Erinna Illee

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Name Erinna Illee
User since June 20, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
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My Reviews

Restart Firefox

Doesn't work with FF 20 - not even the add-on beta Rated 1 out of 5 stars

I tried this add-on - first standard, then beta (0.6b3) - on two computers with Win 7 / FF 20: no go. Pressing the keyboard short cut - nothing happens. Firefox menu: shows "Restart" option alright (in active black), but selecting it won't do anything.DoPo's advice (disable, then re-enable notifications): that's too vague, don't know how to do that (where's that options menu supposed to be?).Seems to me that this add-on isn't supported any more => only one star. If I find out how to make this work, I may happily reconsider.

Trueblock Plus

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I'm very satisfied!

Deactivating that unwanted function in Adblock Plus just didn't work on my system - but now I'm surfing without ads again, finally!

One more word: be careful about negative reviews of TrueBlock. Just like Adblock Plus got some ... strange positive feedback even (or especially) after being sold off to big business, there is also some negative feedback to expect here. After all, TrueBlock's initiator is peeing on the internet ad industry. And they know how to create spin - positive /and/ negative ...

Adblock Plus

Won't block ads after latest update Rated 1 out of 5 stars

On my Win XP (SP3) System (Thunderbird 6.0.2, and I can't update for compatibility reasons), this add-on recently updated and announced that "non-obtrusive" advertisement was from now on allowed, but that one could uncheck this option in Adblock's settings. But, conveniently, it isn't possible to go to the add-on's settings any more! Thus Adblock Plus has in effect become a mere ressource gobbler on my system without doing what it's supposed to. Uninstall!

UPDATE: Sadly, I'm not having the latest pre-"update" version (1.3.10) in my download archive, so I'll settle for 1.3.9 as long as possible. The stupid thing is that Firefox is now getting updated every few weeks or so, and sooner or later 1.3.9 (or 1.3.10) won't be compatible any more. So I'll stop updating Firefox, too. Won't anyone soon writean extension restoring the lost functionality of this new Ad-"Block" Plus? Btw: What about all the collaborators who compiled the subscription lists for Ad-"Block" Plus? They've been betrayed by the developer, too! I'd like to read their opinion here ...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.1). 

TrackMeNot

Nice idea, but buggy => TMN = privacy theatre! Rated 1 out of 5 stars

(Update 28.02.2012: Problem's still there, even with FF 10 & updated TMN!)
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Hi! I'm giving this only one star: the idea may be nice, but the developper obviously won't consider bug reports. I'm having the same bug as FFrules 3 months (!) ago: TMN seems to work only once when you start up Firefox, and then stops to work. "No new searches are shown in the status bar. The only way to wake it back up is to disable and re-enable it." I'm adding: when I'm opening the options menu by right-clicking on the TMN icon in the status bar, I can't open my search terms or see the log file. The buttons just don't react.

This way, it's really becoming a privacy issue. While I agree that Bruce Schneier expects something from TMN that it wasn't designed for, this bug now means that TMN becomes a mere privacy theatre: your searches are not just not obfuscated, with this buggy TMN your browser actually becomes an attendance recorder for your IP / browser sessions at AOL, bing, yahoo and google.

Btw., I'm using Win 7 x64, Ff 7.0.1. I'm also using my own RSS feeds, but the problem is the same with the default feeds (checked it). I searched for the log and search term files on my hard disk and checked them: they're still updated whenever I'm starting a browser session. But just one query, and finish.
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Plus another problem: if you use RSS feeds that contain non-english Roman characters - like c-cedille, or German umlauts - those characters will just be deleted from search texts. Now that looks like a characteristic signature for Firefox with buggy TMN installed! It's like sending a calling card: hey, here's someone who tries to obfuscate his searches. This bug, plus the one mentioned above mean that someone with access to search engine company logs 1) knows that this IP uses TMN; and 2) at what times of the day you usually get to start your browsing sessions. Meaning, in big, big letters,

PRIVACY THEATRE!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.728). 

KeeFox

Useful, but often unnerving Rated 3 out of 5 stars

Nice and useful, but there's one problem - please resolve that in a later update:

Whenever my KeePass database is not loaded, KeeFox will bug me to load it whenever I'm opening a new page. Of course I can always click it away, but shouldn't I have the option to click it away once and for all during a browser session? I should be able to log in when I want to, not because some add-on is continually nagging me to.
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Hi! This as an update to your answer: Thanks. Yeah, I'm not a native English speaker, so please allow for the occasional mistake ...
"Notification": Well, seems like I really missed that when looking through the options menu. Admittedly, that was a cold one.
Now I've found another problem, but I'm ready to improve my rating when you tell me how to manage that: when I'm starting my browser (Ff 7.0.1) while KeePass is already running, I can't use any KeeFox functionalities - the button with the lock on it remains greyed out until I /close and restart/ KeePass. So there's still some ... annoyance, as I'm using a rather long and complex passphrase. Thanks in advance.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.9.1). 

CacheViewer

Please update for 6.x.x! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Hi guys! It's nice that you offer your updates for 6.x, but with all due respect: how can I be sure those downloads aren't malicious? There aren't even user reviews over there. So, please benki: update your great addon as soon as possible and upload it here! Thx'alot & greetings!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.6.3). 

Web of Trust - WOT

WOT = W(hat)T(he).... Rated 1 out of 5 stars

WOT -> UNINSTALL as soon as possible!

What the friggin' hell came over me when I installed this thing?

1) It's pure SPYWARE! It sends information on every site visited to the WOT servers, and God only knows what they're up to with. Of course, they only do that to improve their services, yada yada ...

2) Its ratings are BIASSED and UNRELIABLE. Too many purely political negative ratings (see my previous comments), and its security ratings cannot be relied on (see some other peoples' previous comments).

3) They don't even feel its necessary to address the numerous complaints here on this page. It goes like "let them write here what-the-heck they want, as long as we're making good cash".

4) They are making money in a way that ain't got a good smell around it. I agree here with rcktzr's comment (25.06.2010). Also take a look at the Wikipedia-Article on MyWOT.com (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyWOT.com). I know a little bit about how Wikipedia's working, and ... let me put it carefully ... for me it's sure as eggs is eggs that it is not groomed by a neutral third party. Understood? If you don't believe it, go try to add a criticism section to that article, or at least elaborate on "Manipulation", and have fun in the ensuing edit war. What a disgusting attitude!

My conclusion: uninstall immediately!

*** WOT = What-The-.... ***

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100503). 

Web of Trust - WOT

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Mein Fazit: WOT nur eingeschränkt vertrauenswürdig, da zu viele "falsch-negative" Bewertungen - Gefahr der Manipulation des Users.

@ mythentor:

Kann ich nur bekräftigen. WOT wird offenbar en masse zum politisch-weltanschaulichen Mobbing gebraucht - auf die scorecards von merkurstab.de & mlpd.de habe ich ja schon hingewiesen. WTF sollen die Bewertungskategorien "Ethisch fragwürdig" und "nutzlos"? Häh? Wenn die WOT-Macher die entfernen (sowie alle einschlägigen, schon abgesenften Kommentare und Bewertungen), dann wird das Ganze vielleicht wieder objektiver und brauchbarer.

Weiteres Negativbeispiel: http://www.mywot.com/de/scorecard/muslim-canada.org

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100503). 

Web of Trust - WOT

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

Mein Fazit: WOT nur eingeschränkt vertrauenswürdig, da zu viele "falsch-negative" Bewertungen - Gefahr der Manipulation des Users.

@ mythentor:

Kann ich nur bekräftigen. WOT wird offenbar en masse zum politisch-weltanschaulichen Mobbing gebraucht - auf die scorecards von merkurstab.de & mlpd.de habe ich ja schon hingewiesen. WTF sollen die Bewertungskategorien "Ethisch fragwürdig" und "nutzlos"? Häh? Wenn die WOT-Macher die entfernen (sowie alle einschlägigen, schon abgesenften Kommentare und Bewertungen), dann wird das Ganze vielleicht wieder objektiver und brauchbarer.

Weiteres Negativbeispiel: http://www.mywot.com/de/scorecard/muslim-canada.org

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100503). 

Web of Trust - WOT

Rated 2 out of 5 stars

A great idea, but still something to work on. Most annoying: some people can (and will) use WOT for mobbing web pages and the ideas behind them. E. g. the page of the German Marxist-Leninist Party. When you access it, you'll get a red warning and a comment from one single guy: "Party that is as dangerous for Germany as..." You may or may not think likewise, but WOT is used here as an instrument of political propaganda. Or "merkurstab.de", an online magazine for anthroposophic medicine. I'm also against their mumbojumbo, but many millions of well educated people in German-speaking countries aren't. A huge number of normal doctors practise it, and some of their drugs are even prescribed by most "scientific" doctors. That may be a sad thing, but inside their field the page "merkurstab.de" is perfectly serious. WOT: Red warning, comment: "esoteric-medical nonsense". Consider: if a huge number of anti-American hackers in the world would start a coordinated WOT-campaign against American .gov-domains? WOT's got a serious loophole in their system here.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (20100503).