McAfee Activate , the world-renowned security company has blocked access to malware that seemed to be sent from its own network. The malware was hosted on some other website but was made available via a domain related with McAfee ClickProtect. ClickProtect is basically an email protection service that the company advertises as able to “protect your business data and information from being hacked”. The main purpose of this service was to offer high-end protection against malware links in emails, phishing scams. It was also protecting the users from visiting the websites that are known to be malicious.
Such malicious or infected link was only found when a Paris-based security researcher, who use of pseudonymous handle Benkow, found and then tweeted a malware analysis report incorporating that URL.
The same is the case for signatures mentioned at the footer of an email, mentioning “this email is guaranteed virus-free or similar, the spokesperson added. "Not only does it give users a false sense of security, but criminals often also add such messages for social engineering purposes."