McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus

McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 42 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1.2.25
  • Total Downloads:
    183,740
  • Date Added:
    November 06, 2006
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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The popular and free Web-surfing add-on SiteAdvisor adds a paid version with new features such as link ratings in e-mails and IMs, real-time antiphishing protection, and a "Protected Mode" that prevents your PC from accessing sites listed as dangerous by SiteAdvisor's massive database. For now, the premium version is available only for Internet Explorer, although McAfee says it plans to add Firefox support eventually.

The Plus edition keeps the clean, easy-to-understand, icon-based interface of the regular version and strengthens its guts. The surfing protection is now much more proactive, with potentially harmful sites blocked by a warning page and a link that explains the risky content.

The link checker for e-mail and IM adds red or yellow warning messages whenever a problematic link is spotted, but it didn't mark the majority of our Yahoo Mail and Gmail spam messages, even those entitled VIpAGRA for LESS. Also, we found that the plug-in sometimes slowed down streaming content. Because there is no Firefox support, "Protected Mode" shuts down access to any and all alternative browsers aside from Internet Explorer.

It's one thing to have minor drawbacks when the program is free, but considering the Plus version charges an annual subscription, we'd like to see the problems worked out before giving this premium edition a higher score.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great!"

November 29, 2006  |  By gailpat

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

Been using for a good while. Instant messaging & email protection are a big plus. Absolutely will recommend to colleagues and their kids!!

Thanks Guys.

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2 stars

"McAfee SiteAdvisor is..just ok"

November 28, 2006  |  By One99

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

nice to have a dog that bark on bad dogs

Cons

only nice to have, I wouldn't put my money on it

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5 stars

"Verry good!"

November 20, 2006  |  By RealSirJohn

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

This is a verry good thing to use for your computer. I'd never used it, but i know this is gonna work just fine!

Cons

This software is verry good. Only you have to pay for it. Why pay if you can use it free? Try to search for a search machine that calls "scandoo" its the same one like this one only free!

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5 stars

"Safety first...this really rocks!"

November 13, 2006  |  By dbjeep

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

This is really cool to get a warning that the email someone sent you may have a bad link. I also love that it goes along with my IM.

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4 stars

"More Protection"

November 11, 2006  |  By Reborn master

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

SiteAdvisor plus is better than the free one.More protection with advanced phising blocking and automatic protection for your computer from harmful sites.Automatic updates.

Cons

It would've been better if it was free.

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5 stars

"Super"

November 09, 2006  |  By waswas1929

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

Instant messaging and email protection are a superb addition. Will continue to use and recommend this free version to colleagues & friends.

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4 stars

"I DONT KNOW"

November 07, 2006  |  By LADOLLY

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

MY FRIEND HAS THIS PRODUCT

Cons

I DONT KNOW

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2 stars

"Serious Flaw"

November 07, 2006  |  By curiocat

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Cons

The idea is excellent, however, there is a serious flaw.

Site Advisor only checks and reports on domains, not subdomains. If this is not noticed it allows for the possibility of dubious downloads being included on the subdomain site and no warnings raised by SiteAdvisor.

As a result users can be lulled into a false sense of security and put at risk of downloading harmful material.

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5 stars

"Perfect for family sysadmins"

November 07, 2006  |  By GimmeSomeTruth

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

Seems like a perfect bunch of features for the guy who runs his family's network. if u want to reduce inbound IT calls from aunts and uncles, this product is a good fit.

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3 stars

"I Hear the Clones Comming"

November 07, 2006  |  By billjriv

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.1.2.25

Pros

Site Advisor is the best thing to happen to the internet,ever.

Cons

All the extras you get with this version you get free anywhere.Even if you had an adbar/toolbar a clone would be enticing.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://www.mcafee.com
Release Date November 06, 2006
Date Added November 06, 2006
Version 2.1.2.25
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Internet Explorer 6.0
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 183,740
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.99

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