This free plug-in gives you a little added security by allowing you to view a link's security risk before clicking on it. Though we encountered a few minor annoyances, it worked well for us overall.
After installation, HHOTT View opens Firefox if you have that browser installed, even if it's not your default browser. For IE, we had to add the button to the toolbar. We didn't like that it added an extra toolbar for just one button. The button has a drop-down menu that enables the preview and the safe-browsing feature. The link to the publisher's site didn't work, but the About link did. There's a brief video on the site that tells you how the program works, although it's easy enough to figure out on your own. We were able to pass our mouse over each and every link on a particular Web page, without clicking, to reveal a tiny icon denoting the link's risk. Green, of course, means safe, and red, unsafe. When we disabled the safe-browsing feature, a blue icon appeared with every link. We liked the preview feature, which allowed us to view the link's source page in a separate window, and without interrupting our browsing.
We appreciate this plug-in's unobtrusive approach to keeping you safe. This is a great tool to have on hand if you're looking for a little added security.
HHOTT View is a free browser add-on that lets consumers safely preview links and rich media web content without clicking or leaving the current Web page. Simply mouseover the preview icon next to a text or image link and a safe preview window appears instantly with the linked content. No more clicking back and forth. Some of the HHOTT View's unique features are: * Display safety rating on each link to support secure and safe browsing * Preview window is a full-featured browser window, not just a small static screen shot * Preview window can be placed anywhere within or outside of the browser window; in the main monitor or the second monitor * Separate preview window for each browser window or browser tab to keep the browsing context * Preview links anywhere on the web page including the ones in iframes * Auto update with extensible architecture to add new features and services. HHOTT View works great with a single monitor and is a must-have browser add-on for dual monitors. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
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This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.