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  1. TeMerc

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    Posted by Chris Dixon on March 1, 2006 12:45 PM

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    I'm running SiteAdvisor 20.0.2261 on Firefox, and it's OK, but quite disappointing. Unlike NetCraft Toolbar, it's so out of the way, missing a red-flagged site is easy. Unless you purposely look down at the status bar for a page that is loaded, you won't notice anything. I hate having to remember to do something each time I visit a new web site. I find it pretty ridiculous that there isn't even an option for some other sort of alert.

    On another note, I went to my own site, and it was grey (i.e. neutral rating--no data). I submitted a comment for the site, but they apparently never sent an email to confirm my identity, because I never got one.
     
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    in the faq it says the trial version is free but theyre developing a premium version that can be purchased thru subscription.
     
  6. JerryM

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    I installed SiteAdvisor for both IE and FF.
    I see the icon at the right side of the toolbar. However, I see nothing in FF. I did google in FF, and the resulting sites were each rated by SA.

    But where is an indication in FF, when I go to a specific site, as to the safety of that site?

    I am using Spoofstick, and it tells me where I am, but I do not see SA.

    Thanks,
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    It should appear in the status bar, toward the right. (I'd post a screen shot for you, but I've already removed SiteAdvisor. They may have screen shots on the site.)

    If SiteAdvisor doesn't appear for you in Firefox's status bar, perhaps try uninstalling/reinstalling the extension (I know; generic, ho-hum Firefox extension advice). If it still doesn't appear, you probably have a conflict with another extension.
     
  8. JerryM

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    OK, I got it now. It is in the bar at the bottom instead of the top as in IE. However, it was not there until I ininstalled, and reinstalled.

    Thanks,
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  9. nameless

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    I really have to wonder what good SiteAdvisor is. In Firefox, it lets red-flagged pages load, and leaves it to you to check, each and every time, for a color change on a very small portion of the browser, well out of the way of where you normally look when viewing a web page. When you first load a web page, you typically begin viewing it from the top, or even top/left portion of the page. But SideAdvisor hides in the lower/right portion of the browser window.

    NetCraft Toolbar (which I realize has a more restricted purpose, that being purely anti-phishing) prevents known-bad pages from loading in the first place. SiteAdvisor sits there and very quietly whispers, "Pssst... The page you're viewing contains nasty stuff."
     
  10. JerryM

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    I like it, but wish it was made for Opera also.

    Jerry
     
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