If you have installed the recently released Firefox 10 and have McAfee security product installed as well than it is very likely for your browsing experience to be quite slow. This is due to the fact that you have McAfee site advisor installs automatically the add-on for Firefox. This article is going to show you how to disable McAfee Site Advisor add-on for Firefox.We would not recommend you to disable McAfee Site Advisor add-on for Firefox if it would not be strictly related to the high memory usage when you’re running Firefox. Even Mozilla advised Firefox users to disable McAfee Site Advisor add-on for Firefox if they are experiencing slow internet browsing. In addition they said that they will remove support for the 3.4.1 version of the add-on and have also notified McAfee about the issue.
How to disable McAfee Site Advisor add-on for Firefox?
If you notice a high increase of memory usage when running Firefox, you should start finding ways to disable McAfee Site Advisor add-on for Firefox as it has an appalling memory leak.
In our opinion, Mozilla should investigate such issues and concentrate on having an aggressive stand against add-ons that prevent Firefox users from having a smooth internet browsing experience. Nicholas Nethercote from the Memshrink project also said that Mozilla should get rid of such Firefox add-ons if the problems are not fixed in due time.
This is not the first time when the McAfee Site Advisor add-on caused issues to Firefox users as Mozilla has blocked and removed support for older versions, that caused the browser to crash.
If you are experiencing high memory usage and until an official statement about the fix will be released by McAfee, we recommend you to disable the McAfee Site Advisor add-on for Firefox.
You can do this by clicking the Firefox button in the upper left corner and then clicking on the Add-ons menu. When the add-on manager opens, go to the extensions, appearance or plugins section. Click on the McAfee Site Advisor add-on and then use the disable button. If prompted by Firefox, click on restart browser.