McAfee® WebAdvisor

McAfee® WebAdvisor

McAfee® WebAdvisor

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What is McAfee® WebAdvisor?

McAfee® WebAdvisor is an extension for Microsoft Edge offering real-time protection from online threats. It color-codes search results based on safety, blocks potentially harmful sites, and shields you from threats on otherwise trustworthy sites. Providing a seamless, secure browsing experience.

Stats date:
Rating: 3.50 (1,063)
Version: (Last updated: 2023-09-02)
Creation date: 2022-01-20
Manifest version: 3
  • alarms
  • tabs
  • scripting
  • activeTab
  • downloads
  • nativeMessaging
  • webRequest
  • storage
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • unlimitedStorage
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 4.00M
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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McAfee® WebAdvisor
McAfee® WebAdvisor (v8.1.0.4241)
4.55 (10,095) 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
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  • Some users find it reliable and praise developer improvements
  • Many users appreciate the antivirus protection capability
  • Users acknowledge the safety checking feature of the software
  • Numerous users cite heavy memory usage and browser slowing issues
  • Users report installation and usage is confusing and difficult
  • Several users complained about issues with subscription renewal and constant renewal prompts
Most mentioned
  • Heavy memory use and slowing down of the browser
  • Confusion during installation and setup
  • Issues with subscription renewal and alerts
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Risk impact

McAfee® WebAdvisor is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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 likelihood

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

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