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How to Get Mcafee SiteAdvisor for Chrome

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    Visit the SiteAdvisor website in Chrome. You don't need to use the Chrome web store or download sites. Visit siteadvisor.com in Chrome to load the add-on directly.[1]

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    Click the "Free Download" button. The download is pretty small, and should only take a minute or so.

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    Run the downloaded setup file. You will be prompted to confirm that you want to run the program.

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    Click "Install" to begin installing the add-on. The process will only take a few moments.

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    Restart Chrome. This will prompt you to enable the new extension.

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    Click "Enable extension". Chrome needs this additional prompt for security reasons. Once you enable it, you'll be able to see SiteAdvisor results.

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    Decide if you want to enable "Secure Search". This is McAfee's custom search engine that filters out unsafe sites. It will become Chrome's default search engine.

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    Perform a web search to see SiteAdvisor results. Use any search engine to start seeing SiteAdvisor results. Hover over the SiteAdvisor icon next to a search result for details. The icon color indicates the threat:

    • Green - This site is safe to browse.
    • Yellow - This site has some

      risk, such as potentially malicious links.

    • Red - This site has serious security problems, and likely has malicious content.
    • "?" - This site has not been rated by SiteAdvisor.

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    Click the SiteAdvisor button in the URL bar to see a site report. Select "View Site Report" to see a full report from SiteAdvisor about the site you are currently visiting.

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    Open the Control Panel. The process for this varies depending on the version of Windows you are using.

    • XP, Vista, 7 - Click the Start menu and select "Control Panel".
    • 8.1, 10 - Right-click the Start button and select "Control Panel".

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    Select "Uninstall a program", "Programs and Features", or "Add or Remove Programs". This will open a list of all of the programs installed.

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    Select "McAfee SiteAdvisor" from the list of programs. If you installed the Total Protection suite, you'll need to select that instead.

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    Click the "Uninstall" or "Remove" button. Follow the prompts to uninstall. You may need to restart Chrome after uninstalling.

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    Open your Applications folder. This will display a list of all of the applications installed on your computer.

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    Find and open the SiteAdvisor folder. You'll see several files here, including the uninstallation files.

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    Extract the "uninstall.tgz" file. You can do this by double-clicking it.

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    Run the Uninstall utility. You will need to restart Chrome after removing it.[2]


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