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Offline sooners2win

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McAfee site advisor?
« on: March 21, 2011, 03:19:52 AM »
Is it safe to run this with Avast? Just wondering until Webrep is fixed?
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Re: McAfee site advisor?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 03:28:55 AM »
Personally I think it a waste of time as its database is often out of date and frequently throws up results that a site is good when it is malicious and vice versa, though it shouldn't conflict with avast.

The webrep is fixed, the back end server system isn't so hot right now (grey webrep icons when they are down), just don't rely on 'any' reputational tool McAfee site advisor, WOT or webrep, they should be used for guidance only, not slavish abeyance.

It will take time to build the webrep database and bring in the information from the avast virus labs, etc. But it is important for people to keep using it if for no other reason but to build the database up to help it mature.
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Re: McAfee site advisor?
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 03:32:29 AM »
Outdated DB, plus highly questionable vendor practices regarding rating and SA-related business in general. See e.g. http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=290710

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Re: McAfee site advisor?
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2011, 03:34:59 AM »
Off-topic-(DavidR's 50K post^)  Congrats to one who defines "Avast! Evangelist" ;)

don't rely on 'any' reputational tool McAfee site advisor, WOT or webrep, they should be used for guidance only, not slavish abeyance.
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Re: McAfee site advisor?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2011, 03:36:28 AM »
thanks, i will use norton safeweb then
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Re: McAfee site advisor?
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2011, 03:54:14 AM »
Off-topic-(DavidR's 50K post^)  Congrats to one who defines "Avast! Evangelist" ;)

don't rely on 'any' reputational tool McAfee site advisor, WOT or webrep, they should be used for guidance only, not slavish abeyance.
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Thanks almost missed it too ;D

thanks, i will use norton safeweb then

Personally I wouldn't slavishly rely on that either, though it is better than most of the other ones, but the biggest issue is one of current data.
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Re: McAfee site advisor?
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2011, 04:07:12 AM »
yeah, i don't rely on it or webrep.... just a guide like you all said, guess i'll stick
with webrep, just gray and awful lot lately
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Re: McAfee site advisor?
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2011, 10:24:50 AM »
yeah, i don't rely on it or webrep.... just a guide like you all said, guess i'll stick
with webrep, just gray and awful lot lately

You can use WOT along with WebRep. Works with all major browsers. For other suggestions, see http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-internet-safety-check.htm