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:
    December 18, 2007
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/Vista

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

"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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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
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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