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Site advisor claims to be busy and I have to continually click stop plugin. Can Site Advisor be disabled?
Using newest version of FF and Windows 7.
Adding an integer to "about"config" actually worked for me. Don't be scared off by the "void your warranty" warning that first appears. Begin by right clicking someplace uncluttered on the opening screen and then follow directions. in the original post.Read this answer in context 👍 1
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I'm sorry, but I don't see how this thread is helpful. I don't want to uninstall McAfee - just the site advisor plugin for FF. -Ed Shoben
Try go to Tools >> Addons >> Plugins or Extensions >> look for SIteAdivisor and try desactive it
The problem is that site advisor doesn't show up as a plugin and therefore cannot be deactivated. The fact that this plugin is "hidden" has been discussed on various forums in the past.
Do you (or anyone else) have another idea?
I found other thread:
See this coment: You don't have to uninstall Site Advisor to get rid of McAfee's bar hogging search function on the status bar. Click the down arrow beside the "McAfee SiteAdvisor" button and select "Disable Secure Search." Voila! The search bar disappears!
The posts you linked to are over 5 years old. Needless to say, the link doesn't go anywhere except to a McAfee site that asks me to rate how helpful the post was. I don't think that a 5-year-old post is likely to be helpful with the current release of FF. Can we get some additional help with the problem?
Is SiteAdvisor an extension? Those appear in a different section of the Add-ons page. Either:
- orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons
In the left column, click Extensions.
A good thought, but no, it isn't there (I'd already looked). My understanding is that McAfee has "hidden" the Site Advisor plugin. They, of course, blame FF for their new version being incompatible. I could disable the McAfee security scanner, but I really don't want to do that.
Hi Ed, an article on the McAfee site mentions that when you install the McAfee suite, it creates a separate entry in the Windows Control Panel for SiteAdvisor. That might not be for the current version, but could you take a look?
There are some McAfee plugins (including SiteAdvisor) showing in the System Details List, so you need to check the McAfee software in the Windows Control Panel or elsewhere to see if you can disable this feature.
A good thought, but site advisor is bundled with security scan and thus I can't disable SE without wiping out McAfee
I had the same problem and I found a way to disable it despite being hidden : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/988401
Here are the steps :
- Go to about:config
- Create a new integer
- Enter name "plugin.state.npmcffplg"
- Enter value 0
- Restart Firefox
SiteAdvisor should now appear disabled in about:plugins.
Modified by jesp
I had the same issue for months. I found the easy way to fix it. Go to the SiteAdvisor RepairCache folder on your computer (typically C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\SiteAdvisor Enterprise\RepairCache), and run file called sae.msi
You may need to close the Firefox first. It will prompt you to install the SiteAdvisor, so just follow the instructions. It takes about a minute or two. When it's done, just start the Firefox again and you should not see the error anymore.
Adding an integer to "about"config" actually worked for me. Don't be scared off by the "void your warranty" warning that first appears. Begin by right clicking someplace uncluttered on the opening screen and then follow directions. in the original post.