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Instead of a stand-alone program eating up your system resources, this free Firefox add-on can ensure that young users are safe from inappropriate content. With a few simple clicks, FoxFilter successfully blocks select content on the Web.

FoxFilter can be accessed through your Preferences menu. The tabbed interface is very easy to read, and walks you through each security preference so that you don't miss a beat. The program comes preset with obvious keywords that would raise a red flag. You can edit the list and add your own keywords and Web sites. Likewise, you can add keywords that you want the program to ignore. Specific Web sites can be added to the list with ease. All of your settings can be password protected.

FoxFilter performed exactly as promised and applied all of our security settings without any issues. You'll rest easy when young users are online with the protection this freeware offers. We recommend this simple, effective plug-in for all users.

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1 stars

"Be Careful - This can't be removed unless you pay them."

February 18, 2010  |  By as-df

2010-02-18 09:02:40  |  By as-df

 |  Version: FoxFilter 5.3


Looked like it might work, but when i installed it didn't work as well as most other products in this class.


This product CANNOT be disabled or uninstalled without paying to register the product.
One star is too many.


This is NOT free, and it is NOT trial ware. If you install it you will have to pay.

It cannot be uninstalled or turned off without registering the product, which will cost you -- either in money paid for a product you don't want, or in time removing and reinstalling Firefox to get Foxfilter out of there (which I cannot guarantee will work as I won't have time to do until the weekend).

Be 100% certain that you want this BEFORE you install it.


The documentation says that you can remove it by going to add-ins and uninstalling it. I tried this several times, and it wouldn't work.

When I dug deeper in the documentation, it said that the options to modify disable, or uninstall the products are turned off until you register it (presumably to secure the product).

Taken together, this says that either I pay them $10 to register the product just long enough to uninstall it, or I reinstall Firefox to get it out that way.

Paying their extortion is probably your cheapest option.

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5 stars

"Whitelist blocks unwanted pages, allows useful pages."

April 09, 2009  |  By I_Sciguy

2009-04-09 12:05:34  |  By I_Sciguy

 |  Version: FoxFilter 5.3


This product allows a traditional blacklist or a whitelist. The whitelist allows an admin to specify only specific allowed sites; all others are blocked. The list can be updated at any time on any machine by any administrator with the password.


None really - the bugs I found when I first installed it are fixed now. Of course, one must use FireFox, but that's fine with me - I prefer it anyway.


I LOVE this product because it helps us to keep our adult education students from accessing porn, pictures of trucks, e-mail, and the like. They're allowed to go only to previously-specified educational sites. If we want to allow another site, we can do so on the spot by having an admin open the program interface and add the newly-desired site. We can also temporarily disable the product on the spot and re-enable it on the spot. We have yet to have a student break the program. Since only specific sites are allowed, we don't have problems with students downloading malware from bad sites or e-mail. And it's FREE!

The only workaround that I know of is that although the computer's MSIE icon can be made to automatically go to FireFox (just make FireFox the default browser), a student with computer savvy can start MSIE from places other than a desktop icon. In other words, a student who knows how to find the MSIE executable can run MSIE instead of FireFox and avoid the whitelist. However, as noted above, we have yet to have a student who knows how to do this, and none have broken the program in FireFox.

I will be recommending this product to the State of Kentucky for use in all its Adult Education Centers.

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5 stars

"it works"

July 29, 2008  |  By shekhar_yadav_tit

2008-07-29 04:10:11  |  By shekhar_yadav_tit

 |  Version: FoxFilter 5.3


it is small,works properly

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 5.3
Version 5.3 includes unspecified updates.
Publisher Dywayne Johnson
Publisher web site
Release Date January 22, 2008
Date Added January 22, 2008
Version 5.3
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista, Firefox: 2.0 - 2.0.0
Download Information
File Size 90.66KB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 7,329
Downloads Last Week 4
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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