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Mcafee Site Advisor

By N3051M
Oct 15, 2006
  1. Don't know if many of you found out about this or not, but here's a plugin that Mcafee's brought up (available for Firefox and IE so far) that when you do a websearch with lets say, google, it gives you a little icon besides the search results telling you if the site is a good site, has any nasties or trojans, what cookies it drops on you, any emails the site sends you if you sign up to it etc.

    I've been checking it out for the past few days and its damn terrific! Kudos to the team at Mcafee for finding some brilliant idea. Apart from the few sites it hasn't tested yet, it looks pretty in-depth information, including any user comments on the site when you click on the icon. Very usefull if you're trying to determine shifty sites from genuine sites..

    If we have a list of "Good Security Programs to Download" I would suggest adding this to the list.. try it now lol.. its FREE :D

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Thanks for that mate.

    I`m giving it a whirl as we speak lol.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Well, I`ve been using Site Advisor for five days now and haven`t noticed any slowdown in my internet browsing. Nor have I had any unwanted side effects either.

    My conlusion: This is a very handy bit of software and I thoroughly recommend it. It might just stop you clicking on a dodgy website when you use your search engine and that`s got to be a good thing.

    Thanks again N3051M.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  4. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,800

    yeh.. the only 'downside' i guess is that there are that portion of websites that havn't been tested through by the guys over there since the i.net is a huge ocean of data so i guess its expected to not be perfect..

    Even so, caution and common sense should prevail, and even so, at least you'll have an idea what's got the big red X on it.. and it still is pretty usefull :)
     
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