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How to install SiteAdvisor


McAfee SiteAdvisor

Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1
Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Apple Mac OS X 10.7 (or later)

Web Browsers:
Apple Safari (Mac)
Google Chrome (PC and Mac)
Microsoft Internet Explorer (PC)
Mozilla Firefox (PC and Mac)

  • SiteAdvisor for Mac does not display a toolbar in recent versions of Firefox. Annotations and site warnings are still fully functional.
  • SiteAdvisor does not currently support Chrome Profiles. McAfee is assessing Profiles, and may implement support for them in a future version.


To install the free standalone version of SiteAdvisor:
  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to http://siteadvisor.com.  
  3. Click Download.

    NOTE: Depending on your operating system and browser, you can purchase SiteAdvisor Live or download the free version by clicking the appropriate buttons on the site and following the on-screen instructions.

  4. Click Save and select a location to save the SiteAdvisor setup file. 

    NOTE: Depending on your web browser and settings, you might need to click a bar or button to allow the file download. 

  5. After the download completes, run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions. 

    NOTE: After you restart your web browser you might be prompted to select McAfee Secure Search as your default search provider. McAfee recommends this for security reasons.