Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by cheater87, Feb 25, 2007.
If there are are they usable with Firefox's newest version?
I use WOT. The author is very responsive.
This is a FF extension and it's free.
Link Scanner Pro Monitor appears to do this. I am just evaluating this program at present.
Not working in my firefox 2.0.
LinkScanner Pro works for me in FF 126.96.36.199
Is link scanner free? Oh and WOT works in 2.0 just download it from the Firefox Extensions page. Thats what I did. Loving it.
WOT installed fine on 188.8.131.52 from http://www.mywot.com/en/wot/home/
Thanks I'll look into that program as it comes out for FF.
SWEET SiteAdvisor and WOT are able to work together. Now I feel twice as safe.
Be aware than SiteAdvisor is known to label legitimate sites as dangerous.
On the other hand, "clean" sites can be hijacked well before SiteAdvisor updates the ratings.
It looks like you have enabled the address bar indicator in WOT and it's causing some problems with your theme. Unfortunately, when more than one extension or theme make changes to the address bar in Firefox at the same time, things tend to break. I recommend you use the toolbar indicator instead. If you continue to experience difficulties with WOT, please drop us a note.
Look in the upper right corner
Thanks. I will do.
Oh its a pay thing. I'll stick with WOT and the free version of SiteAdvisor. Thanks for the info though.
Now this is the only deficiency I feel in Opera.
No SiteAdvisor, No LinkScanner, No WOT.
I can only use Scandoo.
There is a free version too. See here
The paid version adds a LSP which intercepts network traffic.
The free version works as SiteAdvisor, but it´s only for IE at this moment.
No offence to anyone - but this is pretty funny that this thread is listed under privacy software. Seeing as WOT works off of cookies - Isn't it self-defeating regarding privacy? I don't know how Linkscanner works, but I'm willing to bet in a similar fashion. The same could be said for SiteAdvisor. Announcing to a third party what you're searching for is about as far from "privacy" as one could get.
The WOT add-on sends only the hostname part of the URL to our server, and only when the reputation isn't already cached. Even the hostname is encrypted. We don't permanently store information on where you visit or what sites were in your web searches. And anything our system no longer needs for computing reputations is deleted immediately.
Is WOT a blacklist tool or is there some site/traffic analysis as per advertised with Linkscanner?
WOT is a reputation system, which collects information mainly from its users, but also from hundreds of automated sources. The add-on won't analyze websites or your web traffic, it merely shows you reputations. However, WOT is not just a simple blacklist tool either. If you'd like to learn more, please check out our blog.
SiteHound by Firetrust, has both FF and IE versions:
Free or for a fee enhanced version
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