McAfee: They test the web for you.

Saturday, 10 June 2006 at 21:18 Leave a comment

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I have recently learnt about an awesome freebie for IE, and even better, Firefox. It's from McAfee's and it's called SiteAdvisor. It's a small download that allows you to view reports drawn up by the people at McAfee and other members that tell you a number of things about websites, including:

  • Online affiliations – This tells you if the website you are viewing/ about to view is affiliated to nasty websites that include adware, spyware and marketing websites.
  • E-mail test – McAfee add their e-mail address to the website and see how many e-mails they get back a month/week. So you don't have to find out the hardway.
  • Download tests – McAfee samples downloads from websites, then tell you how much they modify their computers.
  • Grades Green, Yellow and Red – Websites are given an overall grade, so you can see if they are worth the trouble at-a-glance.
  • Search Engine Integration – The results you find with your favourite search engine will have also have the helpful colour grades next to each result.

So there we are, McAfee SiteAdvisor. I have found this add on very handy, non-imposing, and you don't need any other McAfee software to run it. It's a free stand-alone product. Give it a try.

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