McAfee SiteAdvisor

McAfee SiteAdvisor

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 52 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7.1.143
  • Total Downloads:
    171,037
  • 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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3 stars

"It's Fine, but could be Improved"

January 07, 2014  |  By Not-My-Problem

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.6.0.0

Pros

The software gave good ratings.
It protects you from dangerous websites.
Ratings are mostly accurate.
Light on computer.
Compatible with most browsers.

Cons

Unfortunately, it crashes and freezes on Firefox.
Not compatible with every internet browser.
It should have been released as a separate add-on, not a space consuming program.

Summary

I think that it's OK. Sometimes, ratings are wrong. Very wrong. But most of the time, the software is effective at protecting you from dangerous websites.

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5 stars

"Great for safe google search"

October 01, 2013  |  By jamesj200

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.5.0.0

Pros

The colored circles in google are great for warning on bad sites with viruses.

Cons

I disabled the toolbar part, but other than that it works well!

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4 stars

"I tested it out with know scam sites, blocked them all!"

October 01, 2013  |  By xiphias11

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.5.0.0

Pros

-Blocks phishing sites
-Also, it stoped a download when I went directly to a bad .exe file, pretty cool.

Cons

No real cons. It was a little difficult to get it added to firefox because I didn't see the install the first time and had to go into the add-ons menu to enable it.

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4 stars

"Good small free program to maintain security"

June 25, 2013  |  By Doc121

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.5.0.0

Pros

Doesn't conflict with your virus programs.

Cons

McAfee could have added a bit more for running scans at your convenience.

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1 stars

"Fail to protect on phishing websites."

February 10, 2013  |  By neilgonzales10

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.5.0.0

Pros

No Advantage.

Cons

Supposed to crashed my computer, did not protect from porn websites and contains viruses.

Summary

Please STAY AWAY from this webware. It can be a potentially unwanted program and webware that can harm your browser like mozilla firefox and important files. And fail to protect my computer on phishing and porn websites. I remove this program and install avast free antivirus webrep extension and its better than this extension. WARNING: Please REMOVE this program to prevent damage to your computer.

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1 stars

"I did not manage to install it at all!"

October 16, 2012  |  By aleksandragj

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.5.0.0

Pros

I used to be extremely happy with the free version. I used it since many years. Now I almost gladly purchased it, so that I can have it again.

Cons

The program did not want to install itself. I could not reach the service at all. Even I could not manage to request a refund, neither via web nor via two phone numbers. It seems like McAfee is not as friendly as it used to be!

Summary

I gave up struggling to get it working. I requested a refund via PayPal dispute and found another free service on the net, hopefully equally good as SiteAdvisor.

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1 stars

"Innacurate ratings"

September 17, 2012  |  By JoeBeanfish

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.5.0.0

Pros

None for users. Lots for malware who now have lots of people with a false sense of security.

Cons

Gives a false sense of security.
Ratings are based on nothing. They rate aliases of the same site differently and change ratings at random even if the site doesn't change.

Summary

This service has been bogus for many years. I don't know why it hangs on. Do a web search for
siteadvisor wrong
Don't trust anything is says positive or negative.

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5 stars

"Excellent!"

September 01, 2012  |  By isnoopy26

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.4.0.143

Pros

has been arond for awhile so it has many sites that it has already checked

Cons

noe that i can find

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2 stars

"It bad but not the worst"

August 29, 2012  |  By VirusSupport

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.4.0.143

Pros

It does pick up some sites like metacafe. It is also free.

Cons

It is only 36% accurate.

Summary

If you want a site advisor you would be better to WOT.

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5 stars

"Prevention better than cure"

August 14, 2012  |  By MARCOS MACOSA

 |  Version: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.4.0.143

Pros

Peace of mind when browsing

Cons

Stop malicious content from getting anywhere near your computer before it even has chance to connect with your computer.

Summary

I wouldn't be without this app, Too do so would be like sitting in a moving car without a seat belt.

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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, Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.45MB
File Name saSetup9.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 171,037
Downloads Last Week 358
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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