I found a "trojan.agent", but just can't remember with which program. Even after using RevoUninstaller, I have three icons on the system tray saying that it's "enabled". The toolbar seems to have successfully removed from Firefox 6. The program that detected this was most likely one of the following: SuperAntiSpyware 5.0.1118 (most likely the program that made this detection/report), Malvwarebytes Antimalware 188.8.131.520, AVG Anti-Virus 10.0.1392 Free version, Lavasoft AdAware 9.0.7, Spybot Search & Destroy 184.108.40.206. If someone can demonstrate that this is a false positive, I'd be happy to consider it.
Pros: Nice clear display in Firefox of the owner of each link (when known). Works reasonably well but ......
Cons: Causes Firefox to hang when clicking certain links. Causes Firefox to hang closing tabs. Sometimes Firefox will load & shut down immediately. Reports some sites at risk which are trustworthy. (see ben101 review for full reason) Poor support. Reported discrepancies are not rectified.
Summary: Had been wondering for some time why Firefox kept locking up when clicking certain links. Had to change the configuration settings so that links that opened in a new window opened in a new tab instead. Worked for that problem but then closing a tab for some sites would lock up Firefox completely and the last straw came when I upgraded to Firefox 3.0.10 and clicked the link within Firefox's own site to see the 'list of bug fixes' and Firefox hung yet again. Disabling all the Add Ons and then enabling them one by one tracked the culprit to Callind ID. I have now permanently removed CallingID from my system and all works well now with just Site Advisor (version 26.6 I hasten to add). Also I contacted support about why some sites have a question mark but then clicking the link says the site is verified. This problem has never been resolved and my last email was completely ignored. There was a form to fill in at the end of the un-installation process which asks why you uninstalled. Sending the form returned an error.
This misleading product invites the installation of a executable that does not include an uninstaller which implies malware. This requires the user to edit the registry to get rid of it. All in all this is an extremely poorly devised and implemented concept which spells trouble for the user and reflects extremely poorly on the sponsoring company . . . very likely fraudulent in some way.
CallingID Link Advisor is an add-on that identifies the true address of a website, and displays information about the location, at which the site is maintained, by performing a quick who-is lookup. If it can't retrieve all the information, it considers that site unsafe. This add-on is helpful, to identify site spoofing, but just because a site keeps certain information about it secure, that doesn't make it unsafe at all. Plenty of sites such as mine (www.wehaveitall.net) keep their information secure, so the entire world doesn't see their address! This add-on deserves a 7. It helps you identify site spoofing, but it doesn't help you identify safe and unsafe websites at all, like it claims to do. Is it worth downloading? It depends. If you don't have the wot add-on, (www.mywot.com, or https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3456) or any other security things, then this is probably helpful, although, wot doesnt slow down your computer, and tells you what sites are truely safe and unsafe based on peoples experiences, and several automatic sources.
The earlier review saying this add-on "was of questionable value" was, from my point of view, mistaken. Here is why.
Working as a technician I see daily that the "average user" sadly lacks good judgment. They happily flock where I would fear to tread, downloading "Cool Stuff" with impunity! But then later they wonder what happened to their PC's surfing ability or worse. Then I wind up amazed yet again at the "Average User". LOL.
Although it's true that it does tend to slow the the web experience a bit, & is not the perfect judge of a malicious site. I think that tends to educate "average users" of the do's and don'ts when online.
That is why upon return of their equipment, I will continue to submit to them in a .txt file on their desktop the download links for Mozilla Firefox, this add on, along with a link to a pre-fetching browser accelerator to speed it back up a bit, and another add-on's link that curbs unwanted scripts from surprising them (NoScript).