Cocoon for Internet Explorer

Cocoon for Internet Explorer

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.0.37
  • Total Downloads:
    30,458
  • Date Added:
    February 02, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    48
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

Editors' Review

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Virtual World Computing's Cocoon is a free online security solution with customized extensions for several popular browsers, such as Internet Explorer. With Cocoon for Internet Explorer, you can browse and communicate safely, securely, and anonymously inside IE, at home or on the go. You can log on from public Wireless Access Points and unfamiliar networks, and Cocoon will keep you safe from sites that monitor your online activity. In addition to protecting your privacy, Cocoon also protects you from viruses, malware, and other online threats. It stores your browsing history, cookies, and other data securely in your online account, so threats never get near your computer. We tried Cocoon in IE9.

Cocoon has a customized installation process for each Web browser; Internet Explorer's wizard has a few extra steps. We pressed Cocoon's PC-style Power On button to log on to our account. To access Cocoon, you'll need to create a free account using your e-mail address; you can have as many accounts as email addresses. Logging on activates the toolbar's controls, such as its History, Mailslots, and Help views, as well as the button opening the online Settings page. Cocoon let us store and manage our browser cookies, browsing history, and other data online. Cocoon uses proxy servers to keep you safe from prying eyes and pinging servers, though it's probably the easiest proxy tool we've tried, automatically testing and establishing connections. Like most proxy connections, Cocoon slows you down a bit, and your favorite sites may load more slowly. It's a small price to pay for Cocoon's advantages, though, especially for road warriors and others who access a lot of public networks. The Mailslots feature lets you create secure e-mail accounts, which is also nice for traveling. An especially useful feature is the forms manager page, which let us store saved form data securely and remotely instead of on our PC.

Mobile users will appreciate the way they can access their Cocoon accounts simply by entering their e-mail address and password on any PC that has Cocoon's software. Cocoon's accounts include premium options that add services, but the free tool worked well for us.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Does not work with Windows 8"

December 14, 2012  |  By Kolandex

 |  Version: Cocoon for Internet Explorer 1.2.0.37

Pros

Nothing to mention. IE does not run with Cocoon.

Cons

I have Windows 8 x64 IE10. Once installed, IE does not open. As soon as Cocoon uninstalled everything goes back to normal.

Summary

Not ready for Windows 8

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2 stars

"Difficult to use"

November 04, 2012  |  By edred.uk

 |  Version: Cocoon for Internet Explorer 1.2.0.37

Pros

Installed OK & activated.

Cons

It would'nt let me login to google mail.
It seems to restrict using sites that require a login.
After removing cocoon everything went well again.

Summary

In my opinion.....its not worth installing.

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3 stars

"Too few browsers"

February 12, 2012  |  By AntFed

 |  Version: Cocoon for Internet Explorer 1.2.0.37

Pros

It works well now but, later

Cons

Needs A longer list of browers that it can work with. It must be
independent of system and browser

Summary

OK for now.

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4 stars

"can find nothing wrong with it"

February 10, 2012  |  By charpps2

 |  Version: Cocoon for Internet Explorer 1.2.0.37

Pros

seems to work fine

Cons

can find nothing wrong

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5 stars

"Easy to install and use on FIRE FOX. Wonderful!"

February 03, 2012  |  By ohfobik

 |  Version: Cocoon for Internet Explorer 1.2.0.37

Pros

On FIRE FOX Easy to install, use and it is effective. Even in my location where many of these things no longer work.

Cons

I can't get it to work on IE8. I'm certain I'm not doing something correct. I think they'll help me solve it though.

Summary

I love COCOON, Thanks C-Net.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Virtual World Computing
Publisher web site https://getcocoon.com/
Release Date February 02, 2012
Date Added February 02, 2012
Version 1.2.0.37
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Internet Explorer Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.26MB
File Name CocoonIE-setup.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 30,458
Downloads Last Week 48
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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