Every Computer should have this program loaded.
I have had it on mine now since its start date and it has helped me to keep away from harmful sights and links.Tony
SiteAdvisor was founded in April 2005 by a group of MIT engineers who
wanted to make the Web safer for their family and friends. Having spent
one too many holiday breaks trying to clean a mess of spam, adware, and
spyware from our families' computers, we decided to take action.
We realized there was a gaping hole in existing Web security
products. While traditional security companies had gotten relatively
good at addressing technical threats like viruses, they were failing to
prevent a new breed of "social engineering" tricks like spyware
infections, identity theft scams, and sites which send excessive
To address this challenge, we built a system of automated testers
which continually patrol the Web to browse sites, download files, and
enter information on sign-up forms. We document all these results and
supplement them with feedback from our users, comments from Web site
owners, and analysis from our own employees.
Our easy to use software for Internet Explorer and Firefox
summarizes our safety results into intuitive red, yellow and green
ratings to help Web users stay safe as they search, browse and transact
online. Our goal is to pioneer a new approach to Web safety and make
the Internet safer for everyone.
On April 5, 2006 we announced that we were acquired by McAfee, Inc.
Teaming with McAfee will give us greatly expanded worldwide reach,
access to McAfee's leading security technology, and greater resources
to accelerate feature development for our many users.