I've always thought that site advisors...were a reference...I never knew that such were now available as browser add-ons.
I fail to see the point of installing one as a browser add-on...I find it more important to use the head...as my "site advisor" and supplement that with all the basic protection that I can properly implement within my system and my browsing habits.
When I saw this topic...I was quite mystified .
Two reasons: 1) When searching for a particular well known & trusted product to download, for example, and you are presented with the list of URLS, there could very well be a malicious site listed, and if you configured the highlighting option, it would appear in RED, to give you advanced warning not to click on it, whereas other sites would appear in green.
2) Clicking on and advertisement (not from search results) that piques your interest, sending you to a suspect website, shows a message warning that the site has malicious content.
I use my head also, but would not have known not to click on the suspicious site. Of course, as someone posted, if the advisor's information is outdated, it is not 100 percent perfect. Personally, I find it very useful.