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Editors' Review


A Firefox add-on that effectively blocks malicious sites, Firekeeper isn't really for the average user. The interface is a simple pull-down menu with two options: disable and preferences. Preferences are very simple; add sites to a blacklist or a white list. Adding to the blacklist was a piece of cake. Stumble over a malicious site, and Firekeeper presents you with a warning dialog box for instantly adding the site to the blacklist.

It's too bad the process isn't as easy with the white list. The Help file goes a long way toward explaining how to accomplish this feat, which can't be accomplished by merely placing a URL on the white list. You'll have to know a set of commands to enter with the URL. Consequently, many novice users won't bother missing the full benefit of this utility.

We tested Firekeeper against its own test sites and in the wild. It caught every malicious site we tried, but no tool is expected to be 100 percent effective. We're sure some programmers will find a way around this freeware add-on. Until then, Firekeeper can be an important part of your system's protection.

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3 stars

"The idea and cnet review sounds good."

May 25, 2010  |  By Tikkiduneq

2010-05-25 06:07:11  |  By Tikkiduneq

 |  Version: Firekeeper 0.2.6


The cnet review and the concept of how it protects.


I have firefox 3.6.3. and it did not permit me to install it because "it does not provide secure updates" as it was noted.


I would've want something like this one but I couldn't. I gave it 3 stars for the concept and minus 2 for not clearing the install problem with Mozilla.

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2 stars

"Firefox 2 wouldn't allow me to install this"

July 21, 2007  |  By guruman123

2007-07-21 08:22:27  |  By guruman123

 |  Version: Firekeeper 0.2.6


Unable to tell


Firefox wouldn't allow me to install this add-on and also wouldn't allow me to use the options to add the site to the approved list. So I haven't been able to use the program. I haven't been able to determine whether this is a problem unique to my system or something more general.

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3 stars


March 17, 2007  |  By .Josh.

2007-03-17 19:18:44  |  By .Josh.

 |  Version: Firekeeper 0.2.6


Wow! A Institution Detection System For Firefox!!!!???? Would we all need Firewalls in the Future??? Well I think this is going to go VERY Well for Firefox!


Doesn't have enough features.




Also, When you test it can be complicated, So keep your firewall on.

That's about it... But this is still only the FIRST official alpha release for Firekeeper. I can't wait for the full version.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site
Release Date March 08, 2007
Date Added March 08, 2007
Version 0.2.6
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Firefox
Download Information
File Size 99.14KB
File Name firekeeper-0.2.6-windows.xpi
Total Downloads 7,989
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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