Hey Peter, I was also having a problem with updates & site advisor.Just so you know,i was trying to update a program i had.After trying for a week.I noticed for some strange reason the program was not in my firewall permissions.After adding i updated and site advisor did not go off.I find this very strange for a few reasons.1st the program was never granted access.2nd after granting permission i did`nt have a problem with site advisor???Just thought i would let you know about this for Mon.If it makes any sense.
Thanks a lot Jack
Go to the following page, click on any of the offered PSD or PNG art. On the page for that file to be shared, click "download" and indicate where the file is to be saved. The file will start to download, then the red pop-up window from Siote Advisor will pop up. This happens whether you are downloading the PNG opr PSD file itself, or anything zipped into a RAR or Zip file, even if it is a Zip of some JPGs.
Below are some JPG files at the same site that downloading causes the red pop-up. In this case, one is just saving the JPG on the first page.
Gives a warning when saving the JPG you see right on the first page:
On many of the JPS displayed on the site, one must click "download" to get to a page with the full version of the JPG. Older items on the site have been opening in the same window, trasitioning to the webpage with the full sized JPG. Attempting to right-click download any of those was causing SA to give the warning once the file started to download, but that has changed today and the warnings are not popping up. I could not find any right now giving the warning.
The newer JPGs shared on the site (like in the last few weeks) - when one clicked on "download" to see the full sized version of the picture and then save it, if it opened in a new pop-up window, the file could be saved with no Site Advisor warning. I cannot find examples of that now since all the newer files seem to open in a transition in the same window today.
Any Zip or RAR file saved at the site will cause a Site advisor warning when downloading:
If you need any further examples, please let me know.
Bottom line if this does not get fix McAfee is off my system.
McAfee was the first program I used when it was totally free 20+ years ago ( I forget when).
Then I switched to another product. Now I my New Dell XPS came with McAfee for free 15months or so.
I may just dump it before then and tell all my 1,000s of friends about this issue, Oh wait, they don't use McAfee anyway ...
The problem does continue, and there has been no further response here, nor any apparent change to the program. Safe downloads from numerous sites still create an inappropriate red warning.
I am considering a change as well. I've trusted and relied on McAfee for years as a very loyal customer, recommending it to all my friends until now. I am deeply disappointed.Message was edited by: PattyP on 9/1/10 10:29:01 AM CDT
Hopefully they can come up with a solution or a setting to make this warning go away for legit sites.
sites like Deviant Art have 14.5 million members, and over 100 million submissions , so it would be a pain to have to always click to allow download.
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