The web contains a lot of threats that we don't always recognize at first. Crowd-sourced rating services are quite often wrong, but McAfee SiteAdvisor (also known as McAfee WebAdvisor) is a partially crowd-sourced web site safety service which also incorporates real-life virus test results.
McAfee SiteAdvisor is really a browser addon which functions with the most common Windows-based browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.
When you visit a site that McAfee has detected as potentially dangerous, you will be given a warning before the web page loads. Users may then decide to proceed or go back while averting possible malware infection.
SiteAdvisor provides additional details about potential threats while also including color-coded icons signifying threat levels. Web site blocking options are fully customizable.
One handy feature included with SiteAdvisor/WebAdvisor is the option to password-protect access to potentially dangerous sites, probably best suited towards kids surfing the web.
With this application, downloads are also scanned to determine whether they are dangerous or benign.
In the end, SiteAdvisor is definitely a useful tool to have which uses real data directly from McAfee which is unlike web site rating plugins which often get it wrong.
McAfee SiteAdvisor is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from antivirus without restrictions. McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.7.276 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from McAfee.
We have tested McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.7.276 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]