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:
    February 22, 2007
  • 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

    4.0

    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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  • 4 stars

    "Good defense against attack sites."

    December 15, 2009   |   By billone

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    Totally reliable

    Cons

    Only measures malware hidden on the site

    Summary

    Very good at what it does and totally reliable. If it says a site contains no malicious downloads then you can believe it. It does not tell you about the reliabliness of the site owners so I run it along with WOT which has its own strengths and weaknesses

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  • 1 stars

    "useless waste of time"

    December 09, 2009   |   By LesIzzMoore

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    none at all

    Cons

    freezes browser and have to restart computer, can't uninstall because it's not listed in programs!

    Summary

    I have McAfee Comcast Security so I thought this would be a good fit, wrong. Maybe because I have the 10bit tool bar with Advanced System Care and Security 360 also it doesn't work.

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  • 5 stars

    "All I need"

    December 01, 2009   |   By linksfield

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    I ver much appreciate getting advice of site security

    Cons

    None that I can think off

    Summary

    For year I have used Nortons and recently switched to Microsoft Security Essentials. I missed the site security. I switched to McAfee. For log ons I now use Roboform.

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  • 4 stars

    "It Works pretty well..."

    November 12, 2009   |   By 1celtic1

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    See Above 4 ans.

    Cons

    None as of yet

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  • 4 stars

    "excelent product for the price"

    November 11, 2009   |   By arttal81642

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    easey to use after the download is complete, The site advisor eliminates the guessing game as to what is a threat and what is not

    Cons

    None to speak of at this time

    Summary

    Read my pro's comment

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  • 5 stars

    "The best!!!!"

    November 08, 2009   |   By javier-leanos

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    It doesn't slow down your browsing.
    It's for IE and FireFox
    It block websites and downloads that are in a high danger level

    Cons

    It might slows down systems with 500 MB or less
    and its no compatible with opera and safari, (But who cares)

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  • 4 stars

    "It is fast,and it does not bother your web search."

    September 28, 2009   |   By dennisgr59

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    It really lets you know if the web site you go to is a good site or one to worry about.
    And it is fast.

    Cons

    I don't have anything negative to say.

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  • 3 stars

    "need more work on junk sites&attachments"

    September 28, 2009   |   By jax5280

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    very easy to use

    Cons

    it feels a little vague on potential threat findings

    Summary

    until something better comes along i will have to keep my fingers crossed

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  • 5 stars

    "great product it help me a lot"

    September 06, 2009   |   By emperortours01

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    great product, it help me a lot

    Cons

    great product

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  • 5 stars

    "Simply useful"

    September 04, 2009   |   By trlamb

    Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.8.277

    Pros

    Pro: Simple green, red or yellow circles warn me about malicious sites. I don't have to do anything to use SiteAdvisor. It works with bing, google and yahoo.

    Cons

    Con: The occasional green pop-up box when my cursor gets too close to the SiteAdvisor box in the tray.

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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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