Authentic-ID Toolbar

Authentic-ID Toolbar


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.0.0.34
File Size:
1.27MB
Date Added:
January 03, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/Me/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,317
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows Me/2000/XP

Editors' review

Protect yourself from phishing with this effective toolbar, which gives you a plethora of information but stops short of actually blocking offending sites.

Based on its own monitoring system and user feedback, Authentic-ID Toolbar offers a warning for any site it deems a phishing threat. It attaches itself to your IE window and sports a very simple interface that includes a search field, a message button for updates, and a score indicator button. Using three colors--red, yellow, and green--a tiny icon on the indicator button lets you know whether you can trust a site. More information about a particular Web site's safety and popularity scores, country of origin, and if there is any spam threat or adult content is a click away. You can even check links within a site by hovering your mouse over the link until a small dialog box appears. The Settings menu will let you adjust the security level of the toolbar and you can report a site as being either safe or unsafe.

Unfortunately, Authentic-ID Toolbar doesn't block sites found to be phishing. Even so, users of all levels will appreciate the simplicity of this add-on for phishing protection.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 1
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Redundancy if you use well known websites."

    November 28, 2009   |   By txlnghrn

    Version: Authentic-ID Toolbar 2.0.0.34

    Pros

    Seems ok, but why is it part of a website for a law office?

    Cons

    Once you uninstall it will freeze your downloads and try to reinstall every time you click onto internet explorer!

    Summary

    It latches onto your windows explorer even if you delete and reinstall the windows internet software. It won't stop trying to reinstall on windows, so I had to permanently switch to Firefox to bypass the annoying attempts to reinstall.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great to safeguard your computer"

    July 05, 2007   |   By user_1213

    Version: Authentic-ID Toolbar 2.0.0.34

    Pros

    The Authentic-ID toolbar has caught a number of phishing sites for me. If the site has not been crawled through, they'll ask if you think its safe. It also has a legal services link to send you to a site that gives you a free living will!

    Cons

    Nothing so far, everything is working great.

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