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    McAfee Buys SiteAdvisor
    McAfee announced Wednesday that it had acquired Boston-based SiteAdvisor to add complementary defenses for customers surfing the Internet.

    Early last month, the privately-held SiteAdvisor launched free Internet Explorer and Firefox plug-ins that reveal dangerous Web sites listed by popular search engines, including Google, MSN, and Yahoo, before users click on a link.

    http://www.techweb.com/showArticle.j...leID=184428838

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    Good news as it is a great tool for identifying bad actor web sites ...before they can infest consumers systems with commission parasites. McAfee will give it some public traction and hopefully run some network advertisers out of this industry.
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    siteadvisor won't be needed once IE 7 hits the market. IE will have a live database of fake sites and people can report them as they go

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    Because of where we are at now, I think competition, to chart the safest waters, is a truly great thing!!!

    I doubt IE7 will remove need / desire for siteadvisor (especially since it's IE's infrastructure itself that has largely caused, or surely made easier at least, the mess we're currently in).

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    I've IE7 Beta installed and it doesn't replace siteadvisor.

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    SiteAdvisor is a database that tells you if a site is good or bad.
    IE 7 when released will have a database where it will detect if a site is bad and block you from seeing it with a warning.
    People can also submit suspicious sites to verifiy if they're good or bad.

    IE 7 isn't like previous versions of IE.

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    And siteadvisor does more than what you are claiming IE does. IE7 doesn't replace siteadvisor.

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    Yes, I've used Siteadvisor and it's very good at identifying sites that'll send you spam, give you lots of popups or driveby downloads. Not perfect, but what absolutely amazed me is that they'd signed up to my double-opt-in newsletters (and I can't find them!) and given samples of the emails I sent out.
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    Where did I go wrong??????

    I installed SiteAdvisor. Could not get any internet pages to view. Uninstalled and all is well again. Is there a security trick of some sort or is it brain fade on my part??
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