SiteAdvisor for Firefox

SiteAdvisor for Firefox

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 377 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
beta
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
January 20, 2006
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
1,009,879
Downloads Last Week:
1
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Mozilla Firefox

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

These days, even casual Web surfing can expose you to threats such as covert spyware installs and browser hijacks. This free and ingenious little Firefox extension gives you a leg up online by alerting you to potentially hazardous Web sites. SiteAdvisor appears as an unobtrusive icon in Firefox's lower-left corner. Whenever you visit a new site, the icon will display one of three colors: green means it's safe, yellow means it's iffy, and red indicates the existence of potential threats or annoyances. Clicking the arrow icon on the interface gives you an option for viewing more details, where you'll get in-depth information about the site you're visiting. SiteAdvisor alerts users as to whether a site has been known to bundle adware or spyware, unleash a deluge of pop-ups, or spam visitors. In our tests, SiteAdvisor turned out accurate and reliable results. And while it doesn't have a wide array of features, we really like the URL highlighter. Enabling this feature will display site rankings directly from your search engine, helping to guard you against drive-by installs that may initiate as soon as you type a URL. We urge any regular Firefox user who's concerned about his or her online safety to take this no-cost extension for a spin.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 377 votes

    • 5 star: 230
    • 4 star: 62
    • 3 star: 23
    • 2 star: 20
    • 1 star: 42
  • Current Version:

    4.6

    out of 65 votes

    • 5 star: 51
    • 4 star: 6
    • 3 star: 5
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 2
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  • 5 stars

    "Fast and secure search engine"

    June 13, 2009   |   By alvarado99

    Version: SiteAdvisor for Firefox beta

    Pros

    The best improvement for me is that I was able to delete the annoying never ending surfing history (star*bookmark add on) from the latest Firefox that I was previously using.

    Cons

    I have trouble to activate Mc Afee Site Adviser

    Summary

    Faster than Internet explorer when using Gmail and it works very well in conjunction with Thunderbird when forwarding a web page link

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