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Firekeeper

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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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  • 3.0 stars

    "The idea and cnet review sounds good."

    May 25, 2010  |   By Tikkiduneq

    Version: Firekeeper 0.2.6

    Pros

    The cnet review and the concept of how it protects.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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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  • 2.0 stars

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

    July 21, 2007  |   By guruman123

    Version: Firekeeper 0.2.6

    Pros

    Unable to tell

    Cons

    Firefox 2.0.0.5 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Firekeeper!"

    March 17, 2007  |   By .Josh.

    Version: Firekeeper 0.2.6

    Pros

    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!

    Cons

    Doesn't have enough features.

    Rules

    About

    Enable

    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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