McAfee buys search-warning company

by admin April 5, 2006 at 10:44 am

Security company McAfee has acquired SiteAdvisor in a move to fortify defenses for people before they browse potentially malicious Web sites.

Boston-based SiteAdvisor informs people conducting Web searches whether their results include sites potentially associated with spyware, adware, spam and browser attacks. The safety ratings are displayed next to the search results with red, yellow or green icons.

The company’s testing and rating service works on Google, Yahoo and MSN, appearing as a small button in the browser toolbar.

Read more: CNET