What Is Tripadvisor.com?

Tripadvisor (tripadvisor.com) is a travel advice site. As of March 2023, the site tripadvisor.com gets an estimated 169.0 million monthly views according to SimilarWeb. The Wayback Machine estimates that tripadvisor.com was founded on August 21, 2000. The Internet Archive has saved the domain tripadvisor.com 75,371 times between August 21, 2000, and April 19, 2023. The Internet Archive shows the domain tripadvisor.com didn’t get saved many times between the years 2000 and 2003; however, as of mid-2004, it has been saved regularly and a lot. In the last 6 years (2017-2023) it has been saved most frequently.

Links and Profiles

Website: https://www.tripadvisor.com/

Is Tripadvisor.com Safe?

I ran malware tests to find out if tripadvisor.com is safe and legit. Here are the results:

I checked the site tripadvisor.com on the online malware scanner Sucuri and it returned with no major issues. You can see the same here: Sucuri scan for the site tripadvisor.com.

Tripadvisor.com Sucuri results

When Sucuri tried to scan the site tripadvisor.com it returned with a 403 Forbidden site issue on the following URLs:

  • https://www.tripadvisor.com/Trips
  • https://www.tripadvisor.com/UserReview

Nevertheless, Sucuri was able to scan enough of the site to conclude it doesn’t have malware and is a low security risk.

Some hardening improvements can be made:

  • Missing security header for ClickJacking Protection. Alternatively, you can use Content-Security-Policy: frame-ancestors 'none'.
  • Missing security header to prevent Content Type sniffing.
  • Missing Strict-Transport-Security security header.
  • Missing Content-Security-Policy directive. We recommend to add the following CSP directives (you can use default-src if all values are the same): script-src, object-src, base-uri, frame-src

However, these hardening improvements don’t impact the Sucuri grade.

To check this further I ran a parasite scan with Unmask Parasites on the site tripadvisor.com and it says the page is clean. You can see the same here: Unmask Parasites scan for the site tripadvisor.com.

To confirm that the site is clean, I checked the domain tripadvisor.com on VirusTotal and it says no security vendor has flagged the domain as malicious. You can see the same here: VirusTotal scan for the site tripadvisor.com.

Tripadvisor.com VirusTotal results

In conclusion, the site tripadvisor.com doesn’t have malware and is an overall low security risk according to Sucuri. Unmask Parasites says the site tripadvisor.com is clean of parasites. And VirusTotal and Sucuri say the site tripadvisor.com isn’t blacklisted or flagged as malicious by any security vendor.


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