McAfee WebAdvisor provides useful features that keep you safe while you search the web, like security checks, search, download, and password security protection. WebAdvisor is only available on PCs running Windows Vista or newer operating systems.
WebAdvisor will check to see if you have Antivirus protection and a firewall enabled on your computer. If you don't, you will receive a message asking if you would like WebAdvisor to resolve the issue automatically. If that isn't possible, WebAdvisor will launch the Windows Security Center so you can directly enable your security settings.
Search Results will be listed with either a green checkmark, red X. or a grey question mark to give you quick information about the security of the page. Green means that the site is tested and secure. Red means the link is dangerous and may contain malicious links or downloadable materials. Grey means the link is not rated for security.
If you navigate to a page that the WebAdvisor has discovered to be unsafe, your browser will load a page that gives you the option to either continue to the web page by clicking "Trust This Site", or to navigate away from it by clicking "Back."
Each time you download a file from the Internet, WebAdvisor will scan it during the download. If the download contains malicious content (like as a virus) you will be alerted and given the option to either block the download or accept the risk and download the file anyway. This feature is only supported by Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.
When you log in to a service online, WebAdvisor verifies that the password you have entered has not been compromised by hackers. If the password has been compromised, you will receive a notification and a suggestion to create a new complex password.