SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced the achievement of a significant milestone in consumer protection: McAfee® SiteAdvisorTM, the world's first safe search and surf technology, has been downloaded more than 50 million times by Internet users.
"While the Web has become indispensable for knowledge, information and commerce, it's also been a breeding ground for cyber criminals," said Tim Dowling, VP, Consumer Growth Initiatives. "What's great about McAfee SiteAdvisor is that it provides consumers with proactive protection - simple red, yellow and green safety ratings show consumers which sites are safe to visit before they interact with them. We are excited that the millions of consumers who use McAfee SiteAdvisor can now avoid dangerous and risky sites and enjoy better online experiences."
McAfee SiteAdvisor is a FREE Web safety tool which tests and rates, on an ongoing basis, nearly every trafficked site on the Internet for a wide variety of Web safety issues. It provides consumers with advance warnings of dangerous and risky Web sites such as those that may deliver spyware, adware, exploits, excessive pop-ups and spam. It also integrates feedback from individual users and analysis by SiteAdvisor staff to enhance SiteAdvisor's automated testing and to reveal potential online scams.
McAfee SiteAdvisor works with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox for MacOS, Linux and PC platforms to mark search results from most search engines and is a great complement for businesses and consumers to use with their existing McAfee products, or to enhance security products made by other manufacturers. The Web safety tool is available as a 25-second download at http://us.mcafee.com
McAfee SiteAdvisor has received numerous honors including: 5-star reviews from CNET's download.com, Time Magazine's "50 Coolest Web Sites," Popular Science's "Best of What's New" and the U.S. Department of Commerce's "Recognition of Excellence in Innovation" honor. SiteAdvisor is available for free at http://us.mcafee.com
McAfee Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security.www.mcafee.com
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