide advice and information on general health such as fitness and well-being, personal health or medical services, drugs, alternative and complementary therapies, medical information about ailments, dentistry, optometry, general psychiatry, self-help, and support organizations dedicated to a disease or condition.
Computers/InternetSites that sponsor or provide information on computers, technology, the Internet and technology-related organizations and companies.
News that primarily report information or comments on current events or contemporary issues of the day. Also includes news radio stations and news magazines. Does not include sites that can be rated in other categories.
Translators/Cached PagesSites that offer online translation of URLs. These sites access the URL to be translated in a way that bypasses the proxy server, potentially allowing unauthorized access.
ReferenceSites containing personal, professional, or educational reference, including online dictionaries, maps, censuses, almanacs, library catalogues, genealogy-related sites and scientific information.
VehiclesSites that provide information on or promote vehicles, boats, or aircraft, including sites that support online purchase of vehicles or parts.
Category NameDescription
Proxy AvoidanceSites that provide information on how to bypass proxy server features or gain access to URLs
in any way that bypasses the proxy server. This category includes any service which will allow a person to bypass the Blue Coat filtering system, such as anonymous surfing services.
Potentially Malicious SoftwareSites that distribute software that is not malicious but may be unwanted within an organization such as intrusive adware and hoaxes.
SpywareSites to which spyware (as defined in the Spyware/Malware Sources category) reports its findings or from which it alone downloads advertisements. It does not contain sites which serve advertisements for other Web pages in addition to spyware advertisements; only those sites uniquely used by spyware. Includes sites that contain serious privacy issues, such as "phone home" sites to which software can connect and send user information; and sites to which browser hijackers redirect users. Usually does not include sites that can be marked as Spyware/Malware.
PhishingSites that are designed to appear as a legitimate bank or retailer with the intent to fraudulently capture sensitive data (i.e. credit card numbers, pin numbers).
SpamSites considered to have suspicious content and/or intent that poses an elevated security or privacy risk. This categorization is determined by analysis of web reputation factors. Also includes sites that are part of the Web and email spam ecosystem. If a site is determined to be clearly malicious or benign, it will be placed in a different category.
AdwareSites that distribute software that is not malicious but may be unwanted within an organization such as intrusive adware and hoaxes.
Malware AccompliceSites that host or distribute spyware and other malware or whose purpose for existence is as part of the spyware and malware ecosystem. Spyware and malware are defined as software
that takes control of a computer, modifies computer settings, or collects or reports personal information without the permission of the end user. It also includes software that misrepresents itself by tricking users to download or install it or to enter personal information. This includes sites or software that perform drive-by downloads; browser hijackers; dialers; any program that modifies your browser homepage, bookmarks, or security settings; and keyloggers. It also includes any software that bundles spyware (as defined above) as part of its offering. Information collected or reported is "personal" if it contains uniquely identifying data, such as email addresses, name, social security number, IP address, etc. A site is not classified as spyware if the user is reasonably notified that the software will perform these actions (e.g. it alerts that it will send personal information, be installed, or that it will log keystrokes).

Sample URLs:
Disease VectorA "disease vector" is a Web site or URL known to distribute Internet threats including spyware, password-cracking applications, keystroke trackers, virus kit downloads, and other malware.  
Another category of disease vectors are sites that made to look legitimate, but below the surface the hacker directs all "back-end" functionality such as links and data posts to his or her own locations.
CookiesA site that enables the multiple version of the same page to served to different categories of users.
HackingSites that distribute, promote or provide hacking tools and/or information which may help gain unauthorized access to computer systems and/or computerized communication systems. Hacking encompasses instructions on illegal or questionable tactics, such as creating viruses, distributing cracked or pirated software or other protected intellectual property.
Joke ProgramSites that primarily focus on comedy, jokes, fun, etc. May include sites containing jokes of adult or mature nature. Sites containing humorous Adult/Mature content also have an Adult/Mature category rating.
Password CrackingSites discussing and/or promoting unlawful or questionable tools or information revealing the ability to gain access to software or hardware/communications equipment and/or passwords.
Remote Access ToolsSites that primarily focus on providing information about and/or methods that enable authorized access to and use of a desktop computer or private network remotely.
Made for AdSense   
Web AdvertisementsSites that provide online advertisements or banners. Does not include advertising servers which serve adult-oriented advertisements.
Category NameDescription
Recreation/HobbiesSites that promote or provide information about spectator sports or recreational activities. It does not include sites dedicated to hobbies such as gardening, collecting, board games, scrapbooking, quilting, etc.
ArtsSites that nurture and promote cultural understanding of fine art including but not limited to sculpture, paintings and other visual art forms, literature, music, dance, ballet, and performance art and the venues or foundations that support, foster or house them such as museums, galleries, symphonies and the like. Sites that provide a learning environment or cultural awareness outside of the strictures of formalized education such as museums and planetariums are included under this heading.
EntertainmentSites that provide information on or promote mass entertainment media including but not limited to film, film trailers, television, home entertainment, music, comics, entertainment-oriented periodicals, reviews, interviews, fan clubs, and celebrity gossip. Also includes wedding or other photography sites of a non-adult nature.
Cult/OccultSites that provide information about or promote religions not specified in Traditional Religions or other unconventional, cultic, or folkloric beliefs and practices.
Cultural InstitutionsSites sponsored by museums, galleries, theatres (but not movie theatres), libraries, and similar institutions; also, sites whose purpose is the display of artworks.
Activist GroupsSites sponsored by or which provide information on political parties, special interest groups, or any organization that promotes change or reform in public policy, public opinion, social practice, or economic activities.
GamesSites that support playing or downloading video games, computer games, or electronic games. Includes sites with information, tips or advice on such games or how to obtain cheat codes. Also includes magazines dedicated to computerized games and sites that support or host online sweepstakes and giveaways.
Alternative JournalsOnline equivalents to supermarket tabloids and other fringe publications.
Personals/DatingSites that assist users in establishing interpersonal relationships, excluding those intended to arrange for sexual encounters.
ReligionSites that promote and provide information on traditional, organized religious belief, practice and observance and directly-related subjects such as religious catechism or dogma and places of religious worship or observance (e.g., churches, synagogues, temples, etc.). This category does not include sites about non-traditional spiritual and non-religious belief systems (Alternative Spirituality/Belief).
Personal SitesSites chiefly devoted to personal expression by individuals (as in diaries or personal blogs) or small groups, often but not necessarily involving multiple links to similar sites.
Society/LifestyleSites providing information on matters of daily life. This includes but is not limited to pet care, home improvement, fashion/beauty tips, hobbies and other tasks that comprise everyday life. It does not include sites relating to entertainment, sports, jobs, personal pages or other topics which already have a specific category.
Gay/LesbianSites that provide information regarding, support, promote, or cater to one's sexual orientation or gender identity including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender sites. This category does not include sites that are sexually gratuitous in nature which would typically fall under the Pornography category.
Gun Clubs/HuntingSites that provide information about or directories of gun clubs and similar groups, including war-game and paintball facilities.
Restaurants/FoodSites that list, review, discuss, advertise and promote food, catering, dining services, cooking and recipes.
SportsSites that provide information about or promote sports, active games, and recreation.
TravelSites that promote or provide opportunity for travel planning, including finding and making travel reservations, sharing of travel experiences (pro or con) vehicle rentals, descriptions of travel destinations, or promotions for hotels/casinos or other travel related accommodations. Mass transit information including but not limited to posting of schedules/fares or any other public transportation-related data are also included in this category.
HumorSites that primarily focus on comedy, jokes, fun, etc. May include sites containing jokes of adult or mature nature. Sites containing humorous Adult/Mature content also have an Adult/Mature category rating.
For KidsSites designed specifically for children. This category is used in conjunction with other categories - it is not a stand-alone category.
Category NameDescription
Internet Radio and TVSites whose primary purpose is to provide radio or TV programming on the Internet.
Photo SearchesWeb servers and search engines whose primary function is to deliver images, artwork, personal photos, photo galleries, and free images/pictures for commercial use (Does not include adult content categorized elsewhere)
Personal Network Storage/File Download Serverites that provide a secure, encrypted, off-site backup and restoration of personal data. These online repositories are typically used to store, organize and share videos, music, movies, photos, documents and other electronically formatted information. Sites that fit this criteria essentially act as your personal hard drive on the Internet.
Peer-to-Peer (P2P)Sites that distribute software to facilitate the direct exchange of files between users. P2P includes software that enables file search and sharing across a network without dependence on a central server.
Streaming Media/MP3Sites that primarily provide streaming media content, such as movie trailers.
Ringtones/Mobile Phone DownloadsSite where you can download ringtones and phone downloads like themes, apps and games and recreation.
Software DownloadsSites that are dedicated to the electronic download of software for any type of computer or mobile device, whether for payment or at no charge.
Pay to SurfSites that pay users in the form of cash or prizes, for clicking on or reading specific links, email, or Web pages.

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