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McAfee Site Adviser , Ebates pop-up how to block?


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#1 Nawtheasta

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:11 AM

Today on my laptop , XP -SP3, I started getting a pop-up saying that McAfee site adviser had "teamed up" with Ebates. Gives an option of OK, nothing more.
Pretty sure this is not malware as a Google search finds the same thing mentioned over the last few days.
Other then getting rid of site adviser is there any way to kill this pop-up?

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:19 PM

McAfee has teamed up with EBATES to offer you cash back for safely shopping online!

McAfee is piloting a new feature called Safe Shopping Rewards* - a way for you to actually earn cash back from Ebates when you shop on select McAfee SECURE sites.

How it works...


McAfee - EBATES FAQs

Ebates gives you Cash Back when you shop online with participating merchants. Need more information? Go to the Ebates site for a full explanation.


From what I have read, many users are complaining about the same thing. It does not sound like a good consumer oriented move but apparently McAfee thinks the partnership is a good business move. The best why to send them a message about this is to remove McAfee and inform others.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:38 PM

Even though it is not a solution for now I just drag the pop-up down below the tool bar so it's out of sight. Hopefully McAfee will stop this foolishness soon.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

I do not have first hand knowledge since I do not use McAfee...but from what I read, it does not appear to be a traditional toolbar, rather an integrated feature which works in a similar manner. If it were just a toolbar, in many cases they can be removed removed via Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features in Vista/Windows 7. Others can be disabled in Manage Add-ons.

There are alternatives like WOT (Web of Trust) - WOT for Firefox.
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:18 PM

Hi -
I was about to add WOT (and links) but they are there now for you -
Lately I would not search web pages without it being installed - There are dozens of pages that look good, but are not OK these days.

Any Google (or similar) search will show the many sites that are now reported as Unsuitable or just Dangerous.




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