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Site Advisor Ratings

Site Advisor Ratings

With SiteAdvisor software installed, your browser will look a little different than before. Siteadvisor adds small site rating icons to your search results as well as a browser button and optional search box. Together, these alert you to potentially risky sites and help you find safer alternatives.

These site ratings are based on tests conducted by McAfee using an army of computers that look for all kinds of threats . The result is a guide to Web safety.

SiteAdvisor can be used in a variety of ways, including:

  • As a browser plug-in to stay safe while you browse. Add SiteAdvisor to Internet Explorer or Firefox and our safety button will turn red, yellow, or green depending on the safety rating of the website you are currently viewing.
  • As "safe search" helper. Our browser plug-in also helps you stay safe while you search Google, Yahoo! or MSN. Just search as you normally would and our safety annotations appear next to search results so that you know which sites are safe to visit.
  • As a resource. Use our website to research and find detailed analyses of other sites. You can check the detailed test report for any site using the "Look up a site report" tool. Explore our analysis in more detail on the analysis section of our website.
  • As an API: If you are a software developer, you might consider using our API. For more information, contact our business development department by sending an email to

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