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#1 saw101

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:57 PM

I run McAfee Site Advisor primarily for it's ability to flag websites in my Google searches. It's effectiveness can be debated no doubt. It's the only McAfee product I have ever considered running.

 

Today upon coming to BleepingComputer, McAfee flashed it's standard warning, "Whoa! Are you Sure You Want To Go There?" Of course I said Yes.

 

Now McAfee is displaying RED instead of the Green it always had previously for this website. Of course I feel that McAfee is way out in left field on this one. Perhaps Admin would like to check it out & contact McAfee regarding this.

 

Upon clicking the RED McAfee warning it takes me to this information page....

 

https://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/25/anti-virus-and-anti-malware-software/?pip=false&premium=false&client_uid=2402041908&client_ver=3.6.5.135&client_type=IEPlugin&suite=false&aff_id=0&locale=en_us&ui=1&os_ver=5.1.3.0

 

I feel this is completely in error & McAfee is doing a disservice to those seeking help for computer issues, from what has to be one of the best forums. 


Edited by saw101, 23 February 2014 - 05:27 PM.

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:26 PM

Hi,

Thanks for reporting this. I sent a message to the site owner, Grinler, to inform him. This is not the first time as well...

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:29 PM


This is not the first time as well...

 

Well, hopefully this time will be the last.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:59 PM

I feel this is completely in error & McAfee is doing a disservice to those seeking help for computer issues, from what has to be one of the best forums.

Yes its falsely detecting something on the website. Since xXToffeeXx advised Grinler...he will follow up on this as quickly as possible.
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Posted 23 February 2014 - 11:10 PM

Sick of this crappy service and its false positives. Will once again contact them about their false positives.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:26 PM

Back to green. :thumbup2:



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Posted 24 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

Thanks for letting me know.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

And people wonder why I take these services with a grain of salt and dubious attitude. :whistle:

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:09 AM

Agreed....the use of such rating sites does not always guarantee an accurate rating of the results they provide.
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