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Adblock Plus

Still the best Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Happy to be the 5,000th review!

I've used ABP for years and it's a big reason I use Firefox on Android. I can't stand to be without it.

I'm tired of the whiners who refuse to understand the "acceptable ads" policy ABP implemented a few years ago. Is it really that difficult to grasp? Is it really that difficult to uncheck a box one time after you install the extension?

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.7).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

LastPass Password Manager

This is a joke Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Like others, I just updated to Firefox 43.0 and found that the LastPass extension is totally broken now. I use a total of 45 (yes, 45) extensions, and this is the ONLY one that has this issue. Most of the other extensions I use are maintained by freeware extension authors, and yet all 44 of the other authors found it worthwhile and doable to make their extensions compliant months ago. The ONE extension I pay to use has not been made compliant.

Edit: Wow, Jeff Andreson, aren't you clever? You want a golf clap for that? I'll keep my "stupid review" posted because what I said still applies. If LastPass had updated the extension to make it signed and compliant, they should have forced an update detection so it would auto-update and none of us would have had to screw around, or sent an email, or SOMETHING. Funny how a user can be running 50 extensions and EVERY OTHER ONE updates just fine and seamlessly, yet you still think we're in the wrong. Well, I'm not toeing that line. LastPass screwed this up, period. It makes no sense whatsoever that UNSIGNED software could simply be reinstalled and magically become SIGNED and keep the SAME version number. I think they pulled a fast one here, so they can say "Oh, it's been signed for a long time; just reinstall. It's magic!"

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.2.40). 

Private Tab

Private tabs and tracking protection Rated 5 out of 5 stars

@jsmithson:

"Question: In the newest Firefox 42.0, they've added some anti-tracking features to private windows. I assume that works in private tabs too, but I'm not sure. Does anybody know?"

Tracking protection does not work in private tabs. It's easy enough to check, and I just did: Load a page in a private window. Click the address bar icon. You will see "Tracking Protection" there. Now load a page in a private tab. No "Tracking Protection" entry.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.8.1). 

Avira Browser Safety

Needs work to be worthy of the "Avira" name Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I love Avira. I'm licensed through 2020 for 3 PCs. But this extension is not very good.

It blocks and warns on perfectly legitimate web sites. PayPal.com is just one prominent example that I've encountered and seen other users report in their forum. There are many other examples, but I'm not interested in posting my browsing history online.

The price comparison feature is annoying, and never useful. I also find it an odd choice of features to add to a security-oriented extension. It also makes me feel spied upon, because clearly someone, somewhere is watching my online shopping.

The search result feature seems to only work with a few major search providers, such as Google and Bing. This makes the feature useless to me, because I care about my privacy. I don't use Google or Bing; I use Ixquick.com, StartPage.com, and DuckDuckGo.com.

And lately, it doesn't block or even detect any trackers at all. When it did, I found it didn't block many by default. I'm not sure if that was by design. You had to go in and manually enable blocking, AFTER the tracker already loaded and ... did its tracking. This is a terrible design. And like I said, the tracker blocking feature doesn't work at all anymore, unless the "0" I keep seeing on EVERY site is incorrect.

Remove the price comparison feature (your greedy partners can deal with it; customers should come first). Fix the tracker feature. Make it block by default. And stop blocking legitimate sites!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.6.0). 

Locationbar²

Great add-on Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've been using this extension for years and it's still my favorite of its kind. I should be like every idiot out there and simply say that "It's the best!"

Click-to-Play Manager

Simple but wonderful! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

THANK YOU, JORGE! I have been looking for a way to do this, and it was bothering me. Now, I've removed all plugin permissions in one shot. Great!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.3.1.1-signed). 

Web of Trust, MyWOT/WOT: Website Reputation Rating

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

This add-on is worse than useless; it's harmful. The reasons are the same two reasons that go along with most bad things in life: Unethical people, and unintelligent people.

On one hand, a small handful of people can wage a harmful and resource-draining smear campaign on perfectly legitimate websites. On the other hand, you will frequently see other perfectly legitimate websites rated as dangerous simply because one or more anti-virus vendors generated a false positive or a meaningless heuristic detection on some software that website offers for download. You will also see the sites of legitimate software (such as monitoring software) vendors rated poorly, as if a user could somehow navigate to the site, download and install the software, and then become "victim" to it.

Many sites do have accurate ratings in WOT, but too many do not. WOT itself is not trustworthy.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20131118.1-signed). 

AutoPagerize

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm so glad I've learned to ignore people. The "Re-Pagination" extension is rated a solid 5 stars, yet that extension didn't work at all for me on sites like Amazon.com. This one does.

Re-Pagination

Useless Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Would be clunky and inconvenient even if it worked, but it didn't work on any site I tried it on.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2015.01.11.1-signed). 

TrackMeNot

Frustrating Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I love the concept of this extension, but it is so terribly buggy, I can't stand it. I have a huge number of empty log entries. Apparently, TMN has been submitting empty searches.

TMN doesn't work at all unless I enable "Use tab to search". But when I enable that option, TMN slows Firefox to an absolute unusable crawl. Also, when a new search is performed, the tab it's running in turns the loading animation on and off over and over and over.

Validating the RSS also doesn't appear to do anything. I get no feedback whatsoever when I use that function.

I'd pay $50 for a fully functional bit of software of this type.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.8.16.1-signed). 

Dictionary Pop-Up by Dictionary.com (Official)

Repulsive privacy policy Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I am familiar with Dictionary.com's Android app, so I assumed their atrocious privacy policy would also be in effect here, and it sure is. Other users have mentioned this, but it bears repeating. If you use this extension, here is what you are giving them:

* Your IP address.
* Unique identifier which tracks your installation
* Your geographic location.
* The URL of the PREVIOUS web page you visited before visiting their site.
* Words you look up (of course).
* And so on.

And they share everything with other parties.

Disable WebRTC

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

"The one-star review was crap." Hilarious. This is from a person who calls the WebRTC functionality a "vulnerability".

My "one-star review" accurately pointed out that this extension did not notice changes to the applicable setting that were made outside the extension itself. The developer replied positively to my review, said "Good call", and improved the extension as a result. Then, a real expert chimed in.

Thanks for updating the extension. Well done.

@Nope: Although Chrome does not natively allow you to block WebRTC (at the time of this writing, anyway), there are Chrome extensions that can block WebRTC in that browser. Please find them, and go back to using Chrome.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.3.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Disable WebRTC

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Along with another reviewer, I think it makes more intuitive sense for a grey toolbar button to indicate that WebRTC is disabled, not enabled. I also found that this extension's toolbar button does not notice changes made to the media.peerconnection.enabled setting outside of its own toolbar button. This is poor design. Also, that is an uuuuuugly icon.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.2.1-signed). 

Advanced Locationbar

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

The name is a misnomer; there isn't much here that Locationbar² doesn't have. Actually the main options I care about are gone, such as the ability to change the color of the highlighted domain name, or make it display in bold ("strong") font.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.0.1.1-signed). 

Video DownloadHelper

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've found this to be the best video downloader available for Firefox, and it doesn't have the nasty privacy concerns that some others do. Great developer, too.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.24.1-signed).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

RequestPolicy

Annoying would be an understatement Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I found it blocking certain images on amazon.com. The images were coming from images-amazon.com. Temporarily allowing all requests resolved the issue. So, RP must be blocking something that would show in the list of "Blocked destinations", right? Wrong.

Why wouldn't it? Because it's not smart enough. I had to dig to find out what was going on, and create a rule with origin ssl-images-amazon.com and destination images-amazon.com. This was the first and only site I've visited since installing this extension, because apparently privacy and security is supposed to become a full-time hobby.

I recommend installing it along with NoScript so you can stop wasting time enjoying the internet, and devote 13 hours a day instead to configuring Firefox extensions.

FEBE

Doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Simply does not work. Failed me when I needed it most--when I tried doing a profile restore. It would put up the confirmation dialog, I'd click OK, then ... nothing. Stare into the void. And it had a really annoying habit of flashing dialogs that then seemed to disappear. Sometimes they were underneath other windows, other times they went into a bit bucket somewhere.

In short, this thing wasn't even worth the time it took me to write this review and spit.

Edit: I do not owe it to you to seek support before writing a review. Your extension did not work, and got the review it deserves.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (8.3.1-signed). 

Adblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is still the best ad blocker available. I've tried the others, and some of them are truly laughable, particularly the one that has only a small handful of filters, which are not user configurable. Wow. It's hilarious!

I've reviewed the privacy policy and read articles about how ABP works, and I see nothing off-putting. Just disable "acceptable ads" (you can even delete them completely, for crying out loud), and you're done. No one has been able to explain to my why ABP is evil, other than pointing and screaming like some idiot doing an "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" impression.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.6.7.1-signed). 

Speed DNS

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Some of you people seem to be deluded. This extension doesn't do anything at all. I used Nirsoft DNSQuerySniffer to verify that host names were not being resolved until links were actually clicked. Yes, I enabled this extension in the Tools menu first.

Video DownloadHelper

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The ALPHA 1 version of VDH 5 worked better for me than most "final" versions of any type of software you might care to mention to me. Best of the best.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.24.1-signed).