How to Disable McAfee Site Advisor

By Kefa Olang

SiteAdvisor is a McAfee security component that installs on your web browser. Once installed, the security tool alerts you of websites that carry dangerous tools such as Trojans, viruses and spyware so that you do not have to visit them. McAfee SiteAdvisor uses a rating system to create awareness of dangerous websites. You may want to disable SiteAdvisor if the program is damaged and causing browsing errors, or if you are simply using a different security tool that performs the same or similar functions.

Internet Explorer Users

Step 1

Launch Internet Explorer, click the "Tools" menu located on the top and then click "Manage Add-ons" to launch the browser add-ons management window.

Step 2

Click the "Enable or Disable Add-ons" option in the management window. Scroll down, click "McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO," and "McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar" (one at a time) and then click "Disable." Internet Explorer disables the browser plug-in.

Step 3

Close and restart your Web browser for the changes to take effect.

Firefox Users

Step 1

Launch Firefox, click the "Tools" menu on the top of your browser and then click "Add-ons" to launch the add-on management window.

Step 2

Select the "Extensions" tab. You should see a list of the add-ons in your web browser. Scroll down, click "McAfee SiteAdvisor" and then click "Disable." Firefox disables the browser plug-in.

Step 3

Close and relaunch your Web browser for the changes to take effect.