Firefox Profile Manager Plus

Firefox Profile Manager Plus

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,743
  • Date Added:
    September 08, 2011
  • File Size:
    546.89KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Firefox Profile Manager Plus Extension (FPM+) is a useful extension that lets you create individual password-protected user profiles in Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. Each profile has its own log-ins, passwords, preferences, history, bookmarks, and other personal data. It's an ideal solution for allowing multiple users to access the Internet using Firefox on one computer, but it's also a great way for individual users to keep separate, secure user profiles for accessing the company network from home, billable activity, and maintaining privacy.

FPM's installation process is more involved than the typical Firefox extension, requiring specific steps to succeed, including allowing it to run as a beta application in Firefox. For example, Firefox must be closed. FPM also has a Windows-style installer and a dedicated uninstaller that runs from the Windows Start menu. When FPM's installer finished, the Create User Profile tool appeared. FPM offers a neat option to specify an icon for each profile as you create them. We entered a profile name and created and confirmed our password, but nothing happened. Eventually we learned from the program's Web site that we had to type in "firefox.exe -ProfileManager" in the Windows Search field to open an updated user profile tool. This improved pop-up let us select the default account option to open Firefox. After we'd sorted that out, FPM worked well. Whenever we started Firefox, FPM's User Profile Manager gave the option of opening or editing an existing profile. To uninstall FPM, you must use the provided uninstaller in the program's Start Menu folder.

As we noted, FPM is something of a beta release, with a few rough edges. For example, the installation finished with a readme.txt file that practically demanded to be read, yet it contained incomplete or out-of-date installation and setup instructions, and we had to go to the program's Web site to find accurate documentation. But more than a few of our favorite extensions are works in progress, and the same can be said of Firefox itself. Firefox Profile Manager Plus Extension is certainly a useful way to create multiple secure user accounts in single installations of Firefox.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "No Need of this"

    December 03, 2012   |   By bod62uk

    Version: Firefox Profile Manager Plus 2.0

    Pros

    there are no reasons to download anything to enable profiles in firefox do the following......

    Cons

    .......simply click run and type 'firefox -ProfileManager' without the quotes. hit ok and away you go.

    Summary

    pointless download, use above to activate built in firefox profile manager.

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  • 1 stars

    "Fake product for piggy backing unwanted software"

    November 02, 2012   |   By Vanillaman

    Version: Firefox Profile Manager Plus 2.0

    Pros

    None. Fraudulant

    Cons

    There is no exe for this. It does NOT launch, and the only options it has is an uninstaller. During the process of installing, it sneakily installs unwanted toolbars and programs that are difficult to get rid of.

    Summary

    Fake, Fake. Beware

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  • 2 stars

    "unreliable"

    August 12, 2012   |   By taekvideo

    Version: Firefox Profile Manager Plus 2.0

    Pros

    Relatively easy to use.

    Cons

    If someone logs into the Guest account, then closes Firefox, then launches Firefox again within the next 30-60 seconds, the profile manager plus won't load (Firefox will come up directly)
    Additionally, if they access the original profile manager at that time, they can login to "protected" profiles without providing the password.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.0
    Version 2.0 is compatible with Firefox 5,6 and 7.
    General
    Publisher Christodoulos Tsiambartas
    Publisher web site http://www.ctsiambartas.com/
    Release Date April 05, 2011
    Date Added September 08, 2011
    Version 2.0
    Category
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Me, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows 7
    Additional Requirements Mozilla Firefox 3.5
    Download Information
    File Size 546.89KB
    File Name setup.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 3,743
    Downloads Last Week 5
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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