Rated 3 out of 5 stars
I have received an email from the Developer of Fox Lingo:
"My name is Yotam. I am the owner of FoxLingo Firefox extension.
We do not in any way include SimilarWeb in FoxLingo.
What we do have, is a SimilarWeb advertisement on the FoxLingo update page.
Please take a look at the FoxLingo update page and you will see that it says:
"FoxLingo has been updated to version 2.6.2" (because it is a page that is launched AFTER update, to show users the changes that have been made)
After this is the SimilarWeb advertisement with a download button.
I assume that you though the download button was for installing the FoxLingo update and then you got the SimilarWeb install instead.
We have had the SimilarWeb advertisement up for many months now and got no complaints of this sort.
Actually we even got good feedback from users that were happy to discover SimilarWeb through us.
I am very sorry for this whole miss-understanding.
Maybe you can give SimilarWeb another chance, I know them personally and they are a company with good ethics.
I would like to add that although Yotam is mistaken about how he perceives this to have happened, I totally understand why he thought this was probable. I have been using FF addons for many years now. I am intimately familiar with how to update addons.
What he imagines is not what happened in my case. I clicked the usual update button for Fox Lingo in Firefox (not on a web page). When Firefox restarted, the page it opened to was SimilarWeb's, not his, and it said "Thank you for installing SimilarWeb."
Just as I described.
As I told Yotam in my reply to him, at least SimilarWeb TOLD me it had been installed, so I could remove it. Had there been no "Thank You" redirect, who knows how long it would have taken for me to realize it was there.
I hold nothing against Fox Lingo or its developers, but I do report things that happen as they happened. As a means of adding at least some "benefit of the doubt," I have added this three star rating, somewhat neutralizing the single star of my last review.
This did happen, and though I can't explain why, or be certain who is to blame, if anyone, this should stay for now. If it never happens again, the many more positive ratings that follow should neutralize this review.
If more reports like this begin to surface, then there is obviously something that needs to be addressed.