The article intends to explain how to remove McAfee SiteAdvisor ??. The methods collected here are reliable and correct to date. However, we advise you to follow them and apply them carefully to avoid problems.
McAfee SiteAdvisor ?? is a site alert tool that proactively informs you whether or not a website is safe to browse. This is done by adding color ratings to each website in the search results. Although it is a good tool, you may want to uninstall McAfee SiteAdvisor ?? from your computer for several reasons.
Close any program that is currently running on your computer. If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, click Start menu and go to Control panel. Click on Uninstall the program link under Programs. If you don’t see this option and see a set of programs instead, you may be in Classic look under Control panel Start (check in the left sidebar). Search Programs and functions and double-click its icon. When the window opens, you will see all the programs listed there. Search McAfee SiteAdvisor from the listed programs, select it and press the button Uninstall button. You can see Uninstall / Remove button, click on it to continue.
If prompted for confirmation, click Yes or continue (whatever option you see there) to continue. If you are using Windows XP, click Start button and go to Control panel> Add or remove programs. Wait for the window to fill with programs. When you’re done, find McAfee SiteAdvisor, select it, and click the button Remove button. Instead, you can see Change / Remove button, press it. When prompted, confirm the removal. Let the wizard complete the removal of McAfee SiteAdvisor. When prompted, restart the computer.
This method will only work when McAfee SiteAdvisor is installed as a standalone program. If it is installed as a built-in component of your McAfee antivirus program, you will not find it as a separate program under Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP and Programs (or Programs and Features) in Windows 7 / Vista. Instead, you’ll find McAfee Antivirus or Security Suite in your programs. Click on it and press Uninstall button in Windows 7 / Vista or Remove button in Windows XP. This will open the McAfee security package, select the box next to SiteAdvisor and strikes Uninstall or Remove button. Confirm the removal and let the wizard take care of the rest of the procedure. Restart the computer when prompted. If you want, you can also select and remove other components such as McAfee virusscan.
Although the program has been removed, its registry entries still exist in the registry editor. You must find and delete them to completely remove McAfee SiteAdvisor. You can do this manually or with a registry cleaner. Remember that manual change requires a thorough understanding of the registry editor. Failure to do so may result in system failure or other critical problems. So, we do not recommend trying the manual method. Instead, connect to the Internet and download a free registry cleaner from a trusted website. When prompted, save the file.
Go to Downloads folder, browse to the file, and open it to start the setup wizard. Follow the on-screen prompts to complete the registry cleaner installation. If prompted, restart the computer. When finished, open the tool and run a scan for damaged or empty keys in the registry of uninstalled programs. When you are finished, prompt him to clear the selected or all registry keys. You can prompt the tool to create a restore point before cleaning. When you’re done, exit all windows.
You can also simply disable McAfee SiteAdvisor instead of removing it. Additionally, you can install or remove other McAfee-supported tools using the McAfee Custom Product Removal Tool (MCPR.exe).