McAfee® WebAdvisor

McAfee® WebAdvisor

McAfee® WebAdvisor

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What is McAfee® WebAdvisor?

McAfee® WebAdvisor is a very popular Edge add-on by McAfee LLC.. This add-on has 15,321,633 weekly active users, an average user rating of 3.50, and is most similar to Avast Online Security & Privacy and Notifier for Gmail™. The latest version,, was updated 21 days ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 3.50 (1,014)
Version: (Last updated: 2023-05-18)
Creation date: 2022-01-20
Manifest version: 3
  • alarms
  • tabs
  • scripting
  • activeTab
  • downloads
  • nativeMessaging
  • webRequest
  • storage
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • unlimitedStorage
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 4.12M
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

McAfee® WebAdvisor
McAfee® WebAdvisor (v8.1.0.3734)
9,277 10,000,000
Not available on Firefox
Search confidently, browse safely.

McAfee WebAdvisor for Microsoft Edge is your trusty companion that helps keep you safe from threats while you search and browse the web. This extension safeguards you from malware and phishing attempts while you surf, without impacting your browsing performance or experience.

Here’s how it works:

1.	Search safely. For supported search engines, WebAdvisor will place red, yellow or green safety ratings right in your search results so you can efficiently navigate to safe sites.
2.	Click with confidence. WebAdvisor blocks most potentially bad sites before they can do harm, displaying a page to warn you of potential risks.
3.	Breathe easy. Even genuine websites can unwittingly play host to malicious content, but don’t worry - WebAdvisor helps to identify and block these risks, while preserving legitimate content.

As one of the world’s leading independent cybersecurity companies, McAfee actively protects over 300 million consumer devices worldwide and uses this expertise to power the real-time protection that makes WebAdvisor your first line of defense for safer browsing.
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Protects against malicious websites and downloads
  • Works well with other McAfee security software
  • User-friendly interface
  • Can cause browser slowdowns and issues with certain websites
  • Expensive compared to other antivirus options
  • Pop-up ads for additional McAfee products can be annoying
Most mentioned
  • Pop-up ads and notifications
  • Subscription and billing issues
  • Performance and browser compatibility problems
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Risk impact

McAfee® WebAdvisor requires a number of risky permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install McAfee® WebAdvisor if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

McAfee® WebAdvisor has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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