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Fake McAfee SiteAdvisor?


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#1 nabj

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:29 AM

I've recently switched from chrome to firefox, and it has a little McAfee SiteAdvisor tab in the top left (blocking the browser tabs). I think it just came with firefox, I can't remember. It doesn't show up in the firefox extention or plugin list, or in the computers control panel 'uninstall or change program' list. Pressing on the tab gives an option to disable it, but it asks for a password which I have never set. I find it suspect that it makes itself so difficult to remove, is it malware?

 

I am using windows 7 and firefox 25.0.1


Edited by nabj, 09 December 2013 - 06:34 AM.


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#2 buddy215

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Posted 09 December 2013 - 06:57 AM

You were likely offered the option not to install it during the install of Firefox or Flash and just missed it. Since you recently installed Firefox,

you could just do a clean uninstall of Firefox without much hassle. Clean means you not only use the uninstaller for Firefox but also

find and remove your Firefox Profile.

 

There are others asking about how to uninstall the SiteAdvisor and none that I read mention a password. Here is one. Interesting read, too.

geckoblue: Extermination Round: McAfee SiteAdvisor 3.5


Edited by buddy215, 09 December 2013 - 07:50 AM.

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