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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
In Firefox:

Look in the browser status bar for a lock symbol.  This indicates that the site is using SSL security.

Then click on the lock symbol.  This will bring up a sub-window that displays basic information about the security certificate.  If you are not satisfied with what you see, you can then click on "More information" and examine the certificate in more detail.

A reputable commercial site will use only an SSL certificate that is traceable to one of the major certificate issuers.  If you see something like "John's Bargain Certificates" or a non-US issuer, then be wary.

Note that none of this protects you if the site has been subverted.
btanExec ConsultantCommented:
If the link of the  McAfee website is not from "" or having randomised hostname from this domain "" (as example), then pls stop, not click any of those links as the email or html page would be phished. You can make a call or drop an email to McAfee Support to really check such correspondence if necessary. Inspect the link carefully as it can manipulated to play tricks on our eyes, such as "", "mcafé", "mcafee.c0m" or "mcafeesupport .com"  latter should be "".  

The easiest way to spot a legitimate McAfee site from an impostor is to look for the term that immediately precedes the last 'dot-com' (.com) in the web address.  Example: would not be a legitimate McAfee page. The legitimate McAfee Support page for Consumer products, just in case, you need it is

Some tips,
- If the company is calling you, and claiming they have detected issues on your computer - hang up.
- Don’t give control of your computer to a third party who calls you out of the blue.
- Never give your password on the phone. No legitimate organization calls you and asks for your password.
- Never provide your credit card or financial information to someone who calls and claims to be from tech support.

For safeguard and "hygiene" purpose
- Change any passwords that you gave out. If you use these passwords for other accounts, change those accounts, too.
- Update or download legitimate security software and scan your computer. Delete anything it identifies as a problem.
- If you have been scammed or tricked to divulge your personal data and credit information. File a complaint with your local authority

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