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  • Date Added:
    December 12, 2011
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

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Editors' Review


LinkExtend is a Firefox toolbar that displays a wide variety of information about the Web sites you visit. Whether you're trying to protect your computer from malicious programs or your children from inappropriate content, LinkExtend can help you stay safe on the Web.

The toolbar's interface is intuitive, with well-labeled icons for the program's functions. An online Help file does a good job of describing LinkExtend's features. The toolbar displays each Web site's rankings in terms of security, child safety, and company ethics, as well as Google PageRank and SiteTraffic. You can view your browsing history and see a list of similar Web sites. The program has its own search box as well as the ability to search a wide variety of preselected Web sites organized into different categories based on keywords or phrases. The only aspect of the toolbar that disappointed us was the ethics rating. We visited a wide variety of Web sites while using LinkExtend, and the company ethics rating came back as "unknown" for every single one, even when we visited the sites of businesses known to be major ethical offenders. Otherwise, we liked the toolbar and felt it was a valuable addition to Firefox. More than once we've surfed our way onto suspicious Web sites and wished for a quick and easy way to determine the level and nature of the risk they pose, and LinkExtend definitely solves that problem.

LinkExtend is free. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

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  • 3 stars

    "Great Tool"

    August 16, 2010   |   By rondo341

    Version: LinkExtend 1.1


    This is a great tool to help you identify sites that are malicious, unsafe for kids, etc.


    Millions of sites have not been tested by any of Link Extend's providers.


    Overall, this tool is very helpful and can prevent a lot of problems.

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  • 4 stars

    "Great safety ratings"

    March 14, 2010   |   By SJSF

    Version: LinkExtend 1.0.7


    Great safety ratings.


    Only seems to work with Google search.

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  • 5 stars

    "A Must Have Add-On..."

    December 21, 2009   |   By Silas_Greenback

    Version: LinkExtend 1.0.6


    It's like having 7 link checkers in one. Since I've been using it, it's hard to use a different browser without this security blanket.


    The editorial mentioned the Ethics button. I've only paid attention to the Safety button, but I guess that's an issue. (Though not for me.)


    I'd feed naked without it. It's like a security blanket.

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    Full Specifications

    What's new in version 1.1.5
    Version 1.1.5 has fixed Google search results.
    Publisher ConciseFreeware
    Publisher web site
    Release Date December 12, 2011
    Date Added December 12, 2011
    Version 1.1.5
    Category Browsers
    Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Firefox 1.5 - 9.0
    Download Information
    File Size 1008.13KB
    File Name linkextend_safety_kidsafe_site_tools-1.1.5-fx.xpi
    Total Downloads 3,403
    Downloads Last Week 1
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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