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Ok its not really called site advisor, but it looks like the same thing.

http://www.trendsecure.com/portal/en-US/fr...rendprotect.php

 

I haven't tried it, but if it doesn't redirect you yet it might be worth switching. (of course since its new it might not have as good of a database.)

Although, since it looks so similar they may have just licensed it.

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Basically it's the same thing SiteAdvisor is.

 

It has the ability to go directly to HouseCall for a free online virus scan built into it, so that's kind of cool, well sort of. :rolleyes: It also has the ability to flag advertisements as baddies in the Options->Content Categories. :)

 

It doesn't have that special page which SiteAdvisor has which gives more info about a link, such as green downloads, etc., why a site is considered "bad", or what sites link to a particular site.

 

It does have a rather obvious little "icon" displaying in Firefox that's going to take some getting used to, as seen here.

 

I am however going to leave SiteAdvisor disabled for a few days to try out TrendProtect more thoroughly.

 

Note: You'll want to track the installation with ZSoft Uninstaller or Total Uninstall since it doesn't install like a normal Firefox extension, it's a fully downloadable .MSI installation package that does place some files in places one wouldn't expect like in the root directory, i.e.; C:\

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It does have a rather obvious little "icon" displaying in Firefox that's going to take some getting used to, as seen here.

eew, single button on its own row, no way. Already have Site Hound filling that space tho like site adviser Site Hound is in accurate as well with less info.

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eew, single button on its own row, no way. Already have Site Hound filling that space tho like site adviser Site Hound is in accurate as well with less info.

 

I agree as well, they should let us move the button, plus I don't like the fact that we have to have javascript working on the site for it to show the results when you pass over the icon.

 

I do like the fact that you can select the types of content that you want to show as red, that is a really nice feature. Maybe in the future if they change the 2 things I mentioned above, I may switch.

 

Have a good day,

Normandie

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One of the things I like about McAfee, is that in Firefox the icon is down in the bottom right corner. Smaller and less conspicuous than in IE, where I usually have the icon deactivated.

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it's a fully downloadable .MSI installation package that does place some files in places one wouldn't expect like in the root directory, i.e.; C:\

Can we see 'TrendProtect' in Add/Remove programs? I ask this because some weeks ago I installed 'Transaction Guard' (from Trend Micro too) and I couldn't uninstall with add/remove. I was a lucky guy once again with previous ZSoft analyze.

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Why is a program like this necessary? I have never used them and I don't get any malware. Isn't your AV, real time AS (if you run it which I don't), and anti phishing like IE7 and Fire Fox has built in enough? I only run AVG AV real time. No AS or anti phishing and I never get anything. I run 8 different Malware scans once a week (AVG AV and AS, A- Squared, SAS, Spybot S&D, Ad-Aware, CW Shredder and Windows Defender. Always clean. You guys must be doing a lot of porno surfing. :lol:

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Can we see 'TrendProtect' in Add/Remove programs? I ask this because some weeks ago I installed 'Transaction Guard' (from Trend Micro too) and I couldn't uninstall with add/remove. I was a lucky guy once again with previous ZSoft analyze.

It's removable in Add or Remove Programs!

 

That little icon I mentioned and posted a screenshot of that's in its very own bar across Firefox was enough to finally bug me after a few hours, and thus I ended up uninstalling it. Had they made it movable or placed it at the bottom right like SiteAdvisor I would have probably kept using it - but no go where it's at currently as I was constantly noticing it and looking at it. However it is still a beta release, so who knows they may listen to user feedback and make the icon movable.

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Why is a program like this necessary?

A simple example is searching for screensavers in a search engine such as Google, there's allot of "bad" sites that come up that you wouldn't want to download anything from because they can host software that has adware or spyware in it, let alone some hacked stuff that may be infected or already destroyed by a virus which will make antivirus software show detections.

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I think the reason it installs like that is because they don't want it to be moveable. Otherwise why else wouldn't they have made it install like a normal firefox extension? Pretty dumb decision if you ask me. :P

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I think the reason it installs like that is because they don't want it to be moveable. Otherwise why else wouldn't they have made it install like a normal firefox extension? Pretty dumb decision if you ask me. :P

Indeed. We can't expect them to be as smart as we are. :P:lol:

It acts more like a "regular" program in how it's installed, it has its own Program Files folder with cache, etc., but it also adds the stuff into Firefox. A tidbit strange but if it works, it works, dumb or otherwise.

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Its acting like an IE add on. :P

With firefox's extension system, its just stupid to do it that way. :D

 

Anyway, they also have some "transaction guard" on their site for free. But from what I saw its just an on screen keyboard. :rolleyes:

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Anyway, they also have some "transaction guard" on their site for free. But from what I saw its just an on screen keyboard. :rolleyes:

Huh? :huh: Now that sounds dumb. :lol: Who would use an onscreen keyboard to guard transactions. :lol:

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