IE8 is a beta product and as such is not supported. Any issues you have with IE8, or any plug-in or add-on should be reported to the IE8 team.
McAfee has a policy of never supporting the use of their products on any beta application. That does not mean that they aren't testing said products on the beta application and when it becomes final (RTM) then the compatibility list will be updated appropriately once any kinks have been ironed out.
ok lets hope they are working on this as this is the point of a beta! To get ready for the final release. It's been reported to Microsoft and better be fixed by both parties soon as soon every one will be upgraded to IE8 and there will be a lot of annoyed IE8/McAfee users.
Also my version of site advisor is old? why hasn't it updated itself? SecurityCenter is ment to automatically update itself and its componants.
From the comments elsewhere in this forum you may not want the latest version as it has some problems in demanding it's own toolbar in Firefox and only being movable to the left of toolbars in IE. They are working on that.
If your stuck with an old version you could force an upgrade by uninstalling completely via Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (XP) Programs/Uninstall a Program (Vista). If it isn't listed separately click "McAfee Security Center" then select it for removal.
I installed IE8 the other day from MS update and it turned my Vista laptop into a paperweight. It became extremely slow and McAfee processes were consuming all the CPU time. I removed McAfee and went back to AVG and all is well. I've had numerous issues with McAfee inexplicably hogging resources and worked with their support team, but this was the last straw. So long McAfee, hello AVG. :mad:
This thread was referring to what was then IE8 beta, which was not compatible. I find IE8 final RTM just generally slow, McAfee installed or not. But don't see any significant difference here whether SiteAdvisor is installed, active or not.