SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ McAfee, Inc. (NYSE: MFE) today announced that McAfee® SiteAdvisorTM, the world's first safe search and surf technology, has been ranked 15th in PC World Magazine's list of "100 Best Products."
PC World, with a readership of more than 4.8 million, compiles its "100 Best Products" list after sorting through thousands of diverse products across the technology spectrum in the search for those that "represent the cream of the crop." According to editors, SiteAdvisor gives consumers "peace of mind" when surfing the Web.
McAfee SiteAdvisor, a free program available for download at www.mcafee.com, tests and rates, on an ongoing basis, nearly every trafficked site on the Internet for a wide variety of Web safety issues including spyware, adware, exploits, excessive pop-ups and spam. Using advanced technology to conduct automated Web site tests, SiteAdvisor also integrates feedback from individual users and analysis by McAfee staff to enhance its automated testing and to reveal potential online scams.
McAfee SiteAdvisor uses these results to provide consumers with advance warning of dangerous or risky Web sites by showing intuitive red, yellow, or green site ratings next to search results or while browsing. Consumers may use McAfee SiteAdvisor to complement their existing McAfee products or to enhance security products made by other manufacturers. McAfee SiteAdvisor can be quickly downloaded in 25 seconds at www.mcafee.com. McAfee SiteAdvisor works with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
"We believe that consumer use of the Internet cannot reach its full potential without a much higher level of safety for everyone, and it's our mission to provide that safety," said Tim Dowling, VP, Consumer Growth Initiatives, McAfee. "McAfee's SiteAdvisor seeks and identifies the Internet's dark alleys so we can warn consumers about potential dangers before they make a mistake. We view this recognition by PC World Magazine as further validation of our efforts."
McAfee SiteAdvisor has been awarded five stars by CNET's Download.com, named to Time Magazine's 50 Coolest Web Sites list, awarded Popular Science's "Best of What's New" honor, and acknowledged by the U.S. Department of Commerce with its "Recognition of Excellence in Innovation" award.
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