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Apparent conflict between IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor
« on: December 11, 2008, 02:13:32 PM »
Apparently IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor seen to have a conflict.
For some time now I"ve had a severe slowdown when loading IE7.

This morning I spent some time tracking down the culprit and, it turned out to be
McAfee's Site advisor. Onece it was completely removed from my system, IE 7 again come to life.

Since I'm alrady protected by WOT and also have Scando installed and RGGuard is checking links in the backgound,
McAfee's Siteadvisor was probably overkill anyway.
I know on my system, it was actually killing IE and stopping it from loading properly.

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Re: Apparent conflict between IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2008, 02:14:48 PM »
I've drop SiteAdvisor a long time ago...
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Re: Apparent conflict between IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 11:56:54 PM »
I don't have a problem with SiteAdvisor on IE7. 

Sometimes its servers are a bit slow but that's due to occasional load.

WoT ratings are arbitrary and subject to rater's whims.

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Re: Apparent conflict between IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 12:47:54 AM »
WoT ratings are arbitrary
Really... I'll start to doubt about its security then ???
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Re: Apparent conflict between IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2008, 02:11:59 AM »
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WoT ratings are arbitrary and subject to rater's whims.

Well with a large user base there are many, many people rating sites so it becomes less arbitrary and subject to a rater's whim.
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Re: Apparent conflict between IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2008, 02:50:13 PM »
I have both wot and mcafee site advisor as a cross reference.I think wot is good because it has a 4 circle system.If you click on the circle or widget or whatever its 4 circles pop up giving different ratings on different things.If you are a member you also have a option to ask the community for a opinion.Like everything else we humans do.It isnt perfect. :).

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Re: Apparent conflict between IE7 and McAfee Site Advisor
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 02:58:46 PM »
Well, you might remember that a few weeks ago, SiteAdvisor has been found to cause the "Kerio-like problems" with avast! (Simple/Enhanced UI not appearing when started, leftover menu items stuck on screen...) - which is basically related to (probably not fully correct?) system-wide window hooks.

So, without knowing any details about the SiteAdvisor internals, I can imagine it might cause also other problems...