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    McAfee Site Advisor - accurate? trustworthy?
    More and more, as I check out web sites, I find that McAfee Site Advisor has given a domain a green (safe) rating, while commenters indicate the site deserves a red (unsafe) rating.

    Has McAfee sold out or are they just not doing their job?

    Here's an interesting example:

    http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/rockyou.com

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    I dumped the siteadvisor a while back. It didn't correlate with my sites in that it took forever to get off the question mark status. They where totally non-responsive through the input channels they had created for site owners. I have never been happy with anything with the McAfee name on it. Just bad luck maybe.


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    SiteAdvisor was OK before 2006. I've seen weird things after McAfee took over. I barely use the site as I don't trust it anymore.
    I'm not sure RockYou should be green. They are also connected to ry-services.com and tribalfusion.com

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    SiteAdvisor seems to be doing a pretty poor job, I would recommend Norton Safeweb or MyWOT for more accurate rankings. Even then, no system is 100% perfect.
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    Once you pay to get that seal, it loses it credibility.
    Coming from being a merchant, I would get calls almost everyday by the sales person to join the program and once you join, they vanish. It's anywhere from 600-1500/year. Depending on bandwidth.

    It's like paying the UL Labs to certify that your electronic gadget meets the min standards eventhrough it might or might not meet it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Ewe
    Once you pay to get that seal, it loses it credibility.
    Coming from being a merchant, I would get calls almost everyday by the sales person to join the program and once you join, they vanish. It's anywhere from 600-1500/year. Depending on bandwidth.

    It's like paying the UL Labs to certify that your electronic gadget meets the min standards eventhrough it might or might not meet it.
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    The green, yellow, red deal is worthless.

    But the users comments sometimes let you know (even with documentation) that a site is spyware.

    ex:
    http://www. siteadvisor.com/sites/desktopsmiley.com

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