Hi wondzell1& helenmandala ,
Are you using any other security software along with McAfee; If so ; check and delete any other security software from control panel and C:\program files and common files.
Since certain security programs detects the installation of Site Advisor as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) and can prevent it from installing 'completely'. The BHO is the primary component of the Site Advisor toolbar. As mentioned in my earlier posts there needs to be three add-ons enabled for Site advisor.
You could uninstall site advisor from control panel and reinstall it from the following website http://Siteadvisor.com ,
If it still is greyed out, click the arrow mark beside siteadvisor & click the option enable siteadvisor.
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Hi, still new here but I've made an observation that might be helpful.
I'm using IE8, WinVista and McAfee Total Protection. From the
getgo I've always used Google (www.google.com) as my homepage.
McAfee siteadvisor always worked. Recently I've decided to use
MSN (www.msn.com) as my home page, installed the new
BING toolbar. Since doing this, I've noticed that McAfee site advisor
is not functioning. The site advisor is always green
but never any check marks on safe sites. I've tried site advisor with google,
yahoo both working but not with the msn homepage. Maybe Msn (Bing) has
something internally that only pulls up safe sites. Don't know, haven't
investigated that far, but would be interested in hearing what McAfee
might know about this.
Are you using internet explorer or firefox?
What is the version of Internet Explorer you are using.
You can find that information by clicking on help and about internet explorer when you have internet explorer open.
If you can provide that information it would really help us assist you further.
If I may jump in here, I have a similar issue with SiteAdvisor. When I go to View=>Toolbars, I do not see a SiteAdvisor toolbar listed at all. I do have 3 Plugins.
I was using SiteAdvisor until my toolbars became corrupted (don't ask me how). Microsoft had me uninstall IE (and many other things) to fix it. Since then, I can't get SiteAdvisor to work. I use Internet Explorer 8 on Windows XP with SP3. I would love some ideas! (PS, can't install MVT so can't do a McAfee chat.)
This is also my problem. I also have an hp Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. The SiteAdvisor icon goes gray all by itself, and it makes IExplorer 8 hang and display "(Not Responding") in the title bar. It usually clears after about 15 seconds, but sometimes it won't, and I need to end the session and start over. I just had McAfee's Virtual Technician give my computer a clean bill of health. Then the online tech said that it was the latest version of the SiteAdvisor that was giving me the problem, so the tech uninstalled that version and downloaded another version, but the problem has returned (gray icon, IE8 hangs up). If I disable the SiteAdvisor, the problem vanishes -- very dramatic, very obvious that SiteAdvisor causes the hang. Any suggestions?Message was edited by: DavidF on 12/17/09 11:58:44 AM CST
Certain antivirus software detects the installation of SiteAdvisor as a Browser Helper Object (BHO) and can prevent it from installing completely. The BHO is the primary component of the SiteAdvisor toolbar. Without this BHO, the toolbar will not display.
Can you provide some information about the computer;
Do we have any other security software installed in the computer ?
What is the type of operating system ?