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Re: Netcraft Toolbar

Paul Burke wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 09:10:13 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>The Alexa ranks and Alexa toolbar were recently discussed here. Could
>>somebody please comment on Netcraft < http://uptime.netcraft.com/ > and
>>their reputation? They are not a very large company...
>>They also have a toolbar <
>>http://toolbar.netcraft.com/help/tutorials/installing.html > for Firefox
>>and IE which appears to give valuable information. Ranks appear to be more
>>precise than the ones provided by Alexa (judging by common knowledge).
>>Moreover, one gets a "risk rating", date of registration and host
>>including its country (represented conveniently by a flag). There are more
>>tools for the curious, but they are not incorporated into the toolbar.
>>Could someone perhaps comment on the reliability of the figures? What
>>about the safety (e.g. spyware) and performance issues (refresh on every
>>page load) with this toolbar?
> Hi Roy
> I've never used it, but there are some useful links here :
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&c2coff=1&rls=GGLD%2CGGLD%3A2....
> What I have read so far, it looks pretty sound.
> hth
> plh
> Paul

Ironically, the toolbar which protects you from phishing and other nasty
activities, is in itself spyware. Then again, it gives me useful
information at the level of hosts, so I'll keep it. It seems to take a lot
of resources, so be cautious.


Roy S. Schestowitz

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