Atlanta, Georgia – (via THE HOSTING NEWS) – September 1, 2005 – EarthLink has issued a statement attributed to Kevin Brand, Vice President of Product Management,
”Today’s Microsoft announcement stating that the company’s Phishing Filter Add-in for MSN Search Toolbar is the first such technology to be integrated into a web search toolbar is incorrect.”
“In April 2004, EarthLink launched ScamBlocker, a phisher-site blocking feature that is available at no charge to all Internet users – not just EarthLink access subscribers. To date, more than 1.3 million consumers have downloaded ScamBlocker. ”
“Scamblocker is part of an easy-to-use, browser-based application that can be downloaded and installed as an Internet Explorer or FireFox toolbar. These toolbars also include a search engine powered by Google, as well as EarthLink’s Pop-Up Blocker. In addition, the toolbars include EarthLink’s SpyAudit, which runs an audit detailing all spyware programs residing on a user’s personal computer.”
“Consumers can download the browser-based application at EarthLink’s Web site, http://www.earthlink.net/earthlinktoolbar.”
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