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What is the SiteAdv.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The SiteAdv.dll process is also known as SiteAdvisor and is a part of McAfee SiteAdvisor. This software is produced by McAfee (www.mcafee.com). An obsolete or defective version of SiteAdv.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about SiteAdv.dll SiteAdvisor

SiteAdv.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file SiteAdv.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 927,008 bytes (74% of all these files), 910,624 bytes as well as 4 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 089FD14D-132B-48FC-8861-0048AE113215. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. This particular software does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. SiteAdv.dll is capable of monitor other applications. For this reason, 47% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves SiteAdv.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about SiteAdv?

SiteAdv.dll is related to SiteAdvisor software.for McAfee (further information...)
This is a component of SiteAdvisor. Site Manager, from McAfee, is a security application designed to determine how safe the sites visited by the user are.
McAfee - web site advisor, all should use it and add your advice on bad sites.

Summary: 6 users judge SiteAdv.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. source: file.net

How to uninstall McAfee SiteAdvisor

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To remove SiteAdvisor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for McAfee SiteAdvisor in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if SiteAdv.dll (SiteAdvisor) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of SiteAdvisor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for SiteAdvisor or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or SiteAdv.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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