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Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by TheKid7, Oct 2, 2009.

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    I have been using AVG LinkScanner & McAfee SiteAdvisor for some time on all of my PC's. I run all of my web browsers on all PC's Sandboxed with Sandboxie.

    Recently I have been having some McAfee SiteAdvisor issues on most of my PC's. The issue is that the SiteAdvisor Ratings aren't showing up with the web browser Sandboxed. With no Sandbox it is OK. Sandboxie's McAfee SiteAdvisor support is enabled for all Sandboxes.

    So I am thinking about switching from SiteAdvisor to something else. Under consideration are:

    1. WOT (Web of Trust)
    2. Browser Defender
    3. LinkExtend
    4. Finjan Secure Browser

    Do any of the above have any issues with Sandboxie?

    Do any of the above have issues with AVG LinkScanner installed?

    Does anyone feel that any of the above have any significant "privacy" issues?

    Please offer other helpful comments?

    Thanks in Advance.
     
  2. prairie dog

    prairie dog Registered Member

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    I use WOT with Sandboxie and have no issues:thumb:.
     
  3. ePost

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    I use WOT. It runs light and fast.

    SiteAdvisor is impossible to clean out. You'll need to set hidden files and folders (and more) to visible and search and delete manually after the regular uninstall. Best in safe mode. You'll need to change permissions.

    Also search and delete in regedit.
     
  4. TheKid7

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    Wouldn't the McAfee Consumer Product Removal Tool (MCPR.exe) do a good job of uninstalling McAfee SiteAdvisor? I have only used MCPR.exe once on someone's Dell to get rid of the 30 Trial of McAfee Internet Security after restoring the C: partition from the hidden partition. McAfee MCPR.exe seemed to work fine in that instance (I was unable to do the uninstall using the Add/Remove because I got a message about some running McAfee programs had to be stopped first. So I went ahead and ran MCPR.exe and I first saw multiple CMD windows opening and closing and I was able to make out that MCPR.exe was killing McAfee Processes and Services prior to doing the uninstall.).

    http://service.mcafee.com/FAQDocument.aspx?id=TS100507
     
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    I'm using LinkExtend because it uses multiple services for security ratings.
     
  6. progress

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    You can find the poll here - please vote :)
     
  7. pegr

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    Same here. :thumb:
     
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    WOT gets my vote as well.
     
  9. nikhil_spunky

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    sandboxie and wot go together smooth.....bitdefender also has a link scanner ie free of cost..but it doesnt work with current version firefox
     
  10. progress

    progress Guest

    Do you mean Bitdefender Anti-Phishing? :)
     
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