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Should I remove McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,941
United States Rank #26,687
Reach 0.0032%


VersionDistribution 52.38% 19.05% 22.22% 1.59% 1.59% 1.59% 1.59%

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McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus

What is McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus?  (from McAfee)

SiteAdvisor Enterprise relies on McAfee Global Threat Intelligence — our cloud-based rating service that continually scans the Internet with intelligent bots or virtual computers, downloads sites, and scans them for malware. The bots even fill out registration forms to determine whether signing up triggers spam. If the...  Read more


McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus is a software program developed by McAfee. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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. The primary executable is named McSACore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 1.59 MB (1,670,656 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 68% of users of McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mcafee.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\mcafee\siteadvisor enterprise\scripts
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{00FC3F65-86EB-475E-881F-A5B1CF731320}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus

Program executable:McSACore.exe
Name:SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus
Path:C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor Enterprise\McSACore.exe
Additional files:
  • McBrwCtl.dll - SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus (SiteAdvisor)
  • McIEPlg.dll
  • McPlgUI.dll
  • McSACore.exe
  • McSACorePS.dll
  • nagshr32.dll - McAfee Agent (McAfee ASaP Shared Library)
  • saCMAPlugin.dll
  • SACore.dll - McAfee Common Framework (McAfee SiteAdisor Core)
  • saRes.dll
  • SASet.dll
  • saUpKeep.dll
  • nailite.dll - McAfee, Inc. Common Licensing

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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' with the class of {0EBBBE48-BAD4-4B4C-8E5A-516ABECAE064}.
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.
  • McSACore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Service) "Provides low-level support for McAfee SiteAdvisor".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006374753%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00048973%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014774%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:17,771
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:293 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus?

You can uninstall McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus 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 Plus, 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 Plus.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise Plus you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.02%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 9.52%
Windows Vista 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 42.37%
Windows 7 Professional 18.64%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.56%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 10.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.17%
Windows Vista Enterprise 1.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.24%
  India 5.88%
  Germany 4.71%
  Singapore 2.35%
  Iran 2.35%
  United Kingdom 2.35%
  Chile 1.18%
  MA 1.18%
  UA 1.18%
  Belgium 1.18%
  Switzerland 1.18%
  Mexico 1.18%
  Indonesia 1.18%
  Spain 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 54.39%
Dell 22.81%
Lenovo 12.28%
Acer 5.26%
ASUS 1.75%
Toshiba 1.75%
Common models
HP ProBook 6460b 9.26%
HP EliteBook 8460p 7.41%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 5.56%
HP EliteBook 2170p 3.70%
Dell Latitude E7240 3.70%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 3.70%

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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