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Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« on: July 02, 2008, 05:23:31 PM »
I'd like to first thank Calum and Kip for bringing this to my attention.

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CH has been given a yellow rating by Mcafee Siteadvisor due to a download.
Check it out - http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/computerhope.com/downloads/1859945/
Just thought you might want to know, not sure if their rating is accurate but I doubt it this time.

I looked into this, downloaded the file they claimed was infected and ran through multiple different scans and came up with nothing. Makes me a little less willing to suggested a product like this that is falsely accusing Computer Hope of being an unsafe destination. However, that being said in case anyone is worried Computer Hope is 100% safe. I've attempted to contact McAfee, but who know what if anything will be done. This file has been on Computer Hope easily 5+ years I'd guesstimate around 7-8 years. Which makes this claim even more outrageous.


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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 05:45:14 PM »
I had posted that as a heads up...didn't know it had been brought up before.

I had the same problem with Site Advisor as well...

Took them long enough to fix the problem.

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 07:23:18 PM »
A screenshot from McAfee Site Advisor about ComputerHope:



Nathan posted his comment:
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I'm the owner and WebMaster of Computer Hope and although McAfee claims that one of the files (mscdx221.exe) is infected with a Trojan I strongly believe they're mistaken after running this file through multiple different scanners and having this file on the server for over five years. Computer Hope is a safe and friendly space for all Internet users of all ages.
I think, all of us should post there.

link: http://www.siteadvisor.com/sites/computerhope.com?ref=safe&client_ver=FF_26.6_6269&locale=en-US&premium=false&client_type=FF&aff_id=0

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 10:50:37 PM »
I wasn't aware of this thread, and I started new topic about it at The Bar.

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 11:56:32 PM »
I saw the post in the Bar about this and as you have already done. I'd appreciate everyone to make comments and/or complain to McAfee. I sent them an e-mail but they just sent back a traditional template e-mail.  ::)

I found it funny how the Trojan they're reporting copies a few files to some directory (which they indicated this file doesn't do) and also modifies the registry AGAIN something this file doesn't do.

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008, 12:07:20 AM »
I posted a comment.

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 01:10:10 PM »
Done.
Thanx for the heads up...
   
 
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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 08:09:29 PM »
From the tons of replies, I can see how many people care....oh, well.

Hey patio, I just raised your hand. Did you feel it?

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 09:44:18 PM »
VirusTotal Results

Note: VirusTotal includes a scan by the McAfee virus scanning engine. It found nothing.

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VirusChief Results

Antivir: Nothing found
ArcaVir: Nothing found
Avast: Nothing found
AVG: Nothing found
BitDefender: Nothing found
F-Prot: Nothing found
Norman: Nothing found
Rising: Nothing found
VirusBlokAda32: Nothing found
VirusBuster: Nothing found

Report overview
Scanned by viruschief.com

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Jotti's malware scan

Scan taken on 04 Jul 2008 03:40:39 (GMT)

A-Squared     Found nothing
AntiVir    Found nothing
ArcaVir    Found nothing
Avast    Found nothing
AVG Antivirus    Found nothing
BitDefender    Found nothing
ClamAV    Found nothing
CPsecure    Found nothing
Dr.Web    Found nothing
F-Prot Antivirus    Found nothing
F-Secure Anti-Virus    Found nothing
Fortinet    Found nothing
Ikarus    Found nothing
Kaspersky Anti-Virus    Found nothing
NOD32    Found nothing
Norman Virus Control    Found nothing
Panda Antivirus    Found nothing
Sophos Antivirus    Found nothing
VirusBuster    Found nothing
VBA32    Found nothing


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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 10:23:23 PM »
Thanks for everyone who's made a comment on this. I've said "yes" to each of your posts as being helpful. :) I also merged the topics since two were going and one was going in Don's which not all members can see.

I did receive the below response e-mail from McAfee.

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Thank you for contacting us and your interest in SiteAdvisor.

SiteAdvisor engineers will look into your issue, and will issue a change if it is deemed appropriate.

Thank you for your patience during this process.
 
 
Sincerely,

Jim
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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2008, 10:26:52 PM »
Judging from Saviour's site similar experience, it may take about a month before those morons will react.

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 10:28:10 PM »
Wait a second....where is my Merge button?

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 10:29:43 PM »
If you and/or other malware specialists believe it's necessary it could be added.
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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2008, 10:32:56 PM »
It'd be great. I posted about it another day. From time to time, I see topic, which should be merged.

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« Reply #14 on: July 04, 2008, 06:56:17 AM »
Yes, Nathan...

As Broni stated, I had an issue with McAfee's Site Advisor, as well.  It took a while for them to fix the issue, but I have since overhauled the site, so McAfee doesn't even have a rating for me yet.

I submitted my site to them for review, weeks ago, but they still haven't reviewed it.

Problem is...they take entirely too long when it comes to fixing an issue that shouldn't have evolved in the first place.

I had started a thread about this one file, just as a heads up, but since it was already brought to your attention...I deleted it.

I will go to Site Advisor...and put in my two cents...not that it'll make things go any faster... ;D

It can't hurt...

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Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2008, 02:32:52 PM »
Thanks for that information Steve and appreciate the feedback you posted on McAfee's page. I was browsing through a few other sites using this utility and tried digg.com, I find it interesting how they have numerous warnings on their page (shown below) yet still has a green check mark.

Digg warnings:
Adware, spyware, or viruses (5)
Phishing or other scams (3)
Bad shopping experience (1)

I'm assuming it's because they have 104 This site is good ratings, so maybe if we can't get McAfee to do anything we can get the community to give enough good ratings to allow the site to reclaim its green check mark.

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    « Reply #16 on: July 04, 2008, 05:09:11 PM »
    ...we can get the community to give enough good ratings to allow the site to reclaim its green check mark.

    Just posted at SiteAdvisor.
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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « Reply #17 on: July 04, 2008, 05:35:57 PM »
    Looks like McAfee gave a Yellow Rating to BleepingComputer also for their Spyware Doctor download. 

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    « Reply #18 on: July 04, 2008, 05:39:48 PM »
    And it looks like it was caused by Spyware Doctor...

    C'mon McAfee...give us a break!

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    « Reply #19 on: July 04, 2008, 07:22:12 PM »
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    Looks like McAfee gave a  Yellow Rating to BleepingComputer
    This is getting even more ridiculous.

    Oh, I just noticed "Merge" button. I appreciate this, Nathan :)

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    « Reply #20 on: July 05, 2008, 03:16:32 AM »
    As far as I know it's Mcafee's rating, not the user rating, that determines the site's yellow, red or green status.
    All I can say is, at least it's not Symantec.

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    « Reply #21 on: July 07, 2008, 01:46:51 PM »
    As far as I know it's Mcafee's rating, not the user rating, that determines the site's yellow, red or green status.
    All I can say is, at least it's not Symantec.

    If that's true check Diggs rating, unless of course McAfee just manually changed Diggs rating to a green rating even with the warnings.
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    « Reply #22 on: July 07, 2008, 01:57:28 PM »
    I'm pretty sure the McAfee rating is biased with certain sites. Nothing to prove it though. I've seen this before with their competitors sites being given bad ratings. Since BC got a yellow for the Spyware Doctor download it makes you wonder...

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    « Reply #23 on: July 07, 2008, 02:26:55 PM »
    Sorry I had to come out of my shell but I hope we get this fixed cus were not bad site Mc affees just jealous.

    I downloaded site adviser yesterday to work with WOT and I noticed it was yellow I  hope we get this fixed and if we need anyhelp PM and tell me what to do/

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    « Reply #24 on: July 07, 2008, 02:31:40 PM »
    Other than that I call Shenanigans

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    « Reply #25 on: July 07, 2008, 02:34:37 PM »
    BTW can I get a PM telling Mscdx221.exe is used for?

    AND REMEMBER KIDS WE NEEDA GET RIDA DEM GIANT WORMS AND VIRUSES FROM OUR COMPUTAHOPE!

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    « Reply #26 on: July 10, 2008, 10:28:07 PM »
    Unfortunately, as helpful as it can be, SiteAdvisor is fairly inaccurate sometimes.  You really have to pay more attention to the user ratings rather than McAfee's ratings.  Regardless, CH really shouldn't have a yellow warning, especially not because of one single harmless file.  I've seen very spammy sites get green ratings, so it's really silly.
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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « Reply #27 on: July 12, 2008, 11:38:42 AM »
    Hey Nathan, it may not be a bad idea to go to the McAfee free forums and log a complaint there. Others have done so and seems to get the attention of those in control a little quicker.

    I really do think this yellow thing is bad and can hopefully be fixed ASAP. I advise everyone I help in malware removal to install site advisor. Now we're yellow..

    Bleeping Computer already got their green rating back. I'm not surprised as there are probably more than a few McAfee employees who visit the site. It just confirms that the ratings are biased though!

    Edit: I just started a thread at McAfee with my scan results for the file. Maybe someone will listen.
    « Last Edit: July 12, 2008, 11:50:41 AM by evilfantasy »

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    « Reply #28 on: July 12, 2008, 12:00:43 PM »
    Good idea. I've posted there, as well.

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    « Reply #29 on: July 12, 2008, 12:17:36 PM »
    Got an answer from a Moderator.

    Quote from: Ex_Brit;522804
    Not sure if anyone from SiteAdvisor will be reading things here at the weekend so I advise you to also fill in the form here:  http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?t=217274

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    « Reply #30 on: July 12, 2008, 12:19:10 PM »
    Yep. I think, it should be left to Nathan to file in there.

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    « Reply #31 on: July 12, 2008, 12:25:27 PM »
    Yea, I can complain but that part needs to be done by the owner. Oh Nathaaaan......

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    « Reply #32 on: July 12, 2008, 12:31:02 PM »
    Probably playing golf with patio....LOL

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    « Reply #33 on: July 12, 2008, 02:28:25 PM »
    I know I'm supposed to be on break, but just pop in from time to time to check messages and replies.

    Glad you guys did this...hopefully, it'll light a fire underneath someone's "you know what".

    On another note...I submitted my site for testing weeks ago...if you do a search for Saviour PC...you'll see the site hasn't even been tested yet.

    Talk about "slow"...

    All my best to you, Nathan...on getting this issue resolved...


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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « Reply #34 on: July 12, 2008, 02:35:47 PM »
    BTW...My web site had a rating problem with WOT.
    They responded very same day: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/index.php?showtopic=32613
    I guess, they're pretty new on the market, so maybe they care more.

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      « Reply #35 on: July 12, 2008, 03:23:25 PM »
      BTW...My web site had a rating problem with WOT.
      They responded very same day: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/index.php?showtopic=32613
      I guess, they're pretty new on the market, so maybe they care more.

      Nice thread - I especially liked how they presented as "logic" their own, ARBITRARY, algorithm for rating.
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      « Reply #36 on: July 12, 2008, 03:41:22 PM »
      This is exactly what drove me nuts.

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        « Reply #37 on: July 12, 2008, 03:43:39 PM »
        I know I'm supposed to be on break, but just pop in from time to time to check messages and replies.

        Glad you guys did this...hopefully, it'll light a fire underneath someone's "you know what".

        On another note...I submitted my site for testing weeks ago...if you do a search for Saviour PC...you'll see the site hasn't even been tested yet.

        Talk about "slow"...

        All my best to you, Nathan...on getting this issue resolved...


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        « Reply #38 on: July 13, 2008, 04:40:19 AM »
        Siteadvisor is losing credibility in my eyes, and I have told Mcafee that in those exact words.
        My site hasn't been tested either, and I submitted it months ago.
        How many people do you think work there . . . a peanut and a chimpanzee?
        Sorry to any Mcafee employee reading this but this is really beginning to grate on me.

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        « Reply #39 on: July 13, 2008, 02:31:34 PM »
        Mcaffee doesnt care that just want there paycheck

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        « Reply #40 on: July 14, 2008, 09:55:26 AM »
        Yea, I can complain but that part needs to be done by the owner. Oh Nathaaaan......
        I've contacted McAfee on the siteadvisor feedback and they've just given me the same response they've given you on their forums. That they're looking into it. I'm sure they're just filing the complaint into their important folder (aka trash bin). Not really sure if it'd be worth my time to register on the forum to complain about it because going directly to the siteadvisor feedback page didn't help.
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        Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
        « Reply #41 on: July 14, 2008, 03:47:53 PM »
        Another reply on how the rating system works.

        Have you looked into this anymore Nathan?

        http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?t=222118

        http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?t=217274

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        « Reply #42 on: July 14, 2008, 04:05:17 PM »
        Yeah I've already read through and completed all the steps the first day this was brought up. I did receive a canned response back from McAfee saying that the request was escalated and nothing has been done since then and i've not received any further e-mails.

        I guess I can register on the forum and mention this. But I really don't think I can do anything. I'm sure it's just in their list of things to do. Even though they're a huge company and should be able to resolve things quickly I'm doubting this is on their priority list.

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        « Reply #43 on: July 14, 2008, 04:07:25 PM »
        I started this thread. http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?t=222118

        Bleeping Computer already got their green rating back so I figured we needed to make more noise.

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        « Reply #44 on: July 14, 2008, 07:30:04 PM »
        My Post there was removed and i'm unable to log into the Forums there....ridiculous !
           
         
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        Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
        « Reply #45 on: July 14, 2008, 08:04:44 PM »
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        Did you swear a lot??

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        « Reply #46 on: July 14, 2008, 08:35:03 PM »
        lol BTW someone did swear somewere on there

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        « Reply #47 on: July 15, 2008, 06:53:56 PM »
        No...i was very civil in fact.
        Of course questioning their Management skills in a very proffessional manner can sound like swearing to the incompetent....
           
         
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        Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
        « Reply #48 on: July 15, 2008, 07:49:50 PM »
        Do you still have your post saved?
        I'd love to quote it, and SOBs some questions :)

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        « Reply #49 on: July 16, 2008, 11:10:11 AM »
        so we fix this problem yet?

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        « Reply #50 on: July 16, 2008, 10:14:48 PM »
        Do you still have your post saved?
        I'd love to quote it, and SOBs some questions :)

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        Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
        « Reply #52 on: July 18, 2008, 04:39:01 PM »
        so we fix this problem yet?

        They're apparently investigating it. I think it's only fair we give them a month to work out the bugs on their end. I've also thought about removing this file from Computer Hope to resolve this issue. But since it's not infected I think removing it would only give the impression that at one time Computer Hope had infected files on its servers.

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        « Reply #53 on: July 18, 2008, 05:35:29 PM »
        patio
        If you can, I'd like you to comment on all that investigation, I triggered,  about your missing reply: http://community.mcafee.com/showthread.php?p=523451&posted=1#post523451

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        Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
        « Reply #54 on: July 20, 2008, 09:08:01 AM »
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        Dear patio,

        Thank you for registering to become a Web safety reviewer with
        McAfee SiteAdvisor. We appreciate your help in making the Web safer for
        everyone.

        To complete your registration, please click this URL:

        http://user.siteadvisor.com/forums/register.php?a=act&u=199915&i=94919432


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        « Reply #55 on: July 20, 2008, 11:05:11 AM »
        Thanks, patio.
        Would you mind, if I PM a mod there with your email address, you signed in with? If so, was it the one @gmail.com?

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        « Reply #56 on: July 20, 2008, 03:05:54 PM »
        That's for the SiteAdvisor reviews, not the forums. http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/

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          « Reply #57 on: July 20, 2008, 03:10:39 PM »
          That's for the SiteAdvisor reviews, not the forums. http://forums.mcafeehelp.com/

          I think that's the source of confusion regarding the missing post,
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          Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
          « Reply #58 on: July 20, 2008, 04:00:55 PM »
          Must be.....LOL

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          Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
          « Reply #59 on: July 20, 2008, 04:09:10 PM »
          On a top of it, I can see patio's post:
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          Thousands of visitors there have recieved FREE help in regards to solving Computer issues.
          I myself have been a long standing Member.
          I find it ludicrous that a FREE Help Forum winds up rated errounesly in this manner.

          Anyone listening out there ? ?..........Hello ? ?

          Posted at 07/07/2008-05:01:29 PM by patio,
          so, now, I have no idea what he was complaining about.....dah

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            « Reply #60 on: July 20, 2008, 04:53:48 PM »
            I read the topic on their forums (not Patio's). Very interesting...

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            Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
            « Reply #61 on: August 02, 2008, 08:32:37 PM »
            is there a way to turn the rating off for this site so I dont freak out everytime I google Computer Hope??

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            Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
            « Reply #62 on: August 02, 2008, 08:34:25 PM »
            Short of disabling Site Advisor, no.
            Why are you freaking out? You're not new here.

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            Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
            « Reply #63 on: August 04, 2008, 05:13:25 AM »
            I don't know about everyone else, but the latest update for SiteAdvisor has made it quite annoying for me.  No matter what I do, I can't get the darn thing to hide when I start IE.  I'm tempted to mess around with the registry, but I think I'm too lazy to bother with it.
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            « Reply #64 on: August 04, 2008, 06:59:53 PM »
            Do you mean hide from the toolbar?  What have you tried so far?

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            « Reply #65 on: August 04, 2008, 07:44:35 PM »
            Do you mean hide from the toolbar?  What have you tried so far?

            ??

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            « Reply #66 on: August 04, 2008, 09:33:04 PM »
            I don't recall any updates for FF.

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            « Reply #67 on: August 05, 2008, 01:56:16 AM »
            Do you mean hide from the toolbar?  What have you tried so far?

            Yep, that's what I mean.  So far, I've only tried the standard stuff: trying the hide feature, disabling SiteAdvisor, updating, reinstalling.  So far, the only thing that works is reinstalling SiteAdvisor and not letting it update.  I was looking around online and I have read that for some reason, the latest update is making so the toolbar can't be hidden.  I'm hoping this will be fixed sometime soon.
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            « Reply #68 on: August 05, 2008, 06:33:23 AM »
            Could be McAfee doesn't want you to disable it...

            ...and I thought I was strict.  ;)

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            « Reply #69 on: August 05, 2008, 07:31:36 AM »
            Ha ha, that does indeed sound like a tactic that McAfee would use, but I like to think that this was actually an accident like they say it is.  But I won't hold my breath...
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            Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
            « Reply #70 on: August 07, 2008, 01:55:01 PM »
            Still getting no where with this, latest post.
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            « Reply #71 on: August 07, 2008, 02:03:21 PM »
            It's becoming a bit of an insult now.

            I urge everyone to let Nathan handle this from here on unless he says otherwise. Causing comotion on their forums probably won't do any good and might make us look bad.

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            « Reply #72 on: August 07, 2008, 02:04:26 PM »
            WHAT the heck?

            Do something Nathan. this has been goig for what 2 months?

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            « Reply #73 on: August 07, 2008, 02:06:35 PM »
            It's becoming a bit of an insult now.

            I urge everyone to let Nathan handle this from here on unless he says otherwise. Causing comotion on their forums probably won't do any good and might make us look bad.
            yeah we will lose even more traffic.
            Lets just let him keep us to date.

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            Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
            « Reply #74 on: August 07, 2008, 03:25:58 PM »
            Why do i wind up getting lost from time to time lately ? ? ?

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              « Reply #75 on: August 07, 2008, 04:16:13 PM »
              Still getting no where with this, latest post.
              I'll contribute.
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              « Reply #76 on: August 07, 2008, 04:21:08 PM »
              I'll contribute.

              It's becoming a bit of an insult now.

              I urge everyone to let Nathan handle this from here on unless he says otherwise. Causing comotion on their forums probably won't do any good and might make us look bad.

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              « Reply #77 on: August 07, 2008, 06:08:54 PM »
              Actually my neigbor had siteadvisor today and when he saw the rating she wouldnt let me go any farther.

              I told him nothings wrong with the site and if you want help then we should post a question on computerhope.

              he didnt believe me.

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              « Reply #78 on: August 07, 2008, 06:09:07 PM »
              I agree that it's best to just let Nathan deal with this.  At the moment, the guys on the McAfee forum seem to be on our side; let's not mess that up.  It took Saviour PC awhile, but they finally got their green rating.  If we are patient and deal with things in an adult fashion, I have no doubt that we will get the green rating as well.
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                « Reply #79 on: August 07, 2008, 07:58:18 PM »
                I'll contribute.

                It's becoming a bit of an insult now.

                I urge everyone to let Nathan handle this from here on unless he says otherwise. Causing comotion on their forums probably won't do any good and might make us look bad.
                To clarify - I'll contribute to the lawyer fee (see linked post) if Nathan decides to pursue that avenue and wants help. Otherwise, I'll stay out.
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                Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
                « Reply #80 on: August 11, 2008, 03:25:34 PM »
                I find it very amusing that I just registered with SiteAdviser, and Yahoo! placed the verification email in the spam folder.... ;D Also, I can't seem to be able to log in....

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                  « Reply #81 on: August 25, 2008, 11:29:11 AM »
                  I don't use Siteadvisor - any update on this situation? Is CH still on the dark side?
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                  « Reply #82 on: August 25, 2008, 06:54:49 PM »
                     
                   
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