Security software moves toward blocking sites

Wednesday, 8 November 2006, 1:10 AM EST

For years, computer security software lurked in the background and tried to stop viruses and other malicious programs as they attack your computer. Newer products are trying to keep users from reaching Web sites before the programs can even launch an attack, essentially stopping threats at the source.

On Monday, McAfee Inc. unveiled software for blocking sites identified by the company's researchers as troublesome. They include sites that distribute "spyware" and "adware" programs that track your computer usage or bombard you with pop-up ads.

At ENT News.

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