|User since||Oct. 22, 2009|
|Number of add-ons developed||4 add-ons|
|Average rating of developer's add-ons||Rated 3 out of 5 stars|
Add-ons I've created
Search spam blocker. Tells you about the company behind each search result. Limits search ads to one ad per page.
New! - now available on Android
Reduces the number of ads on search result pages.
AdRater Requires Restart
Rate all Google AdWords links using the SiteTruth system
SearchRater Requires Restart
SearchRater rates the business behind a search result for legitimacy. SearchRater works with the search engines Google, Bing, Yahoo, Blekko, and DuckDuckGo. Ratings come from the SiteTruth rating system.
Spys on your email Rated 1 out of 5 stars
This used to be a good add-on. Then Abine added what they claim is a "mail anonymizing" feature. But what that does is forward your email to Abine. That's a terrible idea. And it's in your face all the time. Abine is constantly watching what you type. If you type an email address, Abine pops up a message.
Does not work with Internet Archive video Rated 3 out of 5 stars
Video on the Internet Archive (archive.org) will not play with FlashBlock enabled. The audio plays, and a second Flashblock icon appears in the middle of the video.
Try, for example, "https://archive.org/details/Aethericmachine14"
Major privacy violation - this add-on now "phones home". Rated 1 out of 5 stars
"NOTE: WIPS.COM'S EXTENSION SERVICE COLLECTS AND STORES INFORMATION ABOUT THE WEB PAGES YOU VIEW. IN SOME CASES, INFORMATION COLLECTED BY THE EXTENSION SERVICE MAY BE PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE, BUT PRIVACY IS IMPORTANT AT WIPS.COM, AND WE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ANALYZE WEB USAGE DATA TO DETERMINE THE IDENTITY OF ANY WIPS.COM USER. ...
This add-on needs to be forced to use a new name, and not auto-installed. Or deleted outright.
Used with Ad Limiter? Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Mozilla suggests that this is "frequently used with Ad Limiter", which is a selective ad blocker. Someone installing both must be rather conflicted.
Just broken Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Broken. If you have more than 9 sites listed, so that the input window has to scroll, it starts blocking everything.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.1.1.1-signed.1-signed). This user has other reviews of this add-on.
Great idea, too buggy Rated 2 out of 5 stars
It's a good basic tool, but not well implemented. It can hang the browser if you add to its blocklist while other windows are open. The "BlockSite has blocked elements of this page" comes up on pages that don't have blocked elements, when some other open page gets the message.
For the people who complain that it doesn't block subdomains, note that it needs wildcards, like "*.example.com", in the blocklist, to do that.
Useful, but pop-up banner appears on wrong pages. Rated 3 out of 5 stars
The blocking function works fine. I've been using this as a blocker for ad sites, and it works quite well. Web browsing becomes much faster with a hard block on these sites. Here's a useful list to block:
The only problem is the annoying banner that appears when a site has a blocked ad. Not only does it appear on the page where content is being blocked, it also appears on other pages that happen to be open at the time but don't contain blocked links.