Rated 2 out of 5 stars

BetterPrivacy is a better extension, with more comprehensive protection. Get it instead, at least for now. I encourage the developers of Privacy+ to keep working on their extension. Thank you for your efforts.

Firefox 4 release? Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Hi!

Congratulation for this addon! It works easy and well!

Is there a chance to get an available version for Firefox 4?

Thanks a lot, greetings from France!

Ogu

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

why duplicate the functionality of the already existing extension?
BetterPrivacy rox.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Ty Evans is at it again. Is this guy for real?! Would he like a list of programs that do the very thing he disputes?! Better Privacy is the better choice but Privacy+ does work.

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

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Sadly, there is no software currently available anywhere that will remove Flash Cookies. All any of these programs do at best is temporarily remove some of them. The developers of these flash cookies are very aware of all these deletion attempts, so they add a variety of codes that prevent any deletions. The programs move the cookies to several different files in the system which allows them to continuously repopulate immediately after they are removed from any of the locations. No developer of any of these deletion programs has come up with a way to find and delete these flash cookies all at the same time, and prevent them from being added again. One of the biggest culprits is Adobe with their Flash Player, along with other programs, which has always been a security risk and still is. Adobe is in cooperation with the advertising community and develops their products in cooperation with them, with features that allow advertisers to use the Adobe Flash Player to infiltrate any computer using the Flash Player and place flash cookies on any user’s system. The Adobe Flash Player therefore as a result is very vulnerable to hackers, etc. If advertisers can use it to place Flash Cookies on a user’s system, a hacker can easily place a Trojan program or any other type program on anyone’s system. The Adobe Flash Player is especially vulnerable when a user allows the Flash Player to take control of their webcam and microphone hardware. The Adobe Flash Player is FREE to the user. Adobe does not charge the user for the Flash Player; they get paid by the advertisers. That’s how Adobe makes their money for Flash Player. Even more insidious is they way Adobe provides the settings feature for Flash Player; it’s controlled by them on their site, and apparently the advertisers as well. Users who attempt to change the settings only think they are being changed. This is another way in which Adobe and the advertisers trick users. The settings will return to the original state the advertisers have programmed them for to ensure that they can continue to place Flash Cookies on a user’s system. A user can verify this by selecting the settings option, which accesses the Adobe site, then change the settings to their preferences, and then close the program. Then restart the program and access the settings again. The user will discover that the settings have been changed back to the way Adobe and the advertisers set them. There are numerous reliable sources that support these facts. Anyone who disputes them is likely a plant or part of the Adobe and advertiser ilk.

Here are a couple of sites where you can verify these facts (there are many more, just do your research):

http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/08/you-deleted-your-cookies-think-again/

http://lifehacker.com/5334984/web-sites-using-flash-instead-of-browser-cookies-to-track-your-activity

It's sad that this is how unscrupulous these businesses are, but that's what greedy companies do everywhere. Ethics are not a part of any business like these.

Good luck!

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

What is the license for this extension ?

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

cool

Why Privacy+ and BetterPrivacy Don't Delete All LSOs Rated 5 out of 5 stars

What most people, even those writing these add-ons, do not know--or in BetterPrivacy developer's case, refuse to believe--is that there are two locations (for each user profile on the computer) where Web sites store Flash cookies (LSOs). By default, most LSO removers only check the "#SharedObject" subfolder in Macromedia's "Flash Player" folderWhichever. There is another location in the "Flash Player" folder, "macromedia.com\support\flashplayer\sys", where LSOs are also stored. This also happens to be the location where the Global Settings LSO resides, which was created when you went to Macromedia's Settings page. When someone running Firefox with either BetterPrivacy or Privacy+ visits a site that sets an LSO, the LSO is placed in the folder that BetterPrivacy or Privacy+ are NOT monitoring. BetterPrivacy is set by default to monitor the "#SharedObjects" folder, and I assume that Privacy+ is written to check the same folder. If the preferences are changed to check the #SharedObjects folder, then the LSOs will be placed in the "sys" folder. If it is set to check the "sys" folder, then LSOs will be set in the #SharedObjects folder.

The only way to circumvent that trick is to set BetterPrivacy to monitor the entire Macromedia folder. The problem is that when BetterPrivacy deletes the LSOs, it will also delete the Global Settings LSO placed in the "sys" folder. Also, every Web site that you go to will overwrite your Global Settings LSO and replace it with the settings that the site owner wants you to have. The solution to both problems is simple. Right click the "settings.sol" LSO immediately after configuring your Global Settings on Macromedia's Web page. Click Properties, and then tick the "Read Only" option, making the LSO a Read Only file. That will prevent another Web site from replacing it with their own settings. However, you might find afterward that the site has written a "settings.sxx" file in the "sys" folder or created a subfolder and put its own "settings.sol" file in that subfolder. If you use BetterPrivacy and protect the "sys" folder where the Global Settings LSO is stored, it will also protect any files that a Web site places in that folder. For some strange reason, the developer of BetterPrivacy provided the option to protect the folder instead of the individual file. The result is that the user still has to delete some LSOs by hand. Even unchecking the option "Do not delete Flash player default cookie" does nothing. Even with that option unchecked, BetterPrivacy will still delete the default (Global Settings) LSO. "Protecting" the entire folder combined with making the file "Read Only" is the only solution that actually keeps the Global Settings LSO from being deleted or overwritten.

That's why Privacy+ fails to delete so many LSOs.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I feel misled by the developer of this app and the 5 star rating by users. This add-on does not work! Yes, as stated, it "adds a simple checkbox in the [Clear Recent History] dialog that will allow you to delete these cookies (Flash LSO) anytime you like." However, although you can click and clear whenever you like, it does not clear any of the LSO files on my PC. I started using the add-on Better Privacy this week, and was shocked to find 100s of Flash LSO files on my PC despite the fact that I've been using this add-on Privacy Plus for months. Better Privacy has given me the ability to control, remove and even whitelist LSOs, as well as alerts me to new files. Howeve, Privacy Plus doesn't seem to catch those same files. Why is that?

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Really useful add-on.
Could you publish an "official" update for Firefox 3.6 ?
At the moment, alternative way is to manually update install.rdf file:
3.6.*

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Works great, does just what the developer says it does.

Now, if you would enlarge the Clear Recent History dialog ... have to scroll just to access this checkbox! (Using Windows XP, the OS might make a difference.)

points for motivating LSO privacy enhancements Rated 5 out of 5 stars

LSO needs better management. This will spur BetterPrivacy development not detract from it.

This addon is a light version of... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

...BetterPrivacy. It helps to fight privacy threats, and therefore has every reason to exist. Rating it that bad is not fair.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars

BetterPrivacy deletes LSO's automatically, and does a few more things.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

5 Stars, just what I've been looking for..

Thank you!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

CLEAR AND SIMPLE, VERY GOOD.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

CLEAR AND SIMPLE, VERY GOOD.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is ok. Now that Eraser has updated to include removing LSO's in it's options, I prefer the more readily available Eraser button.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This is ok. Now that Eraser has updated to include removing LSO's in it's options, I prefer the more readily available Eraser button.