Shorten Links with McAfee Security
Do you use bit.ly, TinyURL or su.pr to shorten your links for tweeting and Facebook shares?
Well let me give you a little indication about what can go wrong in using these free unprotected services. Malicious websites can be shortened easily from these services because the links shortened are not scanned.
Therefore we need some service that could decline the spread of harmful links intended to infect PC under the cloak of shortened URLs.
McAfee Security is one of the best antivirus program developers in their market, there products are really cool in protecting computers against Viruses as well as other intrusions.
McAfee looked into this common problem of malicious cloaking and have come up with a URL shortening service under their name. “McAf.ee” website allows users to shorten their links for Twitter and other social networking website after checking the webpage.
Also whenever someone clicks on the link, a top header suggests the status of that website of McAfee protection directory so you would know if something is wrong with the webpage by using this simple yet effective URL Shortening service from McAfee Security.
McAfee Security URL Shortening Service Details
Shorten Links from Anywhere
Twitter doesn’t allow usage of more than 140 characters in its tweets and therefore one need to get their webpage URL trimmed down, although twitter already has a dedicated URL shortening website under its domain name “t.co” but still safety is always recommended.
By using McAfee Security tool you will get updated information about a webpage’s safety while surfing. McAfee has developed short plugins for Chrome and Mozilla Firefox web browsers which allows quick URL shortening and sharing.
Sharing made Simpler and Effective
There is no tracking available with service so it is not recommended for bloggers but for normal twitter and Facebook users it is a good service.
You can share links with friends and since these links never expire, you can re-share the same link after sometime, keep a note of it etc.
Computer Protection Fostered
Normal URL shortening websites don’t scan the webpage and if you click any malicious link your system will definitely get affected with that virus attack.
Viruses are out there all over the web in the form of Trojans, worms and what not so it is better to take necessary protection in advance.
Since each of URL shortened with McAf.ee is scanned properly and its status updated regularly, your web surfing is made much better secure.
Report the Issue, Save the Web
If you find any sort of annoying behavior in the website, be it viruses of worms, you can report that issue using “Report a Bad or Miscategorized Site” for investigation.
The more you report, the safer and more accurate McAfee Internet Protection you will get.
I trust McAfee Security services blindly because I have used their Internet Security Program personally; they have fast updates which saves your PCs from new threats which arise on the web every single day.
Try out McAf.ee today.
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