BobRGR

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Name BobRGR
User since November 8, 2009
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My Reviews

Bitdefender TrafficLight for Firefox

Trafficlight puts 'Share this page' [Social media] in context menu Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Sticking 'Share this page' icon in context menu with no apparent opt in or out is the kind of thing users choose trafficlight to avoid. I searched after the 'Share this page' icon unexpectedly showed up...found mention of trafficlight...disabled trafficlight and it went away. I'll revise this review to 4* if they ditch or option that icon soon. Otherwise, I'll remove Trafficlight from all PC's. This kind of behavior impairs bitdefender's overall reputation...I'm much less likely to choose them for any anti-malware solution after this.

This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Groowe Search Toolbar

Googlebar replacement - Missing My Local search -Froogle outdated Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Tried this to replace old googlebar which works but has some features impaired in new versions of FF. Like googlebar lite, this lacks a key feature for me..my local search..where I put my address into search preferences and it does a map search for say, "paint stores" in my local area...far more convenient than non-localized map search. Also...froogle is gone...so updating google shopping needed. I'm glad this is offered as an option, but I'm not keeping it at this time.

Googlebar Lite

Googlebar replacement - Missing My Local search Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I'm still using googlebar and it works well but has some impairments with recent FF versions and no real support. Tried googlebar lite and it seems to work ok. What's missing is the googlebar My local search function where the user supplies a default address and the my local button triggers a google map search near that location. Put "paint stores" in search bar, hit my local and it shows paint stores near my address. A plain map search shows 1/3 of the country...far less convenient. Please consider adding such a feature.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.10).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

PriceBlink - Automatic Price Comparison & Coupons

May link to unsafe sites Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Just popped up a site that McAfee siteadviser warned was not safe. When using this add-on also use sietadvisor and world of trust because PriceBlink apparently doesn't filter out sites that might be a threat.
Update: Based on email reply from Priceblink, It appears that SiteAdvisor kicked up a false positive and Pricelink does filter sites for threats. That said, Pricelink did show a price on a different item...a blade instead of a complete blender. That stuff happens..if the price is way below market, suspect a mismatch. I'll continue to use Priceblink and appreciate the follow-thru.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (3.4). 

IE Tab V2 (Enhanced IE Tab)

Icon disappeared Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I had IE Tab original...Added IETab V2. Removed the IE Tab original.icon from upper menu and put the V2 icon up there. Then I removed Original..after restart, both icons were gone. I reinstalled V2, No help. Next I'll delete V2 reinstall original and hope I get an icon. Lot to be said for leaving well enough alone. Win7 Home Prem 64-bit YMMV.
I re-installed IETab+ now have an icon...All's well...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.1.3.1). 

Googlebar Lite

Poor local search Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Tried to replace googlebar [sill works FF 12], With googlebar, I can input my address which is stored in the preferences..works great for localized searches. Googlebar lite has input on a web page...didn't accept my address or any variation despite my being able to find this address in google maps. I applaud this project because googlebar is orphaned, but it would be nice if local search worked the way the original googlebar did with the address stored in the toolbar.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (4.9.1). 

Bitdefender TrafficLight for Firefox

No Protection seen Rated 1 out of 5 stars

+Not a memory hog as some have suggested
+No conflict with Bitdefender Quickscan
-Doesn't flag risky sites: I searched for software cracks...a search sure to turn up miscreants of all stripes...many sites were indicated high risk by WOT and McAfee Siteadvisor. All were greenlighted by this sleeping watchdog.
Bottom line: Don't depend on this to flag risky sites...use WOT [great] and perhaps Siteadvisor.
Wish bitdefender made this effective while keeping the minimal overhead.
I hope Bitedefender quickscan is more effective, but I'm not going to infect my PC to test it.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.1.28). 

BarTab

Didn't reload unloaded tabs Rated 1 out of 5 stars

In options, I selected that tabs would unload after 10 minutes, then reload immediately when the unloaded tab is selected. When I selected the unloaded tabs, nothing happened...waited, waited...no reload. then If uninstalled BarTab. I'm astonished the reviews are so positive when it apparently doesn't work..I'm running 3.613 on Win XP pro all updated...not exactly an exotic set up. I'll perhaps revisit this if it changes because I like the concept...if it only worked as described.

Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I still get pop-ups. Can't see that this had added any value. I have ad-block plus installed and all options ok'd that should make it work. I've got several anti-spyware programs I use to prevent or remove that junk...but still I get pop-ups.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.2.0). 

Ghostery

Turn off blocking for some sites Rated 1 out of 5 stars

A site wasn't working properly..pages linked to dropdown menus wouldn't open or operate properly ...until I turned off ghostery blocking after much trial & error...Whitelisting didn't work. A warning like: "Ghostery may cause some sites not to work properly...if whitelisting doesn't work, turn off blocking." would have saved time griping at site administrator about site defects they didn't cause.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.3.1). 

Browser Defender Toolbar

Minor Gripes Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I often slide my mouse cursor over one of the Browser Defender bubbles on a search page...this elicits the pop-up box and it stays on top...quite awhile and there's no consistent way to get it to go away until it decides to. Wish they'd put a 'close' button on the box and/or a setting in options for the number of seconds the box stays visible.
Also, when I do open a risky page...then the box would be nice...the orange bar at the top and change in color isn't enough. WOT and McAfee both open a warning page when I click to open an untrustworthy or risky site...I can then choose to go ahead and open the site or not...usually I choose not. This is a much better system. I replaced Siteadvisor on this PC with BD and want to stay with it but these are changes that need to be made.

Bitdefender QuickScan

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

GREAT ADD-ON: Installed with no problems; 1st scan was 1-2", Next scan about 2 seconds. Plays well with Avast, my regular anti-virus. BitDefender is highly rated for established malware and this should access same signatures in the cloud though it doesn't scan all files...just the running ones. It's an excellent, low overhead, no cost addition to my anti-malware arsenal.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.9.30). 

Map+

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

Didn't work in FF 3.015 Tried the test address shown in directions here...got a blank, no map at all.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.1).