BlockSite

BlockSite

Download Editors' Rating:
1
Terrible
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.7.1.1
  • Total Downloads:
    13,991
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 29, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    15.81KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8
  • Platform:
    Windows

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Editors' Review

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This free Firefox add-on is supposed to let you block certain Web sites. But what is actually does is block every single site you attempt to visit.

BlockSites plain interface is fairly straightforward, which is good since there's no Help menu. It allows you to enable warning messages for blocked sites, set up your password, and manage your lists of allowed and blocked sites. The program, though simple in design, seemed flexible at first, allowing you to add, edit and even import and export Web site links. We added sites to both the Black- and Whitelists, but the program blocked each site that we tried to visit regardless of which list it was on. Ultimately, we had to disable the program to visit any sites at all.

Don't bother with this one. It doesn't work and you'll merely waste time setting up lists.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Absolutely USELESS"

May 20, 2013  |  By TechyPop

 |  Version: BlockSite 0.7.1.1

Pros

there are exactly None

Cons

adds entered sites (to be blocked) into BOTH the black and white lists!!! No way to either block or white list a site!!!!

Summary

Useless!!! Completely,.. Absolutely Useless!!!!!

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4 stars

"Other reviewers don't know what they're talking about"

June 10, 2011  |  By f5gj2

 |  Version: BlockSite 0.7.1.1

Pros

Blocks sites, prevents the links from even being clickable

Cons

You need to know what you're doing? o_O

Summary

This extension does NOT block every site, as the other reviewers state. The problem is the users mistakenly creating wildcard filters that match all sites. It's not an issue with the extension. Learn how to use it.

I'm using BlockSite 0.7.1.1 in Firefox 4 and it works totally fine. Check your filters. One of them is overreaching.

Can't believe a CNET editor would publicly admit to incompetence like this.

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2 stars

"Used to work"

May 04, 2011  |  By dperrella

 |  Version: BlockSite 0.7.1.1

Pros

It used to block the sites that I wanted it to, while allowing me to see other sites.

Cons

Now it usually blocks every single site and has to be disabled.

Summary

It used to work, but lately (since Firefox 4? Since I added to many sites to my list?) it blocks all sites, just as described in the cnet review. I've gone through a lot of gyrations of disabling and enabling it and it may have worked briefly, but mostly it just blocks everything. I'm looking for an alternative.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Erik van Kempen
Publisher web site http://electronical.nl
Release Date January 29, 2011
Date Added January 29, 2011
Version 0.7.1.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements Firefox 2.0 - 3.6.*
Download Information
File Size 15.81KB
File Name blocksite-0.7.1.1-fx.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,991
Downloads Last Week 8
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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