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catdaddy
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Re: Livesafe detection worse than Webadvisor?

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Yes it is recommended that you leave (Intrusion Protection) in the (Default ) setting, disabled\off. As it has caused issues as well in the past. Your (RTS) in Livesafe will suffice.

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Message 32 of 43

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You got me thinking CD that the issue may be with the HP version. I decided to buy McAfee Antivirus Plus 2017 today, got it for an amazing price on Amazon UK. Just installed it and -

- Webadvisor installed immediately

- WA now checks downloads in IE 11

- WA also shows ticks in Google search

Problem solved....but HP or whomever in McAfee manages the HP account need to seriously get their act together. I wasted very many hours on troubleshooting all this lot without success, tried everything as you guys have seen. Not only that, but HP Lifesafe users and using IcE 11 are in fact exposed to trojan downloads and lulled into a false sense of security; they are not being properly protected unlike FF and Chrome. I thought this was due to the limitations MS have put on McAfee and others regarding addons, and that may still be the case technically, but the difference is that WA is actually now kicking in properly on IE 11 with AVP 2017.

Thought I would let you know, it may impact on the Monday call.

Thanks for all the great suggestions guys, this is a very helpful and civilised support forum, it helped persuade me to stay with McAfee and purchase 2017.

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Message 33 of 43

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Thank you for your invaluable input\accolades I hope this actually resolves your concerns.

I am also glad that you decided to stay with McAfee, as it has been my choice for over 12 years plus!

Regards,

Cliff\CD

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Re: Livesafe detection worse than Webadvisor?

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WA will not work re downloads in IE once it updates to a newer version as said previously Microsoft has asked McAfee not to allow it to scan downloads. What is your WA version/build

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Message 35 of 43

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The main thing is that he decided to choose McAfee as his choice of protection. Having said this..it indeed may come to fruition. So far it still indeed scans downloads in Version (11.0.36) KB3191492.

Of course at least that is my experience.

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Message 36 of 43

Re: Livesafe detection worse than Webadvisor?

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The WA build is 4.0.3.262 and the laptop has been on and off a few times, the download interception and assessment of safety of search results in IE 11 both continues to work in Antivirus 2017, unlike previously using Livesafe.

WA is no longer appearing as an add-on in IE 11, which is as I would expect following the Microsoft request, however, interestingly, WA is now appearing as a menu item under the settings icon in the top right corner, see attached screenshot.  Does this mean that McAfee have found or agree with MS another way to provide protection to IE 11 users? Hope that this functionality endures!

Re: Livesafe detection worse than Webadvisor?

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As mentioned

  • Which features have been removed?
    From version 4.0.4, the following features are no longer available in McAfee WebAdvisor running in Internet Explorer:
      
    • Download scanning.
       
    • Password reuse warnings are no longer displayed. Previously, McAfee WebAdvisor warned you when you had used the same password on two or more different websites.
       
    • SecureSearch prompts are no longer displayed. Previously, McAfee WebAdvisor periodically prompted you to change to SecureSearch via the Yahoo! search engine if it detected that this option was not enabled.
       
    • Annotations are no longer available. Previously, annotations provided you with a green, yellow, or red site rating beside each search result. However, if you accidentally surf to a site that McAfee WebAdvisor considers dangerous, you will still be directed to a warning "block" page.

As you have 4.0.3.262 you will still have download protection. In settings I also assume you have the icons next to Web Advisor and view site report these go i understand in 4.0.4. Just warning you that all is not as you want it in the future. Is Livesafe detecting the same malware on downloads that WA in firefox does?

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Message 38 of 43

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Using McAfee for 12 years, now that's punishment!     I've tried it on an off a few times over a similar period of time but it just slowed things down too much or too many gaps and so I went with other solutions.

What I like about McAfee this time around is that it's so light on resources and bizarrely browsing speed is quicker than with Windows Defender - not just on one PC but several. I've also tried most other AV and specialist stuff out there but ultimately there are too many issues, or gaps, or they are small outfits who have good ideas but can't execute them well. With McAfee I can see that most bases are really well covered now, plus the lightness of it, as well as having tremendous resourcing, skill and capability to execute. Other "leading" AVs out there just don't cut it for me, regardless of their test results.

The only potential remaining small gaps are covered by Hitmanpro/alert which is also well regarded by the McAfee outfit in that link you sent me the other day. Hope I can now go 12 years like you and not need to find another solution!

Re: Livesafe detection worse than Webadvisor?

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Yes 15.1 is more compact and scans faster as it remembers what was scanned before and checks if any change. It has several issues / wish list items that we passed on to the powers that be but it should protect you fine. I use Malwarebytes as a weekly backup and I use Firefox all the time. I have been using McAfee from the Dos 3.3 days. Command line operation then.

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Yes, it's detecting the same malware as FF from a couple of checks I just did.

Re version differences, now I can see that AVP 2017 is indeed running an older version of WA, despite it being purchased and installed yesterday early evening. I wonder why it's not auto-updated yet to a newer stripped-down version, but I am not complaining...yet

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