Testing app due to customer service Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I like that the developer(s) actually respond to their users problems and work to create a fix. It shows that the developer actually believes in their product and they care that it works correctly and are not just into it for a dime. I'm testing now, but I already think I'm going to like this. - Lor

Cheers, Lor.

Masking Agent prevents YouTube, gives "An error occurred" Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Not a review, but a problem: with MA 1.4.0 enabled, YouTube videos don't display, but show "An error occurred, please try again later". If I disable MA and then open (or refresh) a YouTube page, videos play normally, even if I re-enable MA after opening one. After closing Firefox, this happens again, every time. Is YouTube (Google) refusing to set an important cookie when it detects a nonstandard ID? Is it a bug in Masking Agent?

I don't think you YT-problem is MA-related, because (as you said) YT works with MA both enabled and disabled. I have been using both YT and MA together for many years now, on different platforms, without any YT-problems. Please restart Firefox with all addons disabled (see the Help menu) and see if YT works. Then re-enable addons one by one and keep checking YT. That should zero in on the cause of your problems.

Not bad, could do better Rated 3 out of 5 stars

For me, this addon is almost good. He works fine but sometimes I get a trouble with some websites. Yes a very few but the issue is real... So the website doesn't work (at all like Scribens etc) or it cause a big mistake (like YouTube with the HTML5 player etc). Unless you change the default value to the right one... It could be hard to find...

Also, It isn't easy (or obvious) to determine he's the cause of these issues. You should know (or remember) one thing, always reload (a full) the website after you switch off this addon. Otherwise the issue will stay.
And I dislike the missing of some features. Like one (toolbar) icon and a whitelist. The aim, an easier and quick way to disable/enable this addon or exclude a website. That's a real lack...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Thanks

I added a toolbar button to switch it on or off in version 1.4.0. : ))

Thank You Basa Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Works very well and have had no problems at all, still on windows XP so this addon should help protect me a little. If you release a new version would it be possible to include a disable/enable toolbar icon to quick switch it for the odd website that doesn't work fully. CHEERS!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Your're welcome

I added a toolbar button to switch it on or off in version 1.4.0. : ))

Great add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great add-on. I love it.

One thing though: very few sites get confused when no info is given to them. For example, Vimeo loads in mobile mode when the add-on is enabled.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Thank you

Thank you for your review.

One possible solution for mobile versions would be to use site specific user-agents, e.g. general.useragent.override.vimeo.com

OK, but the wrong javascript values Rated 3 out of 5 stars

If you enter "Windows NT 6.1" to mask as Windows 7 the javascript values are changed as follows:
1. navigator.appVersion = 5.0 (Windows NT 6.1)
2. navigator.platform = Windows NT 6.1

But 1. should be "5.0 (Windows)" and 2. should be "Win32"

Also, an on/off feature in the Tools dropdownmenu would come in handy:-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

You're mistaking

Masking Agent does not claim to do what you suggest. It does not contain a set of known User Agent alternatives. It just replaces the platform with the text you provide.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I hope that what you are doing is working. I trust that it is. I love the idea of it all. Thank you for helping to keep my personal life private and for keeping the corporate wolves from my door and my personal information. :-)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

conflicts with other plugins Rated 3 out of 5 stars

hey dev,I like how simple and easy it is.but I play this game which uses unity webplayer and I can tell you for sure that if I keep the user agent as masking agent, the webplayer isnt detected. I have to disable this add on, then play,I hope in the future, you can add whitelist feature.otherwise good job

bad experience - http://www.ghacks.net/2013/10/11/masking-agent-blocks-os-cpu-information-revealed-internet/#comment-1901161

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Good Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A recommander :)
On est vraiment invisible le systeme d exploitation n apparait plus , ça serait encore mieux si on pouvait cacher le navigateur ;)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thank You for this tool, I'm on Linux, looking for a complete masking plugin. Maybe because of my ignorance in the matter, please evaluate the effectivness of a suggestion about more clearness of Your presentation, or eventually some improvements. As it's not given to see it working, an information about masking monitor resolution, operating system, intalled plugins, and whatever helps trackers in user identification, will be the very welcome (as a marketer, I personally think that a complete tool including a prebuilded ip switching could really become the nr 1 ). For this reason, waiting to understand a little bit more about it, I give a 4 stars rating. I will be happy to lift it at the max :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

linux behaviour Rated 5 out of 5 stars

on linux i get a strange behaviour where it changes the user-agent strings previously modified by user agent switcher,i don't get this in windows however

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Quick and easy way to mask the UA string; speedy support from the developer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is a pretty straight-forward add-on that does what it says, so I like it. Historically, I've just fiddled around in about:config to change user agent strings, but with some recent changes to Fx, this is just a much easier solution. The developer was quick to respond to a support question I had - I received help less than 1 hour after posting my query via Facebook - so that is a big plus.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Thanks

Thank you for your review.

Masks as it Should Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Thanks for this extension. It does what it says. I've been using it for a long time. Love it!!One minor glitch has cropped up, however. Today would be the second time I'm seeing this. When I go to some sites, it does not read the browser correctly and takes me to the mobile version of the site.

I was forced to go into the config file to the entry that is added by the extension and reset it so it deletes all the info in the 'value' section. When I do that, the site loads normally. I enabled the plugin again, so it could once again work, and the problem with it going to the mobile version of the site returned (I was visiting yahoo.com). I again reset the preference (general.useragent.override), which now had the values in it, so the values would be gone. The site then loaded normally. So it seems there is an issue with the values.

Not sure what it is, but it is causing some sites, in this case, yahoo.com, to redirect links to the main site, over to the mobile site version of yahoo instead. This is the second site that did this. But when it first happened, I thought it was a glitch and didn't think it was connected to Masking Agent. A little research uncovered the connection this time around. Hope this issue can be fixed so I can use the plugin again.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Thank you

Thank you for your review.
When I visit yahoo (with Masking Agent active) I do not encounter any mobile versions of anything. Could you contact me at basa.nl/contact and inform me which pages/links to follow to reproduce your mobile experience? Thanks.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A useful add-on for protecting your privacy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Thank you.

Great little plug in Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Great little plug in - Does what its supposed to.

I'd like to see an option to remove all the comment/parenthetical fragments from the UA string iinstead of just masking the platform info.

`Mozilla/5.0 Gecko/20100101 Firefox/17.0` vs `Mozilla/5.0 (masking agent; rv:17.0) Gecko/20100101 (blurb) Firefox/17.0 (blurb)`

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Thank you

I like your idea, there isn't really a lot of interesting stuff in there.

Suggestion Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Good product, but... I feel the goal is to make a Dynamic fingerprint, one that changes every time a new URL or tab is opened, that way your fingerprint is ALWAYS unique. To the tracker, you will seem to have an endless number of PC's on your IP addy. By only changing your useragent and OS to another static name won't help you, they will track just you with that new static changed information. You need something that changes every time a new URL or tab is entered.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.0). 

Masking Agent

March 10, 2015: I added an option to use a different, randomized replacement text, in Masking Agent version 1.4.0. I also added a toolbar button to switch it on or off.

February 28, 2013: The goal of Masking Agent is simply to hide your platform information.