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Should I remove WebAdvisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
39% remove it61% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #32,094
United States Rank #19,653
Reach 0.0045%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.28 days
100.36 days >
Average installed length: 52.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.219 98.41%
4.0.199 1.59%

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WebAdvisor

Overview

WebAdvisor is a program developed by McAfee. The most used version is 4.0.219, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 17.97 MB (18,838,372 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 79% of users of WebAdvisor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.siteadvisor.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 17.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WebAdvisor

  • mfeasins_x64.exe - McAfee Application Statistics (McAfee Application Statistics Maintenance Module)
  • mfeasins_x86.exe
  • sa_cache_sqlite.dll - McAfee Common Framework (McAfee SiteAdisor Core)
  • sa_http_win32.dll
  • sa_mbl.dll
  • sa_store_sqlite.dll
  • sacore.dll
  • sqlite3.dll
  • ActUtil.exe - McAfee SiteAdvisor (SiteAdvisor)
  • apengine.dll
  • cntscan.dll
  • mcbrwctl.dll
  • McChHost.exe
  • mcfrmwk.dll
  • McIEPlg.dll
  • McPlgUI.dll
  • mcsacore.exe
  • McSACorePS.dll
  • NPMcFFPlg32.dll
  • sahook.dll
  • saOemMgr.exe
  • saplugin.dll
  • sares.dll
  • saset.dll
  • sasshmod.dll
  • saSubMgr.dll
  • saUI.exe
  • saUpd.exe
  • saupkeep.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • install.rdf
  • McChPlg.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPMcFFPlg32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npmcffplg32.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • McIEPlg.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a Browser Helper Object with the class of {11BF46C6-B3DE-48BD-BF70-3AD85CAB80B5}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • McIEPlg.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Funmoods Toolbar' with the class of {A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}.
Internet Explorer URL Search Hook
  • McIEPlg.dll loads into IE as a URL Search Hook named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar' with a class of {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} in order to redirect unknown URL searches.
Service
  • mcsacore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Service) "McAfee SiteAdvisor Service".

How do I remove WebAdvisor?

Quickly and completely remove WebAdvisor from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall WebAdvisor from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WebAdvisor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WebAdvisor.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by WebAdvisor you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
 
HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Internet Explorer
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 39%
Keep it 61%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.19%
Windows 8 20.63%
Windows Vista 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.21%
Windows 7 Professional 12.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.70%
Windows 8.1 6.35%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.72%
  United Kingdom 3.19%
  Canada 2.13%
  Brazil 1.06%
  Australia 1.06%
  India 1.06%
  Argentina 1.06%
  Japan 1.06%
  Philippines 1.06%
  Romania 1.06%
  Israel 1.06%
  Netherlands 1.06%
  Germany 1.06%
  Croatia 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.93%
Dell 20.37%
Acer 18.52%
Toshiba 12.96%
ASUS 11.11%
Lenovo 7.41%
Samsung 1.85%
GIGABYTE 1.85%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 5.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
ASUS All Series 3.51%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355D 1.75%
LENOVO 28429FC 1.75%
HP-Pavilion BK170AA-ABA H... 1.75%

About McAfee

McAfee, a subsidiary of Intel Corporation, is a dedicated security technology company that delivers proactive solutions and services to help secure systems, networks, and mobile devices.
Publisher URL: www.mcafee.com

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