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Should I remove McAfee WebAdvisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #734
United States Rank #622
Reach 1.0810%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.77 days
81.77 days >
Average installed length: 42.96 days


4.0.356 3.34%
4.0.354 5.75%
4.0.316 8.94%
4.0.314 2.24%
4.0.274 9.71%
4.0.242 0.20%
4.0.207 16.67%
4.0.203 4.36%
4.0.200 2.35%
4.0.199 1.65%
4.0.192 1.73%
4.0.184 2.69%
4.0.179 0.39%
4.0.173 0.84%
4.0.171 3.30%
4.0.170 2.37%
4.0.167 7.27%
4.0.161 1.87%
4.0.158 1.11%
4.0.152 3.79%
4.0.141 5.70%
4.0.128 0.29%
4.0.126 0.09%
4.0.125 0.16%
4.0.124 10.45%
4.0.123 0.01%
4.0.120 1.85%
4.0.115 0.40%
4.0.114 0.28%
4.0.112 0.13%
4.0.108 0.10%

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McAfee WebAdvisor


McAfee WebAdvisor is a program developed by McAfee. The most used version is 4.0.207, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 17.97 MB (18,837,710 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of McAfee 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 McAfee WebAdvisor

  • mfeasins_x64.exe - McAfee Application Statistics (McAfee Application Statistics Maintenance Module)
  • mfeasins_x86.exe
  • ActUtil.exe - McAfee SiteAdvisor (SiteAdvisor)
  • mcbrwctl.dll
  • McChHost.exe
  • McIEPlg.dll
  • McPlgUI.dll
  • mcsacore.exe
  • McSACorePS.dll
  • NPMcFFPlg32.dll
  • sahook.dll
  • saOemMgr.exe
  • saplugin.dll
  • sares.dll
  • sasshmod.dll
  • saSubMgr.dll
  • saUI.exe
  • saUpd.exe
  • saupkeep.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • mfesapsn.sys - McAfee WebAdvisor
  • mcchplg.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • McIEPlg.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'TVCShellExt' with a class of {4E33A7F5-8083-4C08-9D45-C5CED88F5C04}.
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 BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO' with the class of {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • McIEPlg.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263}.
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} (McAfee SiteAdvisor).
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
  • McIEPlg.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'McAfee Total Protection' with a plugin key of '@mcafee.com/MSC,version=10' for all users of the PC.
  • mcsacore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Service) "McAfee SiteAdvisor Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • mcsacore.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VideoDownloadConverter Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\VIDEOD~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe".

How do I remove McAfee WebAdvisor?

Quickly and completely remove McAfee 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 McAfee 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 McAfee 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 McAfee WebAdvisor.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 73.10%
Windows 7 26.69%
Windows 8.1 0.10%
Windows XP 0.09%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 27.64%
Windows 10 Home 27.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.60%
Windows 8.1 Connected 4.27%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.16%
Windows 7 Professional 3.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.31%
  United Kingdom 9.47%
  Canada 5.38%
  Germany 3.08%
  France 3.00%
  Brazil 2.49%
  Italy 2.41%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Australia 1.63%
  Spain 1.17%
  Mexico 1.00%
  Sweden 0.95%
  India 0.92%
  Norway 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.57%
Dell 28.20%
ASUS 14.90%
Hewlett-Packard 13.99%
Toshiba 6.47%
Lenovo 4.39%
Samsung 0.77%
Medion 0.67%
Alienware 0.41%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 3.95%
Acer Aspire ES1-512 3.85%
Acer Aspire E5-571 3.17%
Dell XPS 8700 2.77%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 3542 2.52%

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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