182 reviews for this add-on
  • Great add-on... Its interface is small and minimal, and it does it job well with good controls.

    The per site basis allows you to set the referrer the visiting site requires the actual ref to be sent (for "Security Reasons").

    The ability to use a custom ref is awesome... i use "Get Firefox!" and i suggest you do too!
  • A must-Have Addon. Great!
    Had very little problems on all my websites i visit after disable the Referer by default.
  • I'm a SeaMonkey user and would very much like a version of RefControl for my browser.
  • PLEASE, do it for FF-v3.5

    We are very anxious for this new version...
  • Perfect! Does just what I want as the default, but allowing for easy customization after clicking that unobtrusive little icon. Thanks so much.
  • I noticed this has a performance impact (according to the "this script is slow" firefox alerts).
  • James you are a genius. I love RefControl. It operates perfectly in the background and is just fantastic.

    Thank you very much!
  • Very useful, because it prevents sites from behaving differently based on where I'm coming from. Works perfectly.
  • It serves its purpose.
  • Be careful with this. It caused me to not be able to login to my bank's online account access system.
  • Please add support for Firefox3.1
  • It's a great one, can you add an option "Picture only"?
  • Great! And I don't have the problems mentioned by Joerg. (Tested with package monitoring software 'wireshark')
  • nice addon, looks as if it would do exactly what I need. But if you open a link where you have blocked sending the referrer with the midlle mouse button in a new tab, RefControl does not work, the referrer will be transmitted.
  • works as indicated!!! 5 stars
  • I recently started using this addon, really liked it. I set default as 'No Referer' and make the exclusions for the sites that I want to send referal and it is working like a charm. The only missing options is the jokers (* ?) or regular expression type of rules. Why? Because one website that I visit a lot, I want to send them a custom referer header but they allow images only to be loaded from their site so I should be sending referer 'Normal' for any url ending with *.jpg and rest of the site, use my custom referer. It might be too much to ask but that would make this little addon charming. :)
  • been using RefControl a long time and really like it, but it would be nice to easily enable/disable via left click on the status bar button rather than having to r-click and choose from menu.
  • Now some sites will working

    Thanks
  • Very nice.
    I would like to see it handling User-Agent: in the same way.
  • This tool is not only GREAT for your privacy (after all, why should I want anyone to know where I came from), but it's also a nice "feature" to promote your own site. Since many nosy webmasters keep a record of their referrers and sometimes even display them somewhere on the site, you can draw people to your own site just by making your own URL the default referrer. :-D
  • Great Addon! Referrers can say a lot about your browsing habits. The way this was written just compliments other Addons, e.g. CS Lite, NoScript. :D
  • The extension is great, really useful, but it doesnt work with some sites, even when i set it to Normal (clicking on image thumbnail, no pic is showing, just the little "cracked" image icon).

    If i turn it off, refresh the page, click thumbnail again, voilá, image is there.

    IMHO it would be useful to add a per-site enable/disable option, or if this problem is solvable in some other way, it would be great.

    Anyway, five stars it deserves :)
  • Great for the paranoids out there. Just block all 3rd party sites and relax, or block everything and whitelist sites you have to. Either way, brilliant.
  • On the contrary, this extension is great for anyone who browses forums and gets sick of seeing "lol hotlinking r teh eval" images in peoples' posts. Just forge the referrer and it's no longer a problem. :-)
  • Does what it's supposed to and easy to configure. However, this falls under the category of paranoia extensions. I used to use this, but these days I'm shying away from extensions I don't really need.