McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox

McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 377 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    26.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,009,879
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 13, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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Even the most advanced antispyware security can't guarantee your computer's safety, because most programs scan your site for digital nasties after they've already taken root. This ingenious Firefox extension warns you about covert spyware and browser-hijack attempts as you visit a site.

SiteAdvisor operates as an unobtrusive signal in your browser interface, turning green if the site is safe, yellow if it's suspect, and red if it senses threats or annoyances. The same coding system applies to Yahoo and Google search results, inserting a red, yellow, or green icon next to each link. Clicking these icons provides full diagnostics of the sites' threats, including links to other suspect sites, high spam counts, and the number of dangerous downloads.

We also liked the URL highlighter, which displays site rankings directly from your search engine, helping deflect drive-by installs that may initiate as soon as you type a URL. In our tests, SiteAdvisor turned out accurate and reliable results, and though it doesn't have a wide array of features, we urge any regular Firefox user to try this no-cost extension.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.1

    out of 79 votes

    • 5 star 46
    • 4 star 16
    • 3 star 6
    • 2 star 4
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 377 votes

    • 5 star 230
    • 4 star 62
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 42
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2 stars

"not very good at it's job"

November 28, 2008  |  By evas53

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

none that I can see

Cons

Slows down the operation
Gives bad information about good websites

Summary

waist of money and computer time.

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5 stars

"Absolutely must-have add on!"

September 04, 2008  |  By Issaland

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

I use WOT for Firefox and for Internet Explorer.

Cons

None. It's very good product.

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5 stars

"Just perfect, smooth and very useful"

August 29, 2008  |  By pipecardona

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

Real time info
Very useful
Very graphic, which lets you know the status of a site using a universal color-coding (green-yellow-red)

Cons

NONE!!!!!!

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5 stars

"a must have"

August 27, 2008  |  By lil junior425

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

it tells you in google what site is bad and good.

if you want to be twice as safe try this a MyWOT with both you will be pretty safe trust me i use them all the time.

Cons

nothing really i like it

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5 stars

"Love this Firefox extension..A must have program.. "

July 25, 2008  |  By MadAsToast 30

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

Love this Firefox extension..A must have program..

Gives you peace of mind to browse the net more safely.

Cons

Doesn't work with Firefox 3 as of yet. Then again not many add-on's seem to be compatible with the new Firefox yet.

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5 stars

"Best site advisor program!"

July 16, 2008  |  By rammstein101

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

It warns you about phishing sites and blocks off if there is a severe virus found on that website.

Cons

Nothing yet

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3 stars

"Useful little program - currently having issues withFirefox 3"

July 10, 2008  |  By rkirkcaldy

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

Gives advance warning of potential issues with sites and has worked well under Firefox 2.

Cons

Has a number of minor issues with Firefox 3 - some overlays on web search pages do not display the appropriate icons instead placeholders appear. McAfee is aware of this and are working on a fix

Summary

null

Updated on Aug 30, 2008

Current version now compatible with Firefox 3. Continues to prove useful as it gives an indication of the safety of links returned by major search engines.

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3 stars

"cool"

July 07, 2008  |  By dwhitset123

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

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5 stars

"VERY USEFUL"

June 18, 2008  |  By dr-doctor

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

warns you about the site before you go on it.

P.S Jon, you must download this.

Cons

There are some sites hasn't been submitted for review yet and some sites have been mistakenly put as bad.

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5 stars

"The best addon for firefox "

June 17, 2008  |  By lider39

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Firefox 26.3

Pros

The security is my main concern when i am traveling through the world wide web .Let me say that it is the best tool in order to see what website contains malware or not .Try it now !!!

Cons

None

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 26.3
Version 26.3 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://www.mcafee.com
Release Date April 13, 2007
Date Added April 13, 2007
Version 26.3
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox 2.0/1.5
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,009,879
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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