Is WeChat safe?

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File Analysis

We’re analyzing -file and also the URLS http://dlglobal.qq.com/weixin/Windows/WeChat_C1018.exe, http://www.wechat.com to check if this software is safe to download and install. For each element we can conclude that:

  • Computer Threats: 0
  • Identity Threats: 0
  • Annoyance factors: 0

Google Safe Browsing

Google Safe Browsing also reports a clean score for this domain, so we can conclude that there’s No Malware or Phishing associated with this site.

Google Safe Browsing is a Google service that allows client applications to check URLs against Google’s constantly updated lists of insecure web resources. Examples of insecure web resources are social engineering sites (phishing and misleading sites) and sites that host malicious or unwanted software.

Domain Analysis*

In terms of domain quality (qq.com) AVG antivirus flags this URL with the following score: Safe

SSL Certificate

SSL certificates are important to ensure your privacy protection when browsing and is used to encrypt transactions. Here are the results for this domain:

No SSL certificate available.

Domain Trustworthiness

Users worldwide are rating this site based on the trustworthiness and the safeness for children. The score is the following:

  • Trustworthiness: 78
  • Child Safety: 75

Any score over 80 should be good enough to ensure a safe browsing experience for you and for your children.

Download WeChat

If you’re ok with prior results, you’re ready to download the file from official site: http://www.wechat.com.

Alexa Rank

Alexa Rank

User Comments

  • I talk to my parents in Indonesia from the US .. Basically, it is halfway into the ground. 100% voice quality. It reminds me with WALKY TALKY !!!! “This is a step for human humanity towards free crystal clear voice communication over the land.”
  • The WeChat app is not safe !! When you uninstall a marked as a hidden folder remains / Tendo /. This folder contains a script is included that distributes email addresses to your heart through the history of the world, including the IMSI. Apparently complete application includes, but is not, not even starts by itself without you see something like this or noticed in the background.
  • free chat, better than BlackBerry Messenger or WhatsApp.
  • ;Bad place! They are using a map with false information about sensitive areas.

*Should I care about this metric? Not necessarily, as score refers to the whole domain, and bigger domains like google.com or blogspot.com might have low scores due to a few dirty URLs.

Traffic information

This site has an average of 19.07M visitors per month globally, and is very popular in China, United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Malaysia. Normally, you should trust sites with big and global audiences, as well as sites with a lot of direct traffic. In the following graph You’ll be able to see how much of its traffic is direct (brand traffic)

Also, this site gets traffic from the following urls: wx.qq.com, whatschrome.org, weixin.qq.com, link.zhihu.com and music.sanook.com. It’s very important to understand what are the main traffic sources to understand potential risks. Are the sites listed suspicious? Then you should be careful when accessing this domain

Around 480 people in the United States are asking every month the question is this site safe? This number is above the average of searches per month, which means people is very concerned about potential dangers visiting this site. In fact, this site is in position number 22 in searches per month with the query “is safe”. Also, Google shows 1050000 number of results for this query (for an average of 3.000.000)

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