When ever I try to download siteadvisor addon for firefox (ubuntu) from
I get a connection reset or timeout error! (note the https)
Further, when I manually try to download the addon-xpi from the following location (download url reported by firefox)
https://download.mcafee.com/products/sa/firefox/safe.xpi?cid=20209 (again note the https)
I get ssl_error_bad_cert_domain error, where firefox reports an invalid certificate with a sha1 fingerprint D4:58:81:CF:2E:9C:37:26:A9:B0:2A:7E:0B:8D:D2:D4:4E:CF:C7:0F.
Is there someother way to download siteadvisor addon for firefox SECURELY?
Or am I supposed to necessarily download a security product using http only (and not https) and expose myself to MITM ?
I remember this use to work sometime back, but now it doesn't! Is there something I am doing wrong?
Is there an alternative to download & install siteadvisor addon for firefox securely which I am not aware of? Kindly suggest & solve my problem.
Click the download link at the bottom of this page: http://www.siteadvisor.com/download/windows.html - it installs the SA plug-in into all applicable browsers.
Where is Ubuntu compatibility mentioned? I wasn't aware that there even was a version for Linux-based systems. There is one for MAC or Windows but not Linux/Ubuntu unless something happened while I was asleep last night.
From THIS page: SiteAdvisor software works with Internet Explorer (Windows only) and Firefox (Mac and Windows).
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 16/10/11 2:05:23 EDT PM
Thanks Brit for a quick reply.
Weirdly, it looks like the download page for siteadvisor firefox 'addon' is only accessibly from a linux machine.
On windows, the above url automatically redirects (probably based on browser useragent) to the following page from where one can download siteadvisor 'software'.
Also it seems that the firefox 'addon' (from the 1st url) is compatible only with firefox version 4.0 or lower. Probably as you mentioned it is no longer maintained.
I was wondering if there are any future plans to support platforms other than windows & mac?
Message was edited by: ss-rasputin on 2/11/11 2:25:50 PM IST
Under Support, over at the right on that first link, is clearly states what is supported and that would Firefox 3.5 and above.
I haven't any Linix based OS's at my disposal so accessed that without any problems using Firefox 7.0.1 in Windows Vista.
If you can't access them from a Windows machine it's time perhaps to check for malware which often prevents navigation to any security software's website.
I'm not aware of any products for any OS's other than MAC or Windows from McAfee, not on the Consumer side at least, or plans for such, sorry.
They rarely post here I'm afraid. I wish I could say otherwise. Good luck.
Howver, I'm not getting the problems you have reported here so I suspect it's your browser or operating system at fault.
I also altered the header for this thread back to the original from something about vaults.
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 02/11/11 6:45:04 EDT AM
Please post a new thread in Anti-Theft - sorry I don't use it. https://community.mcafee.com/community/home/other_mcafee_consumer_products/anti- theft
When I try to format anti-theft vaults into NTFS with allocation unit size more than 2048 bytes, I get the following error:
Windows was unable to complete the format.
Any ideas how to correct this problem?
Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 02/11/11 6:44:07 EDT AM
Oh.. I was trying to post a separate thread for anti-theft vaults ntfs format allocation unit size problem, some how it got mingled over here.
Thanks for pointing out.
As for siteadvisor addon, it seems at least for now I will have to live without this good piece of software on my linux VMs.
Anyway thanks a bunch.
LOL...I see you've posted in that section, which prompted me to fire off an email about the user guide at the top of that section. It should be deleted as it's the 2008 one. They don't publish user guides any more as far as I know.
This is getting off topic now.. anyway thanks for pointing out the old anti-theft user guides, however they have nothing related to formatting vaults to ntfs.