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Old 25. Jun 2009, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Firefox Add on "stealther"

Does anyone use this add on https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../1306?src=api? I tried it and it didn't seem to do much?
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Old 25. Jun 2009, 08:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not a Firefox users so could be barking up the wrong tree here but I see it hasn't been updated for a year so is it compatible with the version you are using?
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Old 25. Jun 2009, 09:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im using 3.0.11 and it says it is compatible. Strange
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Old 25. Jun 2009, 09:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I believe that it has been updated around the time Firefox 3 first came out, so it still should be compatible.
As for its usefulness, I'd say its an overkill unless you are paranoid about privacy. Most of what it does can be done easily by Firefox's settings, and Clear Private Data (not to mention other utilities). If you are an expert on about:config, it may be completely useless.
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You may be better off with this Firefox plugin. It deletes LSOs, and unless you delete them you have no privacy. You can do that with a junk file or spyware deleter of course, but not everyone does that every day. This trashes the deep tracking cookies on exit.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623
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Thanks. I just installed it and will give it a try
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Old 26. Jun 2009, 06:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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IMHO Stealther's kind of pointless.
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Old 26. Jun 2009, 07:20 AM   #8 (permalink)
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You may be better off with this Firefox plugin. It deletes LSOs, and unless you delete them you have no privacy. You can do that with a junk file or spyware deleter of course, but not everyone does that every day. This trashes the deep tracking cookies on exit.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6623
Oh, that's something I've never noticed before.. Must and will try!
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Yeah, the new Firefox 3.5 includes a Private Browsing Mode that probably makes the stealther add-on obsolete.
Firefox 3.5 is only days away from full release, but right now it is available as a release candidate: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-rc.html
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Yeah, the new Firefox 3.5 includes a Private Browsing Mode that probably makes the stealther add-on obsolete.
Firefox 3.5 is only days away from full release, but right now it is available as a release candidate: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-rc.html
Have you had any issues with this?
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