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A verses B threads usually end up with some people just saying A and some saying B.

 

You may get more useful replies by phrasing your question differently, such as has anyone any tips when using either of these softwares, and perhaps state which browser you use.

 

Or ask if anyone is using either of the softwares and would like to share their experiences of using them.

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They're both pretty good, but I'm using WOT right now since I don't want to install SiteAdvisor. They used to have SiteAdvisor as a FF extension, but for some reason it's gone now, so I'm using WOT.

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Using WOT. Sometimes it gets annoying with its icons/circles on some email --- mainly my Newegg newsletter, cause it breaks everything up. That's the only reason I turn it off. It is great except for that.

 

But I have no experience with McAfee. I dislike their antivirus programs so much, that I won't give it a try :P.

 

AJ

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I use WOT.

 

Mostly because SiteAdvisor is now owned by McAfee.

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I use siteadvisor because i thought wot was too annoying

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WOT is much more accurate than SiteAdvisor. It can take SA months before a site is rated or re-rated even if you bring it directly to their attention. WOT only takes minutes. There are many Green sites on SA and both WOT and Nortons Safe Web have them accurately rated Red.Even if every comment on SA is saying that a site has the wrong rating it goes without notice. WOT relies on community ratings. Just look at their forum and you will see. http://www.mywot.com/en/forum

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Although it doesn't have the full features, WOT has a shortcut icon, which enables it to be used in Opera, which is a no no for SiteAdvisor, which I wouldn't use anyway. (That was a mouthful)

 

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A very useful little tool for Opera users.

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They used to have SiteAdvisor as a FF extension, but for some reason it's gone now, so I'm using WOT.

That's why I installed FEBE and made my own SiteAdvisor XPI installer for version 26.6 for later installation, etc., since I never intend on updating ever again since it's no longer a standalone Firefox only add-on.

 

I'd use WOT however I've tried it on three separate occasions and never really liked it - to each their own.

 

I'd like to see Trend Micro finally release a Firefox version of TrendProtect, however at the moment it only supports IE which I don't use.

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Andavari, by any chance could you upload your SiteAdvisor XPI? I find WOT way too annoying, so I uninstalled it today.

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Thanks for the upload + link Andavari. Works great!

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You can grab it from:

http://www.mediafire.com/?2thjzlnlzmy

 

I've already tested it, and it installs fine.

 

Hi Andavari. Thanks for the last version of Siteadvisor Plug-in for Firefox! After 'accidentally' updating to the installer version, I've been hunting for the plug-in version but to no avail, and at last I found it here. :)

 

Is it ok for me to share the link with other internet users or redistribute it?

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Is it ok for me to share the link with other internet users or redistribute it?

It isn't my software, I only made the XPI installer using FEBE so do what you want with it.

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Although it doesn't have the full features, WOT has a shortcut icon, which enables it to be used in Opera, which is a no no for SiteAdvisor, which I wouldn't use anyway. (That was a mouthful)

 

t849_20090405225918.jpg

 

A very useful little tool for Opera users.

Is there anyway to install it into my Opera? That looks pretty useful, and since I can't use SiteAdvisor in Opera, I can still use WOT.

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Is there anyway to install it into my Opera? That looks pretty useful, and since I can't use SiteAdvisor in Opera, I can still use WOT.

 

Go to this page and find the blue highlighted "dragging this link to your bookmarks" link. Although following the instructions on that page of how to do that just doesn't work.

 

http://www.mywot.com/en/blog/wot-bookmarkl...afari-and-opera

 

Right click the link itself, and select "open in new tab". You should have a blank page with a long javascript address in it.

 

Right click an empty section of the Tab Bar and select "customize".

 

Drag the "Javascript" tab across to the right until you get a plus sign, which means you can then place it. Click the shortcut to activate it, and click it again to deactivate.

 

If you have any probs, post back.

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I've reverted back to SA 26.6 but when I update my add-ons, the update for SA(28.0) will naturally appear and notify me about it.

 

But how do stop it from notifying me? It adds a yellow 'up-arrow' to the add-on icon in the add-on window, as well as the 'updates' tab...

 

Is there a way to stop this notifying per add-on?

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Okay, looks like I've found the way to revert back SA 26.6 but avoid the 'new update found' problem...

 

Steps by a forumer on McAfee's forum: http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/showpost.php?...amp;postcount=4

 

Basically, it is opening the .xpi file in a zip program(extract all contents), locate the install.rdf file and remove the line that points to the update site, then repackage the file back to a .xpi file. Install it as usual(drag into a Firefox window) and try updating. There should be no updates for SA 26.6.

 

If you want to avoid the hassle of doing the steps above, you can download it from here: http://files.filefront.com/McAfee+SiteAdvi...;/fileinfo.html

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remove the line that points to the update site, then repackage the file back to a .xpi file.

That worked like a charm, and I can't thank you enough for posting the information! It has finally solved the nuisance of always being super careful not to update by accident.

 

I've also updated the XPI installer I have in this post, re-tested and it works fine.

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That worked like a charm, and I can't thank you enough for posting the information! It has finally solved the nuisance of always being super careful not to update by accident.

 

I've also updated the XPI installer I have in this post, re-tested and it works fine.

 

You're welcome! Glad to help. I was also looking high and low for a way around this and at last found it. :)

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WOT is much more accurate than SiteAdvisor. It can take SA months before a site is rated or re-rated even if you bring it directly to their attention. WOT only takes minutes. There are many Green sites on SA and both WOT and Nortons Safe Web have them accurately rated Red.Even if every comment on SA is saying that a site has the wrong rating it goes without notice. WOT relies on community ratings. Just look at their forum and you will see. http://www.mywot.com/en/forum

totally agree & for the one that say its annoying, u can easily change the settings...

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I've also updated the XPI installer I have in this post, re-tested and it works fine.

Once you download this, what do you do with it -- what's the next step?

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What if you uninstall siteadvisor, then install your modified version and then install it for IE, will it mess up the firefox install?

 

Thanks & have a good day,

Normanide

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It shouldn't, since you're installing SiteAdvisor for two separate browsers. I might not be right though.

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