Cocoon for Firefox

Cocoon for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.18c
  • Total Downloads:
    81,472
  • Date Added:
    May 30, 2012
  • File Size:
    432.24KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    140
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Online privacy and security are two sides of the same coin. Cocoon is a free browser add-on and Web-based security solution that lets you surf securely and anonymously, even from public Wi-Fi access points. It insulates your computer from cookies, viruses, and prying eyes. The ad-supported version is free, but you have to register online to use it. We tried Cocoon for Firefox.

After installing Cocoon and restarting Firefox, you'll need to create an account, but it's fairly painless. You can sign in to your Cocoon account from any computer or location, provided your browser has the Cocoon software, but you can only log on to your account from one computer at a time. You can create multiple Cocoon accounts; one for each email account, for instance, or family members. We pressed the Power On button on Cocoon's toolbar and logged in to our account. Cocoon uses the time-tested method of routing traffic through proxy servers to hide users' addresses, and it takes a moment or two for Cocoon to find and log on to a server. As soon as we were logged on, Cocoon's home page opened, and the program activated the Settings, History, Mailslot, and other features on the Cocoon toolbar. Cocoon's home page offers a lot of help for new users, including a series of video tutorials. But you don't have to do anything to use Cocoon; just start browsing. We typed some searches into the Cocoon Search field, which searches securely via Google, though we could change it to Bing or Yahoo via Cocoon's online settings page. Next we clicked through some of our bookmarks. There's no doubt Cocoon slows down your browsing a bit, but we've never tried a proxy setup that didn't. Cocoon's slowdown is negligible, though, and certainly not enough to forgo its protection, especially when you go online from a public access point.

One interesting item in Cocoon's settings is a check box to prevent Facebook tracking. We could delete cookies, manage filled form data, and view and manage our browsing history. The Mailslot tool creates secure accounts. We think mobile users will especially like Cocoon for Firefox.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "Protection is good but limited"

    August 28, 2013   |   By Tasha958

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    Good cookie and virus protection. Like the Facebook tracking prevention.

    Cons

    Does NOT hide your IP address, so it's really not private browsing.

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  • 5 stars

    "Surf the Web Stress Free"

    April 29, 2013   |   By A_Bron

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    I use cocoon when I browse the web or make online purchases to ensure protection from viruses/ hackers. The spam prevention is another one of my favorite aspects. So far its proven to be a great product. Cocoon for the win.

    Cons

    None so far.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worry Free On the Web"

    April 29, 2013   |   By zamanm

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    It's a very comprehensive product that allows me to use one solution for both my privacy concerns, as well as my virus/attack concerns.

    Cons

    Having a version for Chrome or Safari would be nice.

    Summary

    Solid product that allows me to browser about the web with confidence.

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  • 5 stars

    "Keeps me confident"

    April 29, 2013   |   By zsuhadolnik

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    Great features I have yet to find anywhere else. Gives me so much more confidence when browsing the web and is extremely user friendly. Excited to get my kids on Cocoon Kids so I can have the same piece of mind when they are online.

    Cons

    It's a fresh product with some small kinks to iron out but overall great product.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simply secured"

    April 29, 2013   |   By luisvelazquez

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    Internet security is very important for me and cocoon keeps me safe

    Cons

    Yet to find any

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  • 4 stars

    "Keeps me secure"

    April 29, 2013   |   By jayessbee85

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    I like the antivirus protection and tracker blocking. It's a great plugin. It didn't work when I upgraded but their customer support helped me fix the problem with my browser.

    Cons

    I'd like support for more browsers and also maybe a way to store files

    Summary

    Great product. Everyone should use this with all the hacking/phishing/internet scamming going on.

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  • 5 stars

    "i haven't had a virus since i downloaded cocoon"

    April 29, 2013   |   By neelloccam

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    no cons as of yet

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  • 1 stars

    "Same as the person before me it crashes with Firefox"

    July 24, 2012   |   By newshoes

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    none won't work

    Cons

    everything as it crashes

    Summary

    going back to the list to try another download

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  • 1 stars

    "It kept causing Firefox 13.0.1 to crash"

    July 12, 2012   |   By Fnaq

    Version: Cocoon for Firefox 1.18c

    Pros

    There are none yet!

    Cons

    Unable to login with current Firefox 13.0.1 browser.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.18c
    Version 1.18c adds support for Firefox 12, Memory management improvements and improved client performance, improved login speed & reliability on high-latency networks and Improved form filling Improved logout process.
    General
    Publisher Virtual World Computing
    Publisher web site https://getcocoon.com/
    Release Date May 18, 2012
    Date Added May 30, 2012
    Version 1.18c
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows Me
    Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox 4+
    Download Information
    File Size 432.24KB
    File Name vwc_cocoon.xpi
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 81,472
    Downloads Last Week 140
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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