Lavasoft is a very well known company which develops free antivirus and antispyware "Ad-Aware". Now the company has developed a free toolbar for web browsers.
"Lavaguard" toolbar has been developed solely to enhance user's security while browsing online. It is a combination of security tools designed to fight phishing, malware exploits and social engineering scams, by checking the websites even before they open on your browser.
Lavasoft says, malware can hide on any website today – and even computer experts can fall victim to a cyber attack. Oftentimes, you don't even have to click on a link to get infected. It's enough for you to just visit the site. Many malware attacks happen silently without any user involvement or user action, other than simply visiting an infected site.
Based on reputation technology, LavaGuard analyzes websites before you visit them, identifying which links and websites are safe and which pose a security risk. By checking in real-time, your protection against hidden threats, exploits, phishing sites, and social engineering scams is greatly enhanced.
LavaGuard protects you while you browse the web. Every URL is carefully scanned in real-time against a constantly updated list of suspected malware and phishing sites. If you click on a dangerous link while browsing the web or while reading an e-mail, LavaGuard will immediately warn you of the site's risk status.
It can remove unwanted toolbars from your browser. This simple and fast feature will unclutter your browsers of those unwanted add-ons.
With Lavasoft LavaGuard Browsing Protection installed, your browser will be upgraded with a website safety rating advisor. This safety rating icon alerts you of potentially risky sites that may harm your computer as you're surfing, banking, downloading or playing online.
LavaGuard constantly checks sites against a constantly updated list of reported phishing and malware infected sites. The list is updated every 5-20 minutes and provides real-time browsing protection against the latest web-based exploits, from back door Trojans to phishing sites.
You can download a beta version using following link:
Lavasoft LavaGuard is compatible with Windows XP, Vista and 7. It can be installed in Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browsers.