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:
    2.3 build 6028
  • Total Downloads:
    1,103,613
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 22, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Windows

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

    4.0

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 6
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 1
    • 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

"Easy to use"

April 11, 2007  |  By gadget3000

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

Easy to use. Works with most search engine. Says why the site has got a good or bad rating. Runs at startup but does not affect speed.

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5 stars

"GOOD"

April 03, 2007  |  By mathias153

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

This is the best product I ever used in Internet explorer

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1 stars

"Spyware"

March 22, 2007  |  By Isaac75

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

THIS IS A PRETTY HELPFUL TOOL!

I TELLS YOU IF A SITE HAS UNWANTED PROGRAMS!

Great software!!!!!!!!!

Cons

I HAVE KASPERSKY INTERNET SECURITY ON MY PC

AND I DOWNLOADED THIS SOFTWARE MY SECURITY DETECTED IT AS SPYWARE. IS THIS TRUE OR IS A LOAD OF CRAP? I DONT KNOW!

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5 stars

"Completely satisfied with the Advice"

March 19, 2007  |  By kv195512

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

It really advices good... Now I'm not afraid of getting into a website with hundreds of pop ups and other bugs

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2 stars

"I Was Surprised and Disappointed..."

March 19, 2007  |  By Iseult19

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

Mine has never been red, just yellow a few times, so I immediately left the two or three sites.

Cons

1. A lot of things slip through green-lighted sites anyway. This is really bad.

2. Changes my cursor from an arrow to a line.

3. Automatically and randomly selects sites, which it highlights, unasked for, and obscures my view.

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3 stars

"Works well enough BUT annoys me too."

March 13, 2007  |  By FreeNerd

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

Site Advisor seems to do what it says, I haven't used it widely enough to experience any glaringly incorrect reports yet. It was very simple to install and utilize with IE7.

Cons

Perhaps not a big deal to some users but it gobbles up 10 meg of RAM on my xp/ie7 system which seems too much for what it is. The biggest problem I have is that like so many other programs these days it insists on nesting into the autostart routine with no obvious options to 'remedy' it. I find that EXTREMELY annoying and won't use most software that forces me to give it a home whether I want to or not. Lastly, the site advisor button acting as an instant link to the McAfee site is REALLY annoying; while trying to activate the menu hidden in the button I often end up mis-clicking and linking to the advisor site. BAH! Overall I see this whole program as a sad attempt by McAfee to brand consumers even further. The big green button displaying McAfee shines oh so brightly dead center in the middle of my menu bar. Forever and ever amen? I don't think so.

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5 stars

"Cant live without !"

February 26, 2007  |  By demeok

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

Great! Tells you if a site is dodgy or not. Constantly updates and tests sites and warns you if a site is ok, contains spyware or adware and if the site is untested has a 'submit site for testing feature'. Feel much safer doing a google search now.

Cons

N/A

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5 stars

"Wonderfull product"

February 25, 2007  |  By bukobill

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

Does what it is supposed to do.Warns you if the site is iffy and if the page is really notorious it will block you from seeing it.It also explains why the site is guarded.

Cons

Nothing

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5 stars

"A MUST HAVE!!!!!"

February 22, 2007  |  By scruf57

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.3 build 6028

Pros

This is a great product for anyone who surfs the net!!

Cons

none

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.3 build 6028
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General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://www.mcafee.com
Release Date February 22, 2007
Date Added February 22, 2007
Version 2.3 build 6028
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, Internet Explorer 6
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,103,613
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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