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The strength of this Web registration bypass utility is its efficiency. Its beauty is its invisibility. BugMeNot's interface is a mere line in your Firefox context menu. This helpful tool is designed to work best without any user intervention.

Surf to a popular Web site that requires registration, and BugMeNot immediately logs you in using its stored registration data. The program doesn't save your information, but enters the data from its database of faux accounts. That means multiple users log in with the same account, but none are actually the account holder. This free add-on works best for those sites you rarely visit. You won't need to spend time registering at a newspaper site just to read a single article. Surf to the site and BugMeNot automatically logs you in with an account in its database. If the site has disabled the account, the app simply tries until it finds one that works. On the rare occasion when you surf to a site that BugMeNot doesn't recognize, you can quickly submit faux registration information that the app saves for future use.

BugMeNot's few options disable automatic submission of data and automatic entry of the next account if the first fails. However, we feel the program works best in full automatic mode. Any Firefox user who surfs the Web will love the simplicity and usefulness of this free add-on.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Would not install with Firefox 3.5.6"

    December 16, 2009  |   By runningclam

    Version: BugMeNot 1.3

    Pros

    See Above ^

    Cons

    See Below !

    Summary

    Cannot rate the product as it would not install.

    Updated on Dec 16, 2009

    Error Message

    "BugMeNot" will not be installed because it does not provide secure updates

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A MUST HAVE for any FireFox user!"

    August 25, 2006  |   By xero69

    Version: BugMeNot 1.3

    Pros

    I was so tired of having to register on millions of news sites just to read an article or two, and then getting spam because I gave out my email. Bugmenot has made my surfing for news articles a pleasant experience again. Now I can maintain my privacy and not spend hours filling out stupid registration pages just so I can view free content on news sites.

    Cons

    Doesn't work on ALL sites. Please know that this NOT for use with "pay" or "non free sites". It's not perfect, sometimes it will put the username and password into the wrong fields if the web page has "username" or "email" in more than one place (like youtube for example). But you can just copy and paste the username and pass into the correct fields by hand and it's still WAY faster and easier to do this than to give out all your personal info and then register and get a bunch of spam.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great extension"

    June 29, 2006  |   By jeffdogg1585

    Version: BugMeNot 1.3

    Pros

    logs into pretty much all free-registration website with one click (automatically tries new passwords after one pair fails). Saves so much hassle and protects your privacy to some extent. (The reviews that complain about manually trying to pick passwords were about old versions, and for the guy who wanted playboy password: bugmenot.com and the bugmenot extension is not for paysites! Get a grip.

    Cons

    It is not listed on FF extension site, presumably 'cause the author wants to increase traffic to his own site.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "It doesn't work most of the times."

    February 22, 2006  |   By dannythefanny

    Version: BugMeNot 0.6.2

    Pros

    Get me the password to access download.com I havent'an account with them.

    Cons

    A very obvious bypass login purposse is Playboy.com but was banned from bugmenot so what the real deal about this thing?Anyway they talk much about roboform.I havenÂ?t try it yet,so I couldn't tell.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "works sometimes"

    July 26, 2005  |   By yummy111

    Version: BugMeNot 0.6.2

    Pros

    can access lots of sites with this extension

    Cons

    the information is relied on people who sign up on the website and submit the information to bugmenot. Most of the people who submit, give fake passwords.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Does't work"

    May 28, 2005  |   By Forbidden

    Version: BugMeNot 0.6.1

    Pros

    Its a great idea which might one day actually be good...

    Cons

    But for now, it almost never works, the passwords are almost all dead. I recommend not downloading this till they update it and come up with a solution.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Great Idea that Rarely Works"

    February 17, 2005  |   By The Conundrum

    Version: BugMeNot 0.6.1

    Pros

    It's a great idea -- in theory. I really hate being badgered by obscure sites to fill out forms to read one crummy article. When this app works, I feel like I've triumphed over advertising tyranny.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I've found that it rarely works. You just waste your time cycling through passwords that get rejected by the site, usually none of them work. It works for me about once out of every eight attempts.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Great"

    January 2, 2005  |  

    Version: BugMeNot 0.6.1

    Summary

    Perfect and necessary for every Firefox user.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Never actually works"

    January 2, 2005  |  

    Version: BugMeNot 0.6.1

    Summary

    This is a great idea and most likely a great download if the product actually worked. By the time you go through all the logins to find one that works (if you ever do), you could have just registered for the site in question. Nice try roachfiend.

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