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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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                    ...when will you have time to do it over?

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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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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « 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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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « 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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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « 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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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « 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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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « Reply #24 on: July 07, 2008, 02:31:40 PM »
    Other than that I call Shenanigans

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

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

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    Re: Computer Hope Mcafee Siteadvisor rating
    « 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