McAfee SiteAdvisor

McAfee SiteAdvisor

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 55 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7.1.143
  • Total Downloads:
    177,258
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 12, 2014
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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McAfee Site Advisor is a rare helpful browser add-on that will tell you exactly what to expect from a Web site. It fits in seamlessly with most browsers and is constantly updated with new information on top Web sites. While it may make you second guess some of your browsing behavior, it's still a worthwhile add-on to have.

This program puts a small icon in your browser's URL bar that will help you gauge whether or not a site can be trusted. The icon changes colors -- green, yellow, and red -- based on how much of your data the site collects, what type of cookies it uses, and other information that is useful about the site. Though it's not made for any particular browser, it sticks right into most of the common ones like Chrome and Firefox without much difficulty. You can even view a site's full report without navigating away from the page you were on previously.

There are plenty of other widgets like this, and you may already have one built into your anti-virus software. If you don't, check out McAfee Site Advisor. It's a great, effective widget that could pay big dividends if you don't know how dangerous the sites you're visiting are.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Welcome to the SLOOOOOOW lane"

February 08, 2015  |  By Sbignewski

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.7.1.143

Pros

None I can think of

Cons

Couldn't imagine why everything was running so slow. I even had to wait to log into my router, my ROUTER for bloody sakes! That's right, the router that sits in my closet at home, which I call with an IP address. I thought my connection rate was low, so I checked my router. That took me FIVE MINUTES!!! Finally uninstalled Site Advisor. Everything IMMEDIATELY returned to normal.

Summary

Internet Poison

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1 stars

"Slowed Firefox to a crawl!"

February 07, 2015  |  By CarolTheGardener

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.7.1.143

Pros

Does check websites as advertised.

Cons

Can't say how it would work on another browser but it slowed Firefox down to an absolute crawl, pages would not load, scrolling became impossibly slow and herky-jerky. I uninstalled after 2 days and Firefox immediately went back to normal performance so I think it was definitely this add-on that was at fault.

Summary

Good idea but poor performance in practice - does what it says it will do but mostly by making it impossible to use the internet at all on any site.

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2 stars

"I uninstalled it"

January 01, 2015

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.7.1.143

Pros

I guess there is some criteria they are using to choose which sites to block

Cons

Blocks tons of trusted sites I have used without issue for years. There seems to be no way to teach the software the I do indeed trust a site it flagged. The buttons on the black banner they paste on top of my content do not work. The software freezes up my browser. All in all, a very annoying product.

And yet, it fails to block truly annoying websites with genuine malware. Y'know, the ones that launch hidden audio ads that can not be found nor turned off. The popups ads that show over my content. The pages with animated ads that constipate my bandwidth. The pages with ads for distasteful and offensive products or, um, "services." Those pass through SiteAdvisor's trusty filter.

All recipes? That site is blocked.

So yeah, according to SiteAdvisor, I can buy sex toys but shouldn't make a blintz.

Nice work there.

Summary

I uninstalled it because it was so annoying.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7.1.143
Version 3.7.1.143 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://home.mcafee.com/
Release Date November 12, 2014
Date Added November 12, 2014
Version 3.7.1.143
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Internet Security Software Suites
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.45MB
File Name saSetup9.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 177,258
Downloads Last Week 442
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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