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Should I remove McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,360
United States Rank #19,850
Reach 0.0074%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.29 days
185.51 days >
Average installed length: 97.47 days


VersionDistribution 0.68% 0.68% 2.05% 9.59% 6.85% 17.81% 2.05% 23.97% 16.44% 6.16% 9.59% 4.11%

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McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise

What is McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise?  (from McAfee)

When it comes to web surfing, McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise is an indispensable ally, keeping you safe without limiting your access to the Internet. With SiteAdvisor Enterprise, you don't need to impose restrictive policies that keep your employees from using the web for research and business projects. SiteAdvisor Ent...  Read more


McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise is a program developed by McAfee. The most used version is, 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is McSACore.exe. The software installer includes 67 files and is usually about 19.33 MB (20,264,283 bytes). saCMAUpdaterCallback.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 56% of users of McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com/us/products/siteadvisor-enterprise.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor Enterprise\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C44506FC-B846-4782-AC2B-8C30236CE075}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise

Program executable:McSACore.exe
Name:SiteAdvisor Enterprise
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor Enterprise\McSACore.exe
Additional files:
  • nailite.dll - McAfee, Inc. Common Licensing
  • saRes.dll - SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus (SiteAdvisor)
  • nagshr32.dll - McAfee Common Framework (McAfee ASaP Shared Library)
  • sa_cache_sqlite.dll - McAfee SiteAdisor Core
  • sa_http_win32.dll
  • sa_mbl.dll
  • sa_store_sqlite.dll
  • SACore.dll
  • sqlite3.dll
  • gatewayutils.dll - SiteAdvisor Enterprise
  • McBrwCtl.dll
  • McChHost.exe
  • McIEPlg.dll
  • McPlgUI.dll
  • McSacIns.dll
  • McSACore.exe
  • McSACorePS.dll
  • McSAELpc.dll
  • NPMcFFPlg.dll
  • saCMAPlugin.dll
  • saCMAUpdaterCallback.dll
  • sahook.dll
  • saHookMain.exe
  • saPlugin.dll
  • SASet.dll
  • SaSSHMod.dll
  • saUI.exe
  • saUpKeep.dll
  • McPlgSH.dll - McAfee SiteAdvisor
  • ts.dll - TrustedSource SDK
  • ffprotocolhandler.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPMcFFPlg.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPMcFFPlg.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • McIEPlg.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO' with the class of {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • McIEPlg.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar' with the class of {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064} (SiteAdvisor Enterprise).
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.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPMcFFPlg.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plugin' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/SAFFPlugin' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • McSACore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5C593E5B-CDDB-4DFE-B774-B277917259A2}' (runs on registration).
  • McSACore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service) "Provides low-level support for McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000328058%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002531%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000749%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,413
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:68 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:10 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:844 KB
CPU cycles/sec:312

How do I remove McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise?

You can uninstall McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Server 2003 1%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.40%
Windows 10 13.70%
Windows XP 8.22%
Windows Server 2003 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 36.81%
Windows 7 Enterprise 35.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 10 Pro 4.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.22%
  United Kingdom 4.32%
  India 4.32%
  TT 2.70%
  South Africa 2.70%
  Israel 2.16%
  Canada 2.16%
  KE 2.16%
  Czech Republic 1.62%
  Germany 1.62%
  United Arab Emirates 1.08%
  Australia 1.08%
  Costa Rica 1.08%
  Sweden 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 52.00%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Lenovo 13.60%
Intel 2.40%
Acer 2.40%
ASUS 1.60%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Samsung 0.80%
Apple 0.80%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6430 6.40%
Dell Latitude E6410 4.80%
HP EliteBook 8470p 3.20%
Dell Latitude E7240 2.40%
HP ProBook 6560b 2.40%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.40%

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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