McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer

McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 549 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,103,613
  • Date Added:
    December 18, 2006
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This handy extension for Internet Explorer makes a great addition to your Web security arsenal. SiteAdvisor draws from an enormous database of Web sites that have been checked out for spyware threats, malicious cookies, and questionable marketing ploys. Sitting quietly at the bottom of your browser, SiteAdvisor indicates the safety rating of your current site. Green is for safe sites, yellow for sites with some questionable practices, and red for particularly dangerous sites. The color-coded rating system also annotates your Google and Yahoo search results, providing advance warning of potential drive-by spyware installation and other dangers. An available online breakdown shows what kind of testing underpins the danger assessments. We also like the extensive site profiles with user ratings, which allow you to check out a site before risking a visit. In some cases, SiteAdvisor errs on the side of caution, labeling sites as dangerous because of minor infractions, but these are few and far in between. This free extension is an obvious choice for IE users who want better Web security.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.2

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star 10
    • 4 star 6
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 549 votes

    • 5 star 279
    • 4 star 162
    • 3 star 40
    • 2 star 19
    • 1 star 49
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5 stars

"Brilliant"

January 24, 2007  |  By SP_021

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

After installing McAfee SiteAdvisor, it was unbelieveable how many sites (which looked harmless) were dangerous. I dont think I'll be able to go on the internet again without it!!

Best program I've downloaded in a long time!

Five Stars For McAfee *****

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4 stars

"Online? I'd use it :)"

January 23, 2007  |  By C & K

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

Simple, usually accurate. A good warning tool as you surf the net.

Cons

Sometimes conflicting messages but better safe :) then sorry :(

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3 stars

"musica"

January 21, 2007  |  By johana536

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

musica

Cons

archivos

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5 stars

"Excellent for teaching kids/teens about BAD sites! "

January 21, 2007  |  By ShamaMama414

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

This program has really helped me with a problem with my kids (and my husband) lacking understanding of which sites are ok and which are not. This has been ongoing in my house and was about to get worse with my kids each getting their own desktops for Christmas. Teaching my 13 & 14 year old kids about spyware and so on has been a challange to say the least. If I hadn't found this I would have virtually locked them out of most of the net and would have been constantly running around entering my password to approve websites. They are starting to spot things out now for themselves and are becoming much more aware that they can cause their computers harm by simply visiting a website. I even heard my son tell his friend the other day "are you crazy, we are not clicking on a red site"! That is a small miracle. I even downloaded this onto my PC and laptop because it takes the guesswork out of which sites are safe to visit and which will try to scam you out of your email address and load you up with spyware. It's very simple to use and doesn't interfere with your searches etc. If you have kids or someone else using your computer that just doesn't get it this is a must have!

Cons

NONE, this is awesome!!!

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4 stars

"This free McAfee product is essential in enhancing safety in the home or office."

January 18, 2007  |  By liingliing

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

McAfee, one of the major competitors of Symatec's Norton Internet Security programs, has come out with a great little plug-in - McAffe SiteAdvisor (one word with bad spelling!) displays a small oblong status bar as a toolbar in IE or on the bottom right-hand corner of Firefox. McAfee has scanned millions of webpages for three common safety risk: spam, spyware from downloads and links to other unsafe sites.

Different colours represent how safe or unsafe it is to be viewing the site you are viewing. Green for the 'a-ok', yellow for viewer beware and red for the get-the-hell-out. Of course they haven't got around to scanning all websites but you can submit a website for scanning or a download off a website for scanning and it'll be added to the McAfee database.

The second part of SiteAdvisor are warnings before clicking onto a site. When searching on a search engine, like Google, a little icon displaying the safety rating of the website, even before you enter it.

Not all ratings are crtical or accurate so you can check what about the website that determines it's rating by click on the oblong bar and viewing the website's stats according to McAfee.

For safer browsing and a quick and easy way to roughly check the safety of websites you're surfing on, download McAfee SiteAdvisor, available free from McAfee.com

Cons

McAfee SiteAdvisor appears to have no major flaws or bugs and both the IE and Firefox plug-ins work seamlessly with the corresponding browser.

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4 stars

"mp3 downloads.amke mix cds"

January 13, 2007  |  By nick wilson

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

you don't have to pay

Cons

I dont Know how to use your product.

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3 stars

"good"

January 12, 2007  |  By JasonSmug

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

it works with ie7, and its great for noticing how many sites are really spammers\trojan dealers..

Cons

slows system down a lil... buggy once in awhile...

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5 stars

"Recommended"

January 10, 2007  |  By Hongy098765

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

It great for people searching internet. It will prevent you from going to scam sites.

Cons

None

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5 stars

"main Advantage is dat this program is free of license "

January 10, 2007  |  By funky_gurl

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

about this program dat dere is no need to purchase it ...

Cons

dat this program is just for few dayz ..

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5 stars

"Fulli Sik!!"

January 10, 2007  |  By sponge9

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.2.1.3

Pros

You couldn't "send out" a better "scout" for your computer then this product, it will tell you if a website is infested in spyware, promotes phishing or links to dangerous websites or anything else that is a threat to your computer. download this program NOW because IE needs all the help it can get.

Cons

whenever you go to veiw the site details, it tries to get you to buy site advisor plus, not a major issue.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://www.mcafee.com
Release Date December 18, 2006
Date Added December 18, 2006
Version 2.2.1.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Internet Explorer 6.0
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File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,103,613
Downloads Last Week 3
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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