My McAfee updated recently and I got message Site Advisor not working. This has also stopped Thunderbird from attaching to smtp server.
Ran Virtual Tech. It confirms Site Advisor process not running. "Fix it" claims success. But a re-sacn shows it still broken.
Just need to fix it or remove it. Can't seem to find a way of removing integrtaed Site Advisor.
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You can ignore that MVT message about mcsacore, I got a reply back from the techs that this is a bug (a pretty minor one) in MVT. It's a false alarm, as you surmised. If that's all it says you can take it that SiteAdvisor is working correctly.
Did your Site Advisor come as part of your McAfee Suite? You may attempt going to www.siteadvisor.com and reinstalling over it. In some cases this resolves the issues. Ex_Brit or someone else could probably add more to the discussion.
Just a thought....
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OK I moved this to Consumer > SiteAdvisor. There are ongoing issues with it in Thunderbird. If you want something similar look into using WoT or similar until it's fixed.
For now you can remove it only from the browser by going into Add-ons and disabling it, then restart the browser. Or you can uninstall it completely from your machine.
If it isn't listed in Control Panel > Programs and Features, then click the item marked either McAfee SecurityCenter or Internet Security etc. then there should be an option to remove just that portion.
From time to time you can try it again by reinstalling it from http://www.siteadvisor.com. Unfortunately I have no idea what fixes are included in the latest version and I don't even have that one yet so can't tell.
You can go to add or remove programs and then remove it or if that does not work, you can go to the registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and search for SiteAdvisor then copy the uninstall key and execute that key from run window (Windows key +R)
Then simply disable it as an add-on in your browser. It should then be disabled altogether as long as you close and reopen the browser to make sure it takes. Forget that Registry idea as I can't even find that key anyway. It probably applies to the Enterprise version. Add/Remove (I gather this is XP? you know it's will soon no longer be supported?) should have given the option to uninstall everything or just Siteadvisor.
Alternatively uninstall everything and run the MCPR cleanup tool, reboot and then reinstall using the Custom method from the online account, this time omitting SiteAdvisor. I can't guarantee that will work with bundled software but it does with regular retail.
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