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Alternatives to SiteAdvisor...

From reading dozens of previous posts I can see others have already pretty much said what I had planned to say about the latest update stealing browser toolbar space for itself; the issue frustrated me to the point of uninstalling SA.

Unfortunately, I had come to rely on SA security benefits and, assuming McAfee can't/won't fix the problem, need to find a functional replacement.

What other (preferably $0) IE add-ons are available that I should be looking at?

Thanks,
J
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RE: Alternatives to SiteAdvisor...

As these forums are hosted by McAfee to provide assistance with their products you'd be better off asking that question on a website owned independently such as http://forums.techguy.org/ for instance.

However, here are a few:

Netcraft Toolbar
Linkscanner Pro
Finjan SecureBrowsing

Not all free, or even Vista ready. If you need other choices, use Google as I did.



Here's also an addon that I just found listed under Firefox Tools/Add-ons/Get add-ons it's called WOT and seems to work similarly to SA in Firefox (only).
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456
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RE: Alternatives to SiteAdvisor...

Thank you for the links; I'll check them out!

Sorry if I sounded impatient in my initial post -- I'm guessing I was just reacting to an automatic download that messed up my browser...

Thanks again,
J
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RE: Alternatives to SiteAdvisor...

I'll probably get shot at dawn for saying this, but I quite understand.
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WOT ok for IE

For anyone that's interested, WOT is available to download for Internet Explorer as well as Firefox.

http://www.mywot.com/en/download/ie
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Linkscanner..?

CBMatt: "Oh, and just a note to everyone reading this thread...I would suggest avoiding LinkScanner like the plague."

Why..? Do you mean Linkscanner from XPL?

I've been using SA and WOT and linkscanner on IE for several month now, never had a problem...
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RE: Linkscanner..?



From personal experience Linkscanner can break your LSP chain, it did this with me when i uninstalled Linkscanner, mind you this was over a year ago, things may have improved.
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RE: Alternatives to SiteAdvisor...

I feel the same way. Signed up for the WOT for Firefox. Don't use IE much anyway. SiteAdvisor was a great tool. But, McAfee's customer service is not very good. I just had to download an IM tool and spent an hour opting out of something that I never opted into.
SiteAdvisor stopped working altogether on Internet Explorer and set itself up on a whole line of space in Firefox. Not to mention that now when I click on the SiteAdvisor link it opens a new window instead of a new tab, so that I can find myself with several windows open if I'm trying to check something out. :mad:
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Norton too...

Now Norton is also entering the advisor game: http://safeweb.norton.com/
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RE: Norton too...

Well at least SA gave that site a green flag. I'll have to do my "fly on the wall" act and see what their forums are saying about it.
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