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:
    2.6.0.6253
  • Total Downloads:
    1,103,613
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 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

    4.1

    out of 102 votes

    • 5 star 43
    • 4 star 42
    • 3 star 7
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 5
  • 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

"warns of known unsafe sites before you go to page"

September 13, 2008  |  By delta.47

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

Handy little add-on. Doesn't take so much space and it's free, so it's worth a run. It is based on a traffic light system. There is a little McAfee logo next to each link on your searchs and near your address bar: Green, Yellow, Red, & Grey (unrated)

Cons

Needs to include more websites, as alot of webistes are still on Grey colour. Also some Green websites aren't 100% safe. It does make mistakes, but that being said it rarely it gets it wrong.

Summary

Should be added to your web-browsing defence. Doesn't cost a penny and nothing to loss. If you don't like McAfee you can try it's alternative WOT which works on the same bases. I think WOT is little ore up-to-date, but McAfee is leading branding when it comes to web-related safety.

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4 stars

"useful visible safeguard warnings"

September 11, 2008  |  By marshpony

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

as noted above

Cons

nothing at all

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4 stars

"A superb piece of sound advice"

September 01, 2008  |  By briceone

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

It is fine!
I was a full member of Mcafee, for a very long time, but as a pensioner I can no longer affored the necessity. I now use AVAST free version.
Side comment. Registry Mech. I have removed. IT keeps destroying Windows config sys file

Cons

nothing at all

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5 stars

"Must Have Protection"

August 27, 2008  |  By pugboy75

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

Does exactly what it says it does and it's free! It has saved my butt a number of times by redirecting me away from a know threats that I would never have been able to tell.

Cons

Nothing. It's a great product and it's free. What more could you ask for?

Summary

Get this wonderful, free, product for your own protection.

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5 stars

"Gets you to know those sites. its the best"

August 21, 2008  |  By cephas70

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

it assists me keep my omputer from those wacky sites

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

August 15, 2008  |  By starbright06

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

I have been able to avoid many sites that place trojans and spyware onto your pc. Before SiteAdvisor I was constantly having to run my spyware programs and romoving trojans,adware and spyware from my pc but now I have not been having that problem as long as I pay attention to the ratings from McAfee.

Cons

Although it is understandable, I do not like it when I come across new sites that have not been examined or rated by McAfee yet because then I have decide whether or not to just take my chances and visit the site anyway.

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5 stars

"Great!"

August 08, 2008  |  By bbranca2

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

This saves you from making the mistake of going to a site that could present problems for both you and your computer. I think it rates sites in a fair manner and it's instantaneous warnings are a great help.

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5 stars

"McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer <br /> <br />McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer <br /> <br />McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer"

August 05, 2008  |  By FEEL LIKE A DEVIL

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

The best program for the internet explorer

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5 stars

"Important add on for browsing"

July 25, 2008  |  By wkbag

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

first of all its totally free
it does everything fluently without any delay and it is much better than AVG safe search

Cons

Non, but i have some minor problem with firefox version

Summary

i highly recommend it for everyone using the net.

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2 stars

"problems"

July 24, 2008  |  By cary porter

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor for Internet Explorer 2.6.0.6253

Pros

works good with google

Cons

DOES NOT WORK WITH YAHOO SEARCH OR IF IT DOES IT STOPS AND I DON'T CARE WHAT THEY SAY , IT SLOWS INTERNET EXPLORER.WISH THEY WOULD FIX ISSUES,COULD BE GOOD!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.0.6253
Version 2.6.0.6253 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://www.mcafee.com
Release Date December 18, 2007
Date Added December 18, 2007
Version 2.6.0.6253
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
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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