McAfee has joined the URL shortening game (alongside known favorites such as bit.ly, saf.li, ow.ly, etc.) with their new service, mcaf.ee. This service is designed to provide the web community with piece of mind knowing that any link referred to by mcaf.ee is secure, containing no malware and not pointing to a malicious site.
To celebrate this exceptional service, we’ve developed a Firefox addon which makes using this service a breeze. After installing this addon, you will have a new context menu item labeled "Shorten with mcaf.ee" when you right click on the page or any links in the page. Selecting this menu item will then display the shortened url and copy it to your clipboard for easy pasting into email, chat, or other corrsepondance. The shortened mcaf.ee link will help others know the link you post is secure.
McAfee Secure URL Shortener is a Thunderbird extension that uses the mcaf.ee service which utilizes McAfee’s Global Threat Intelligence information. The mcaf.ee service allows users to create short URLs, which are checked against McAfee’s GTI databases prior to being shown to the end user – no more rogue short links (http://mcaf.ee/b1d069) on Twitter going to malware sites.
How to Install in Thunderbird:
1. Right-click the link below and choose "Save Link As..." to download and save the file to your hard disk.
2. In Mozilla Thunderbird, open Add-ons from the Tools menu.
3. Click the Install button, and locate/select the file you downloaded and click "OK".
· Mozilla Thunderbird
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Updated plugin to be compatible with Jetpack framework 1.0b3 to work on Firefox 4