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Thread: Pcmag Review: McAfee Total Protection 2008

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    Default Pcmag Review: McAfee Total Protection 2008

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759...079TX1K0000992


    Interesting comparison of ForceField (beta) vs SiteAdvisor

    I tested this feature using the freshest phishing URLs culled from real-world e-mail and from several sites that track such things. For a sanity check I also tested each URL using the phishing protection built into Internet Explorer and Firefox and also using the protection supplied by ZoneAlarm ForceField (the current antiphishing champ). As always, if all four approved a URL I dropped it from my list as being too old to prove anything. And if any of the four was unable to connect, I also dropped the URL as being too new. Over a period of several days, I managed to accumulate data about 100 definite phishing URLs.

    IE caught just over 70% of the frauds and Firefox got almost 80%. SiteAdvisor definitely did better, coming in just below 90%. But ZAFF remains champion; it blocked almost 95% of the fraudulent sites. Interestingly, 98% of the samples would have been blocked on a system running both SiteAdvisor and IE's built-in protection.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><HR>MrJackson wrote:
    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759...079TX1K0000992

    Interesting comparison of ForceField (beta) vs SiteAdvisor
    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Thank you for articipating in the User Forum..Your Feedback andknowledge of the productis Benificial to all of us Users
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