SiteAdvisor Goes Overboard with Firefox 2
Thanks to one of our reader comments for pointing out that Bits from Bill may not look properly formatted when viewed by Firefox 2. While I have limited control over the Blogger format I downloaded Firefox 2 today. Hopefully I can tweak my template and make it look better.
Installing Firefox was easy enough but I was very confused when I first launched the program. Instead of a Firefox start page, Internet Explorer launched and displayed the following.
Why were you redirected to this page? SiteAdvisor's "Protected Mode" is enabled, which shields your PC from interaction with red and yellow sites. Currently this mode is only supported with the Internet Explorer browser. Other browsers have been blocked from opening so that they can't be used to circumvent Protected Mode's enforcement.
I’ve always been a fan of SiteAdvisor but this is insane!
What if every IE utility popped up a warning message like this when I tried to run an alternate browser?
Suppose I want to use both browsers? I will have to turn Protected Mode back on every time I need to use Internet Explorer?
So far, Bits from Bill looks OK to me. If anyone has had a bad experience feel free to send a screen shot to the WinPatrol.com Email address of “Support”.
I’ll continue to play with Firefox 2 but this has made me reconsider using SiteAdvisor when(if) I go back to Internet Explorer.