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Should I remove WebAdvisor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
39% remove it61% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,409
United States Rank #22,055
Reach 0.0036%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.28 days
95.69 days >
Average installed length: 50.28 days


4.0.219 88.57%
4.0.199 1.43%
4.0.186 4.29% 5.71%

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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 43 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 10. While about 80% of users of WebAdvisor come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

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
  • DownloadScan.dll - McAfee WebAdvisor
  • WACToast.dll
  • WSSDep.dll - WebAdvisor
  • McChPlg.crx
  • siteadvisor.mcafee.chrome.extension.json

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 BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'McAfee WebAdvisor' with the class of {B164E929-A1B6-4A06-B104-2CD0E90A88FF}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • McIEPlg.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {48A61126-9A19-4C50-A214-FF08CB94995C}.
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.
Mozilla Plugin
  • DownloadScan.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Office Authorization' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/OfficeAuthz,version=14.0' for all users of the PC.
  • mcsacore.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee SiteAdvisor Service' (McAfee SiteAdvisor Service) "McAfee SiteAdvisor Service".

How do I remove WebAdvisor?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 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.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP2) 3%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 39%
Keep it 61%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.57%
Windows 10 28.57%
Windows Vista 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.29%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 11.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.43%
Windows 8.1 5.71%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.19%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  Canada 1.89%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Australia 0.94%
  India 0.94%
  Argentina 0.94%
  Japan 0.94%
  Philippines 0.94%
  Romania 0.94%
  Israel 0.94%
  Germany 0.94%
  Croatia 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.33%
Hewlett-Packard 23.33%
Dell 18.33%
Toshiba 11.67%
ASUS 8.33%
Lenovo 6.67%
Samsung 1.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5010 4.69%
ASUS All Series 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite T115 1.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 1.56%

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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