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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 3 votes out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.2.6
  • Total Downloads:
    7,998
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 08, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    99.14KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Firefox extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Firefox browser.

Editors' Review

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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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mozilla
Publisher web site http://www.mozilla.org/
Release Date March 08, 2007
Date Added March 08, 2007
Version 0.2.6
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/Vista, Firefox 1.5.0.0+
Download Information
File Size 99.14KB
File Name firekeeper-0.2.6-windows.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,998
Downloads Last Week 0
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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