McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus

McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 3.2.0.152

Extra security for your time online

McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus is security software that will allow you to make the right choice when it comes to avoiding potentially risky websites. View full description

PROS

  • Classifies safety of Google results
  • Color classifying makes things easy
  • Provides more information about the sites you visit

CONS

  • Can slow search results

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McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus is security software that will allow you to make the right choice when it comes to avoiding potentially risky websites.

McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus works with Internet Explorer and Firefox, and is installed on your computer rather than your browser. You'll see the software in the top or bottom bars, where you'll be able to tweak some basic options or use the app to carry out safe searches - Yahoo is used as the default search engine for this.

When you search on the internet using your normal search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.), you'll also see that McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus has rated each of the results - green for safe, orange for possibly dangerous and red for risky. Hovering over the rating will give you more information and clicking will bring up a new tab with more detailed information.

McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus also allows you to surf the web in Protected Mode, scan emails and IMs for danger and to assess the safety of downloads. Just bear in mind, however, that some of these features are not available in the trial and free versions.

In all, McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus is a useful and efficient piece of software. Even so, we can't help but feel that it doesn't offer anything over and above the benefits of a little common sense when surfing the net.

If you're unable or unwilling to look out for your own safety online, McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus is a useful tool.

McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus

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McAfee SiteAdvisor Plus 3.2.0.152