Is Smart PageRank toolbar -In fact- Alexa Spyware?
Posted by: Anonymous
on February 11, 2008 09:54 AM
The Smart PageRank toolbar isn't even available through the Firefox add-ons site. Further, it is closely tied to Alexa and as their site says "The usage of this toolbar will increase the Alexa Rank of the websites you visit." which means it is Spyware that logs all of the sites you, yourselves/the users visit and reports them back to Alexa. So, I ask you author, is this an extension that can be turned off and on when needed? or is it one of the class of malware that installs a permanet uninstallable progie to track the user in perpetuity? Whatever the case, the fact that it isn't offered directly through the Firefox add-ons pages should give one cause for some suspicion and it is prudent that further specifics in this regard are needed prior to beginning its use.