Asked to install adware, no problem declining Rated 5 out of 5 stars

ShowIP seems to work as well as ever.

After install and Firefox' restart, ShowIP politely asked to install the AdBeaver adware. I declined, I see no sign of adware, and ShowIP works fine.

I have no objection to the developers seeking payment for their hard work, as long as they do it openly and honestly. If you don't want to use the adware, consider donating.

To the devs: If you could monetize it without impacting my privacy, I'd do it. Perhaps at least include a link to donations in the window asking about AdBeaver.

Adware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Installs unwanted adware (adbeaver).

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Avoid, installs extra addons(adbeaver???), and will annoy you until you agree to do so, uninstalled the whole mess of addons.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

便利に使っていたのですが、AdBeaverが勝手にインストールされるようになってから、Amazonでえっちな広告が出るようになり、とても使いづらくなってしまいました。説明によれば、AdBeaverのインストールは断ることもできるようですが、私にとってはAdBeaverはマルウェアといっていいようなものなので、ShowIPの使用もあきらめることにしました。

Installs malware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This extension installs malware (adware?) called Adbeaver which if isn't theft, isn't far north of theft. Also five star reviews seem fishy in their wording.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It installs additional addon which I dislike

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like the way it shows the information.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

It works and show some data but also installs some adware

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It's easy to use and helpful. It also wants to install some other things but you can approve or deny. I think everyone can remove any additional software installed without permission after all.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Getting the ip of a domain is easy with cmd prompt but here with this extension you have it written in the toolbar - it's more conveninet.

Very useful! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Spyware, Malware, Adware , what everyone keeps saying.. don't click ok in the update and you can still use ShowIP as you did before. I am still recommending this add-on without reservation. The main value of ShowIP is in the tools associated with a single click. Imho everyone working on the Internet should have it in his toolbox.

It still works perfect - no matter what! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I still think ShowIP is a very helpful plugin. I have been using ShowIP for some time now to identify the webhosts of domains. You can use ShowIP perfectly to identify link networks and other shady stuff that is done for link building. Regarding the spyware I am not so worried. If you don’t like the stuff that comes with the update you don’t have to click “ok” or you just remove it in the add-on settings right after you accidentally did.

Avoid at all costs Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This installs the AdBeaver Addon without even asking!!
I repeat:
Installs a third party Addon just for some quick cash!
Possibly compromising browser security.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Beware of anyone who uses the word “fair” or “fairness”! Visitors to this page are alerted that something called “AdBeaver” will be installed. Those who were using the add-on before get a pseudo-warning, designed to be given a thoughtless okay as the user runs through the many things that one does when getting a system started. Research AdBeaver, and you'll remove ShowIP altogether!

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Current version offers you to add AdBeaver which adds crap like foxydeal to your browser. Be careful not to accept the feature. AVOID.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Adds AdBeaver addon which IMHO is bloat/Malware.
Possible trojan or at least a rescripter... Read my review on AdBeaver to get more details.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.2). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Add-on contains adware AdBeaver, there are add-ons that will preform as well or better than Show-IP without compromising your browser. the Adware is a security threat

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.6). 

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Version 2.7.6 installe adware AdBeaver

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.6).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

WARNING: Show-IP Version 2.7.6 installs additional Addon AdBeaver - I installed the software a couple of weeks ago. The addon worked well, the reviews had been positive.

Yesterday I was searching on Amazon and then an additional head layer was displayed advertising another shopping site to search the product for.

Honestly: I was shocked. A short research then showed the alliance with AdBeaver.

It is mentioned in the actual description now that AdBeaver is installed upon request / questionaire.

I have to say that I have not seen that during installation, and also never been asked for installation neither would I ever accept that.

It is definitive sensitive information where I spend my time and what I search for. Due to the fact that other users also complain, that the installation of the AdBeaver was not intended and without prompt my feeling is to been tricked and sold. Sad for the good addon, but I can't recommend it to install.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.6). 

used to be ok, now it's adware Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I wasn't even aware it had introduced adware in my browser. uninstalled

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7.6).