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February 4th, 2009 Partners With Symantec And Deploys Google-like Malware Warnings, web’s fourth leading search engine, has partnered with Symantec to provide search-result safety rankings that alert web surfers to potentially harmful sites. Unlike Google, Ask has no intention of populating the list on its own. A company spokesman said the list will be controlled entirely by Symantec, a veteran of the anti-malware wars.

Initially, these Safe Search rankings will only be available to users who embrace the latest version of Symantec’s Norton 360, currently in beta. Norton 360 offers a search toolbar that dovetails with the Ask engine.

Ask says it will eventually wedge safety warnings into the site itself. They`re committed to working on other Safe Search products with Symantec, and that means making safe search available on the site.

Norton’s Safe Search warnings are not generated in real time. Instead, warnings are pulled from a master database kept by Norton.

Credit: The Register

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