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Need Opinions On Siteadvisor Add-on For Firefox


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#1 bloomcounty

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 09:54 AM

Hi,

I was wondering what people's opinions were of the SiteAdvisor for Firefox -- especially now that McAfee has taken it over:

McAfee SiteAdvisor
http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/ff.html

Does it still work just as good as before when it wasn't McAfee? Are there any problems/issues with it now that it's McAfee? (i.e. Does it install crap or track stuff you wouldn't want, etc.)

And does it work okay with these add-ons below (which I'm also planning on starting to use)?

NoScript
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/722

Adblock Plus
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4364

Adblock Filterset.G Updater
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1136

FireFTP
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/684

Any further thoughts?

Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 10:21 AM

Hi bloomcounty.

I use Ff almost exclusively as my browser.
I've been using SiteAdvisor almost since its inception too.

While I use most of the Ff add-ons you note above, (except Adblock Plus Element Hiding Helper or the FireFTP),
I've never had any problems with SiteAdvisor since McAfee took it over.
It really helps me sort out the sites I want to avoid or warn others about.

SiteAdvisor installs no malware on your system.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 10:30 AM

I use NoScript and keep it updated, and SiteAdvisor. Both are very good at what they do, and neither installs anything malicious on your hard drive.
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:04 PM

Thanks for the replies. I only ask because doing a quick Google search showed me some issues listed at Mozilla about SiteAdvisor causing certain problems and the need to have to uninstall (which isn't easy) or disable it.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Browser_will_not...fee_SiteAdvisor

Any thoughts on any of that? I just don't want to cause myself more problems... :thumbsup:

Thanks again!
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Posted 07 September 2007 - 01:16 PM

And with those potential issues in mind:

Any thoughts on McAfee SiteAdvisor vs. TrendProtect?

Thanks! :thumbsup:
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