The first thing everyone does when he/she comes online is to search and browse the web. Majority of the people will click on the top results in search engines, since they are above other links they will click on it without giving a second thought. What they tend to forget is that there are millions of websites that are not safe to use, they can attack your computer, steal credit card information, misguide and scam you, etc.
How can we know weather the website that we are going to visit is secure or not? If you are using Firefox browser then this is where McAfee SiteAdvisor add-on comes in. Ofcourse Firefox has a build-in security feature too that warns you before entering a suspicious/phishing website, but McAfee SiteAdvisor add-on does more than just that. McAfee has scanned millions of websites and tested them thoroughly, it had detailed report on every website, and finds sites that are not secure.
After you have installed the add-on, you will see McAfee SiteAdvisor icon in your status bar(see screenshot below), if the website you are browsing is secure the icon will turn green, and if it’s not then the icon will turn red. If McAfee has not tested the website you are browsing, then the icon will be grayed out(you can submit if for testing using build-in tools).
Detailed test results for every website has now been made just one click away, simple click on the McAfee SiteAdvisor icon and select View Site Details(see screenshot below) and a new tab will open with detailed report on the site you are currently browsing.
The McAfee safety ratings works with Google, Yahoo!, Live Search, AOL or ASK and appears next to every search results(see screenshot below).
Most people when searching for the term “screensavers” in Google will click on the top few search results. As you can see from the screenshot above, most of the sites are not even secure(see the red icon next to them), Hovering the mouse over these red icons will give you further details on them. Usually you have to be cautious while visiting the website that are not secure according to McAfee.
This plugin makes browsing the web more safe and secure than ever before. Enjoy!