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Google goes Green(border) with another acquisition

google aquires greenborderGoogle has another aquisition under its belt and this one is a little green. Not in the environment sense, but in a secure sense.

GreenBorder, based in Mountain View, California, has developed a way to isolate each internet session from the rest of a users PC. This way threats like viruses, spyware, trojans and malware can be secluded and tossed when users close down their browser window instead of potentially infecting machines. A green border displays around safe pages, and files that are downloaded from the internet can be opened in a virtual environment so as not to infect the rest of the user's machine.

The application is available for use in both Internet Explorer and Firefox. With over 100,000 downloads since October 31st 2006, the Windows version of the software is currently available on Download.com for $29.95, but knowing Google, this will be down to free in no time at all.

There is no word yet on the final purchase price of GreenBorder.

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