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 Google Chrome extension which makes using this service a breeze. After installing this extension from the Google Chrome Extensions site you will see a McAfee shield in the unibar area that you can click on to retrieve a shortened link for the current page you are visiting.
This extension 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.