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Message 1 of 5

Security Watch article on SiteAdvisor

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Message 2 of 5

RE: Security Watch article on SiteAdvisor

To be fair to Site Advisor, I unfortunately came across Antivirus 2009 the other night and as well as SA neither Linkscanner nor the online versions of Finjan, DrWeb URL Scanner, WOT or Norton SafeWeb flagged anything when I scanned the guilty link.

Makes you feel safe doesn't it?:(
Former Member
Message 3 of 5

RE: Security Watch article on SiteAdvisor

First 2 on pc mags list, both have reviews dated before the date of the article (19th for one), i'm checking the other's now.

EDIT: next two: (dated 16th)

and the next 2: ( again, reviews dated before the article.)

and the final one on the list, again first review dated before the date of the article:


I checked several domains known to be pushing XP Antivirus 2008 and other recent threats. Not a single one was marked as bad. All of them were listed as having no reports and SiteAdvisor issued no opinion on them.

Some had reports a week or more before the date of this article (26th) by experienced, trusted and knowledgeable SA reviewers.
Former Member
Message 4 of 5

RE: Security Watch article on SiteAdvisor

I wonder sometimes if there is any intelligent human life left at McAfee and if robots are just manning the ship and the humans are vacationing in the Cayman Islands sipping rum and Coke watching the nubile young things strut their stuff on the beach?

I make this comment in regards to SiteAdvisor and not about other McAfee products as they are very responsive to new threats and suggestions.

By the way, I am a paying support member of SiteAdvisor and will renew my subscription later this year if support improves.
Reliable Contributor II
Message 5 of 5

RE: Security Watch article on SiteAdvisor

There are quite literally hundred if not thousands of these sites using Antivirus 2009 and other rogue programs to infect users, as soon as we block them new ones appear, they also infect via e-mail attachments much like the storm-worm attachments that are doing the rounds.

In fact some of them will not install if you have IE6 installed(such SpywarePreventer, MSAntivirus), they also find it difficult to install in Firefox/Opera.
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