03-13-2011 10:10 PM
I have used Norton products for years, and as well Site Advisor, since before it was bought by McAfee. Since NIS 2011 has Safe Web, is there any advantage to having both Site Advisor and Safe Web on the computer? Furthermore could the McAfee Site Advisor be causing problems with the NIS.
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03-14-2011 04:55 AM
Since NIS 2011 has Safe Web, is there any advantage to having both Site Advisor and Safe Web on the computer?
Do you currently have the McAfee SiteAdvisor software installed on your computer, alongside NIS 2011? If you do, then please post a screenshot of a Google search on the word 'symantec' (instructions here). This will give us an idea on how both products interact which will hopefully lead to further discussion.
03-14-2011 11:34 AM
I have seen reports of people using multiple site rating services without any problems. SiteAdvisor simply checks a database for the latest McAfee ratings of sites and displays the results. However, it is probably not really necessary to use more than one service, since most will be in agreement most of the time, especially regarding sites that are well-known for hosting malicious content. These days, most of the online threats come from mailicious ads or scripts injected into "Safe" sites. Since the sites, having been tested at some point in the past will show as trusted, and the recently installed malware will usually only be present for a short time, these site rating services are really not that useful for indicating what legitimate sites may currently be compromised. One rating service should certainly be sufficient for warning you away from known bad sites. The more practical danger posed by good sites that have been hacked or seeded with malvertisements will not be lessened for you, no matter how many rating services you use.
03-14-2011 12:05 PM
One important concern is if Site Advisor could be interfering with NIS 2011, slowing it or freezing it.
I don't think it would affect NIS 2011, although your search results site safety icons might take a bit longer to appear - maybe. Are you having issues? You could uninstall SiteAdvisor and see if it makes a difference.