McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus

McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.1.7
  • Total Downloads:
    183,740
  • Date Added:
    April 02, 2007
  • 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. This version now works for Firefox 2 as well as Internet Explorer.

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. Also, the colored ratings that appear next to search results can be switched on or off.

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 during our tests, even those entitled VIpAGRA for LESS. Also, we found that the plug-in sometimes slowed down streaming content. "Protected Mode" still shuts down access to any and all alternative browsers aside from Internet Explorer and Firefox 2.

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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1 stars

"Ripp off Software"

December 09, 2007  |  By sickofphonies

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

Pros

Either pay or you'll keep getting red and yellow lights. Tested this with a site with a Highly malware/Adware content. It was always red but when they paid up. the Site advisor turned green. No body buys their stuff ,so they've come up with this gimmick.

Cons

Only cons

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4 stars

"Mcafee site advisor plus is a smart, simple & easy to use software"

November 07, 2007  |  By Anshuraman

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

Pros

The particular thing I like most about this software is by the way it hi lightens the threat chances of a website. It wastes no time in reporting a websites content. Its parental control policies are very vital and useful.

Cons

It has to improve a lot particularly in the field of reporting the detailed contain of a website.

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4 stars

"very good"

November 01, 2007  |  By johntaylor52

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

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1 stars

"McAfee is a known criminal organization"

October 23, 2007  |  By tucnew

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

Pros

I have to ask myself at this point, what gives McAfee the moral authority to attack legitimate websites. When it would almost be impossible for any company to match McAfee's criminal behavior. There are literally old folks that had their retirement stolen from them by this company.

Cons

Tucows is a respected and trusted software vendor, and unlike McAfee has a unbiased review system. There is no reason other than unfair competition that McAfee should be commiting Libel aganist Tucows.

To understand the situation completely we must look at the soure, McAfee.com

It's important to say from the beginning, it would be impossible for almost any company to be any worse than McAfee. McAfee is a known criminal organization, and it doesn't surprise me in the least that they are attacking online merchants that may sell competing products. McAfee is currently restating 10 years of earnings, because it stoled money from share holders. First by purposely overstating earnings(people are already in jail for this one), and then by back dating options(resulting in the theft of $150,000,000 from share holders).

I have to ask myself at this point, what gives McAfee the moral authority to attack legitimate websites. When it would almost be impossible for any company to match McAfee's criminal behavior. There are literally old folks that had their retirement stolen from them by this company.

Finally, who are these people doing the reviewing? It took me less than two minutes to sign up. There was no verification of my identity, residence, or anything else that would make me accountable for my statements. You can become an advanced reviewer by responding to a couple of more questions, none of which have anything to do with establishing your identity, just your supposed ability. Making it easy for anyone to lie about their resume

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5 stars

"Fantastic!"

October 20, 2007  |  By moorrbrt1

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

Pros

I love it. It stops you from clicking on known sites that are harmful for you computer. It does what it says it can do and is worth the price, at least it is for me.

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4 stars

"Very good with Firefox rather than IE"

October 12, 2007  |  By dadog423

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

Pros

It does as it says and works, McAfee's ONLY product that is effective. Easy for even an inexperienced elder/sugar high child to figure out.

Cons

Some websites have false negatives but they are slowly being updated. IE version seems to make it feel bloated.

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5 stars

"good to use"

September 21, 2007  |  By red_devil1988

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

Pros

its very helpful when you dont know what sites to go on and with the new one when a site is bad it highlights it in grey so u can see before you click on it.

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3 stars

"could be much better"

September 05, 2007  |  By silverbackd9

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

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5 stars

"it does not miss nothing"

July 21, 2007  |  By antniox

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

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4 stars

"You should stick with..."

July 15, 2007  |  By snobullz

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 2.2.1.7

Pros

This one protects you from email, im, bad websites, and other stuff like that. This is very big jump up from siteadvisor. If you want to pay the $10 (from stieadvisor.com) then go ahead.

Cons

I myself just stay with siteadvisor minus i guess you could call it. It works just fine with me.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.2.1.7
Version 2.2.1.7 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://www.mcafee.com
Release Date April 02, 2007
Date Added April 02, 2007
Version 2.2.1.7
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP
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 Not available
Price $24.99

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