TrustWatch Search for Firefox

TrustWatch Search for Firefox

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    1,675
  • Date Added:
    August 01, 2006
  • File Size:
    23.81KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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Editors' Review

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This nifty Firefox extension displays Web site rating information for all search results, but it failed to support one of the search engines cited.

TrustWatch Search for Firefox places a small, modest button on the lower-right corner of your browser. It uses a color-rating scheme to warn surfers about potentially dangerous Web sites known to have sent phishing e-mails and spam in the past and that may install covert spyware or adware on your computer. TrustWatch Search for Firefox supports Yahoo and MSN placing a red, yellow, or green indicator beside search results, and results were accurate and reliable. Simply click the indicators to view more information about the site or to report the site for phishing or fraudulent activity. However, Google is listed as a supported site, but the application failed to work with Google searches during our tests.

Google fans won't appreciate it, but others may like this free extension's protective measures.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"A FREE and great addon for FF Browser need I say more? :(|)"

September 10, 2006  |  By DUKESofHAZZARD

 |  Version: TrustWatch Search for Firefox 0.2.4

Pros

You got it then. I installed this on my Mozilla FF browser and was very impressed with the color rating system they use to warn websurfers about safe or potentially dangerous websites that are known to send spam, phish e-mails, install hidden spyware/adaware on your pc and even cause your pc to freeze, crash, etc.

The 3 basic color ratings are just like the colors of traffic lights, GREEN means go, YELLOW means proceed with caution and don't cross unless you must, and RED means beware and stop unless you must really must enter this site.

I also use McAfee's SiteAdvisor which is very similar to GeoTrust, they're compatible with each other and they don't conflict, it is available for FREE as a FF addon extension, and sometimes both SA and TrustWatch will give the same or a different website warning. If a someone you know e-mails you a "cool" or "funny" link that you should click to check out, before you foolishly click on it, you should first copy and paste the url/website address and paste it onto google's search box to see if the "cool" or "funny" is a safe and worthy site or if it is a rogue website that should not be entered.

Do you or a kid in your family like to use Kazaa on your pc and find yourself wondering why your bleeping pc is always infected with a virus, runs very slow, freezes, crashes and burns out often? Then google kazaa.com to see what TrustWatch and McAfee SA both have to say about kazaa.

I have installed TrustWatch on my friends and relatives FF browswer and they like both TrustWatch and SiteAdvisor very much.

Cons

The day we must have to pay for using TrustWatch which I hope doesn't happen in a million years. ;P So I hope Google, Yahoo, or Microsoft Corp. doesn't buy so they can turn around and sell it to us if we want to use it :(

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher GeoTrust
Publisher web site http://www.trustwatch.com/
Release Date August 01, 2006
Date Added August 01, 2006
Version 0.2.4
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Any OS with Mozilla Firefox 1.0+ or Flock 0.7+
Download Information
File Size 23.81KB
File Name trustwatch_search_by_geotrust-0.2.4-fx+fl.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,675
Downloads Last Week 3
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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