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A Firefox Add-on that will protect you

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#1 Machinery


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Posted 30 November 2010 - 07:05 AM

Hello world!
I want to present you a new security add-on for Firefox: LinkExtend!
This add-on will show you weather a site is good or not, safe for children, pagerank based on Google, site traffic, search traffic and more.
Official site:http://linkextend.com
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#2 Justa


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 02:11 PM

You might want to also look at the WOT (World of Trust) add on for Firefox. It gives you safety ratings for each site also and has the benefit of having a very large database of users used to determine the ratings.

#3 Romeo29


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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:57 PM

There many others for Firefox : Web of Trust (WoT), McAfee SiteAdvisor, AVG LinkScanner etc.
But LinkExtend seems to use the data from all these including others like Norton SafeWeb.

LinkExtend : https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10777/

But I find it complex to use.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:42 PM

Not a big fan of such add-ons. Many times a web page will get a bad rating because of links it may contain to other sites. Or, because of software that is available for download from it. The software in and of itself is actually quit safe to use. It depends on what it is used for that gives an otherwise very safe site\program a bad ranking.

The last I knew, the rankings for WOT, Site Advisor, etc. are developed by, for the most part, votes from the average user. When it comes to where I go on the Internet, I will trust myself and my own security set-up. No one else`s.

#5 Hayton


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Posted 06 December 2010 - 11:22 PM

WOT's ratings are certainly derived from user input, but Norton Safe Web and SiteAdvisor take a different approach. SiteAdvisor uses an automated testing system for websites based on behavioral analysis, or something similar. There's a technical White Paper somewhere on the McAfee site if you're really interested, but it's a long and technical document... those user reviews on SiteAdvisor pages, though, don't count towards a rating. They mostly seem to be for letting off steam by dissatisfied customers :-) Fun to read, sometimes, but mostly pretty repetitive and dull. Norton SafeWeb must use something similar.

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