Posted 14 January 2009 - 01:01 PM
To answer another contributors question...why you would want to remove the McAfee Siteadvisor...because McAfee didn't ask and the program doesn't work right.
McAfee didn't ask if I wanted siteadvisor, they just hijacked my browers and added it. That would be fine, since I'm all for extra protection against harmful sites, although I liked to be asked. However, everytime I open a browser window a pops up opens wanting me to enable features of the site advisor (which I didn't want to do). I hit the x to close it, and another browser window pops up, which opens another pop up wanting me to enable site advisor features. I tried unclicking the features and hitting the Finish button. It still opens another browser window wanting me to enable other features. You get the picture.
I was stuck in a loop and I could not get out of it. Finally, I realized if you click the close button on the browser window before McAfee site advisor is able to open that pop up with features, you can stop it.
In IE, I was able to disable site advisor by clicking the menu (downward arrow) next the icon at the bottom of the browser window. There was no uninstall, which annoyed me, but I'll live with having it disabled.
Siteadvisor automatically added itself to both my IE and Firefox, but in Firefox I had to look up how to uninstall it (which I found on this site. Thank you TG1911! Here's that person's instructions again:
Tools / Add-ons / Extensions tab
Scroll down to MacAfee SiteAdvisor, click it, to highlight it, and select Uninstall.
Restart Firefox, for the change to take effect.
I couldn't actually uninstall it (that option was grayed out), so I settled for disabling it again.
I tried going to uninstall programs, but siteadvisor doesn't show up on the list, just the McAfee security center.
It's a pain, and I am going to send a complaint about the site advisor to McAfee. The addition of site advisor doesn't even show up on my recent activity log in McAfee security center.
My angry commentary: It's ridiculous. I don't consider site advisor a help when it keeps me from even being able to use the internet at all. Locking me in a continous loop of browers windows and popups is not my idea useful. However, maybe that's how McAfee is plannign to keep my computer from being infected. If I can't surf the web, I can't get a virus. Now, why didn't I think of that. (eye roll)