New Software for FireFox and Internet Explorer Blocks Fraud and Phishing

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FraudEliminator blocks fraud and phishing websites at the web browser level, and also gives more information about each site visited, including location, age, and threat level. Version 2.4 adds new features including warning levels, age notifications, news updates, and more advanced fraud protection.

FraudEliminator Co. has released FraudEliminator Pro 2.4, an advanced tool to fight the growing tide of fraudulent websites on the internet. FraudEliminator Pro defends against all kinds of online fraud, including phishing, pharming, and DNS exploits, and also shows information about each site visited, including where it is hosted and when the domain name was registered. Version 2.4 adds more warning options based on website creation date and location and greatly advanced anti-fraud protection.

FraudEliminator is an advanced tool for FireFox and Internet Explorer to help protect users by automatically finding and blocking online fraud; it is like an anti-virus program for the web, retrieving new fraud definitions and fraudulent site lists on a constant basis, and using advanced detection algorithms to classify possible fraud. In addition, FraudEliminator gives users an opportunity to fight back against online fraud by letting them report fraud incidents back to FraudEliminator's central database.

"Many people think that if they get rid of phishing e-mails or just don't click on links in e-mails, they'll be safe," says Jeffrey Hellman, President of FraudEliminator Co. "But sadly, the severity of online fraud has increased: there are hundreds if not thousands of fraudulent websites that receive traffic via online advertising, search engines, malware, and DNS exploits. These aren't just targeting online bank users; in many cases, there are outright fraudulent websites that claim to sell products but never ship merchandise. We don't just protect against phishing; we protect against fraud."

How FraudEliminator Works

FraudEliminator maintains a real-time threat database that tracks every known online fraud threat. To keep the database up to date, FraudEliminator has built a network of fraud incident collection points and a team of fraud analysts. In addition, users are encouraged to report fraud incidents to the central monitoring center by clicking a "Fraud Report" button on their web browser when they suspect foul play. These fraud reports, once reviewed and verified, are in turn distributed back to defend users. Adding yet another layer of protection, FraudEliminator has also developed a proprietary set of statistical algorithms designed to recognize signs of fraud. For example, a website claiming to be CitiBank but based in Moldova would be blocked as fraud.

FraudEliminator requires a Windows-compatible PC running Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000 or XP, and Internet Explorer 5+ or FireFox 1.0 or higher. The basic version of FraudEliminator is completely without charge; FraudEliminator Pro, available for $19.99, delivers users more frequent fraud database updates and helps support the ongoing development of the product.

About FraudEliminator Co.

FraudEliminator Co., headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., was established to make the Internet a safer place for regular Internet users. FraudEliminator's software does not include any pop up ads, spyware, adware, or any other form of advertising. The company also partners with ISPs, financial institutions, and consumer credit providers interested in providing anti-fraud protection to their customers. For additional information about the company please visit http://www.fraudeliminator.com.

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