Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Canada.com - Adware Provider?

Has anyone else noticed that, with McAfee SiteAdvisor installed, when you Google to get a list of links originating from canada.com, they are marked with the yellow exclamation mark warning?

Canada.com is owned by Canwest Global Communications and is the internet domain name of several newspapers including the Calgary Herald, the Ottawa Citizen, and Vancouver Sun.

McAfee is warning that the Canada.com domain is the potential distributor of adware.

The yellow exclamation mark means, for those unfamiliar:

Safe sites appear with a green check mark.

I offer no other commentary because it doesn't look like Canada.com has commented on SiteAdvisor's classification. There are some user reviews vouching for the site.

Updated: Cleaned the wording up a bit.

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