McAfee SiteAdvisor and problems go hand in hand, if not always then at least some times and this may one of those when you face problems. McAfee SiteAdvisor has observed to be running the McAfee SiteAdvisor script stopped running error at times. This error, when occurs, can slow down your web browser or prevent it from functioning properly. The error can also be indicted of causing McAfee SiteAdvisor plug in to crash. The site advisor tool may strike this problem due to compatibility issue with your web browser, outdated browser, the tool itself or Windows OS, or damaged installation of the tool itself.
Thought the error looks annoying and difficult to handle, however it can be fixed easily by applying these given workarounds.
Older web browser versions, specifically Mozilla Firefox, have found to be written in faulty programming language following which McAfee SiteAdvisor may encounter this error. All the web browsers viz. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE, Netscape, or Safari etc. are corrected and software problem-fixed by their respective publishers from time to time to avoid letting them encounter compatibility issue with antivirus or any other software installed on computers.
P.S. Internet Explorer 9 reportedly has no issue with McAfee SiteAdvisor™ software and hence you may consider upgrading to it if you are running an old IE version or switching over to it alternatively provided that you are using a different browser version.
Provided that you are running an old browser version, you should update it and no longer face this error or any other error for that matter.
On Mozilla Firefox browser window, click the “Tools” tab, “About Firefox”, “Check for Updates”. Your browser will be automatically updated with the latest patches, software bug-fixes, performance enhancements and more.
On Google Chrome, click this custom control and settings icon “” in the top right hand corner and select “About Google Chrome”. The browser will automatically check for updates and install them. When done, you will see that this message that the Google Chrome is up to date.
Click the “Tools” tab and select “Windows Update”. When directed to the Windows Update website, download the necessary updates for IE and restart your computer to complete the configuration.
Update your respective browser, which may have more or less the same procedure for updating. Once your browser is updated, McAfee SiteAdvisor should no longer display the script error.
Update your Windows OS or Mac and you should no longer face this error. Make sure that you are connected to the Internet or else Windows updates will fail. For Windows Updates, click “Start”, “All Programs”, “Windows Update”. For Mac, click the “Apple” icon and select “Software Update”. Download and install all the relevant updates. When done, open your web browser and start browsing or downloading. If the problem persists, move on to the next step.
Repair McAfee SiteAdvisor installation and then all should be good. If you installed McAfee SiteAdvisor as a standalone (free) software, locate it in your “Programs and Features” (or Add or Remove Programs if using Windows XP), and select it and then click the “Change/Uninstall” button. Follow rest of the on-screen instructions and complete the repair. If you are using Mac, invoke the “Finder” button and search for McAfee SiteAdvisor. When done, select it and then look for the repair option. When the repair is done, the problem will be automatically fixed. If the repair option doesn’t yield any result and problem continues, uninstall and reinstall McAfee SiteAdvisor. Follow the same instructions for Windows and instead of repair, choose “Uninstall”. For Mac, drag McAfee SiteAdvisor to the “Trash” bin. Empty “Trash” and then reinstall McAfee SiteAdvisor.
P.S. If McAfee SiteAdvisor is a part of the McAfee antivirus suite, you can repair or uninstall it from its console.
Certain webpages written in faulty programming language may lead to this error. So, you should try opening a webpage, which is facing trouble, in each web browser type. If the page gives you the same or other error in each web browser viz. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, IE, or any other, it is likely faulty. If the webpage manages to open in a browser, then the browser in which it is not opening has a problem. You should apply the browser fixes mentioned in the post.
P.S. Certain browser extensions may conflict with McAfee SiteAdvisor, hence you should disable each one of them one by one and see its effect on your browser by browsing or downloading. If after disabling a particular extension, the script error goes away, uninstall it or download its updated version (of the extension).
Should you continue facing McAfee SiteAdvisor script error while browsing or downloading online, call us at +1-877-907-4935 and get an expert to help you.