Re. McAfee SiteAdvisor

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  1. MICRO

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    I have used this for a few years but noticed recently that if I 'Disable' -
    it very quickly helps itself to 'Enable' and I must click 'Disable' every
    few minutes.

    Can anyone please advise if there is a better one for doing the same job ?
    - I have never liked anything 'McAfee' but got this when it was owned
    by others - On 'Curr Ports' there used to be one IP address for SiteAdvisor showing when it
    was running but lately there can be 4 or 5 simultaneously and I'd like to
    get rid of it because I just don't know what it's up to, other than
    contributing to the slowing of my machine via these multi IP addresses.
     
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    I just installed the two...;)

    But results are sometimes are different, well, whom should I trust? o_O
     

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    I am considering installing one of the following: Finjan, Web Security Guard or CallingID. Haven't decided which one. Would welcome any recommendations or comments. Thanking you in advance.
     
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    As far as I can tell it will only check the site if you click the button on the toolbar. It does not slow memory. I don't even see it running a process. It will just open up a new window with the site's SA ratings.
     
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    Of those three I would stay away from Web Security Guard simply because it is affiliated with Crawler. Maybe that is not much of a reason to some people but it is to me.

    Finjan just scans search results and a select few sites like My Space. I have not noticed it slowing down my surfing at all. I think Finjan gets mised results from different users. But it is the one I chose after trying about all of them.

    Calling ID, I tried but decided if I was going that route I would just use Link Scanner Lite instead. I believe LSL uses some of the Calling ID results, among others. But then Kaspersky did not play well with LSL so I am not using either of them. I may try Calling ID again sometime but only the url link advisor.
     
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    Gerard, ....this is not free like others. :D ....but maybe...it still does a good job. ;)
     
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    Sorry, I didn't know it has to be free :)

    Gerard
     
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    Link Scanner Lite is free, though. It will check url's and search results. But it always is running and has been known to conflict with a few av's in the past.
     
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    Which AV's?

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    There was a long time conflict with Nod32 and I believe it had something to do with each program wanting to load first at start-up. I am not sure if that has been completely fixed yet or not but there were several attempts to rectify the issue.

    There is also an issue (though not necessarily a conflict) with KAV/KIS as it scans alongside LSL during search engine results. So when there is a malicious search result link KIS pops up. I guess that could be considered good in a way because KIS is scanning the search results (although not sure if this is like the web scan or what)- or probably whatever is going through LSL. But if you get a search result that has several malicious sites KIS just goes crazy.
     
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