"By the way, it is Firefox that prevents anything being moved, so there's the challenge for the developers."
A challenge which they had addressed perfectly in the Firefox extension (i.e. it displayed at the right hand end of the status bar - you could even move it elsewhere on the bar using the "Organize Status Bar" extension) until this latest disastrous version!
I actually prefer it on the status bar - it makes more sense there since it is more of an indicator than a control - but all sorts of extensions - Google Notebook, Adblock Plus, Uppity, etc. - live there quite happily, so SA would be in good company like it always was.
Don't mean to be offensive, but it looks to me as though someone on the dev. team was simply trying to be clever. I hope (s)he is now thoroughly ashamed of themselves...
I truly don't understand large companies and how they think. Somebody had to make the conscious decision to remove the SiteAdvisor icon from the Status Bar and create a brand new toolbar. This was not easy coding. Somebody else had to say, "Hey, that's a good idea", and then dozens and dozens of people on the upgrade team had to never mention, "I wonder if the users will have any objections?" (Or maybe they did and were ignored.)
How can McAfee not run this change by at least a small group of users and ask for feedback? Heck, I'll bet if they made just one post here and offered v2.8 for feedback, they would have quickly learned what the rest of the world knows.
Now they have to go back and undo everything, putting out a fire that they built and lit.
They must have had their reasons. McAfee/the SiteAdvisor organization/whatever obviously thought that they would get away with it, just like the data sharing arrangement McAfee has with Doubleclick. In the end, it's all about the money.
Hi Everyone I have found a new problem with v2.8.255, which I have already told McAfee about. I installed it on IE7 yesterday and when I started Firefox 3.0.1 (the browser that I use most) the Add-ons window was already open and said that an updated add-on had been installed. I guess once it's installed it spreads like the plague. That is not the new problem. When I was using Yahoo Mail, I went to delete an email from the inbox. The page has to change reflecting that the message is gone. It usually takes an instant. SiteAdvisor turned from green to gray until it checked the new page configuration then turned back to green. It took a few seconds. Until it completes the check, the page is frozen and I could not proceed. It did it several times. I don't know if it does the same thing on other sites because I have disabled it. Yahoo Mail is working normal again. If they change it, I will try it again. Too bad, it's was a good and welcome extension. Tom
Hello I could not uninstall McAfee SiteAdvisor v2.8.255 using Firefox add-on manager. I had to uninstall it from the Control Pannel/Programs and Features (Vista), which removed it from IE also. I downloaded v26.6 for Firefox (yes, still available) and installed it. It is back in the status bar and working well. I ain't givein' it up again! Tom