Dec 8, 2008
Impressive and free antivirus and antispyware package
Platform: Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 98/ME
Manufacturer: Peter Holten Mühlmann
Verdict: A great antivirus and antispyware program at no cost
If you need to find an object, you may try your favourite online retailer.
More likely, you’ll go straight to Google and perform a search. However, those
sites ranked at the top of your search results may not always be the most
appropriate retailer for your intended purchase. Check the feedback on their
site (if it exists) and you may only seen positive reviews.
For this reason, it’s best to turn to an independent review. McAfee
SiteAdvisor was the first website analysis tool that enabled users to give an
opinion on a particular site. However, this SiteAdvisor plugin for Firefox and
Internet Explorer was aimed at security. It attempts to stop you from landing on
a fake website, a site that will attempt to extract your personal information
for their gain or other rogue destination. The Norton Safe Web is a similar
add-on for your browser.
Trustpilot works along the same lines. It will display a red cross, amber
exclamation mark or green tick if the site can be trusted. However, the trust
isn’t always security-orientated. It’s based around the user experience. Has the
site done what it says it will do? Has it delivered on time, for example?
Trustpilot attempts to secure user reviews from all over the Internet, including
ciao.com, pricecomparison.com, resellerratings.com as well as its own
There’s no reason why you couldn’t combine, say, Trustpilot and McAfee
SiteAdvisor for maximum security when you intend to visit (or are browsing) a
Note that the download here is for the Windows version of the Firefox add-on.
There is a separate Mac version as well as an extension for Internet Explorer
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