Block websites to prevent procrastination and excessive web surfing.

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What is PawBlock?

PawBlock is a Firefox add-on by Danny Guo. This add-on has 102 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.62. The latest version, 0.5.1, was updated 3 months ago.

Stats date:
Users: 102 ▲ 4
Version: 0.5.1 (Last updated: 2022-12-29)
Creation date: 2017-08-11
Weekly download count: 6
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • https://*/*
  • http://*/*
  • downloads
  • storage
  • webNavigation
Size: 980.48K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
PawBlock allows you to specify a list of websites that you want to stop yourself from accessing. If you find yourself procrastinating a lot or just spending too much time on certain websites, this may be the add-on for you. When you try to visit a page that matches an entry in your block list, you'll be blocked with a picture of a sad looking animal. To change it to a happy looking animal, you just have to hover over the button to go back.

PawBlock does not utilize any tracking or analytics services and does not send your browsing history anywhere.

After you install PawBlock, you can use the toolbar button to turn PawBlock on and off and to open the options page. From there, you can specify the list of websites to block. If you only want to block a particular section of a website, you can specify a path.

You may also configure how strict the block should be. A hard block means you won't be allowed to continue to the intended page. A soft block means there will be a button that allows you to bypass the block. With the soft block, you can also configure a countdown before the button is clickable.

On the options page, you may also export your block list to a file or import a file with the same data format.

You can check out the homepage or view the source code on GitHub.

If you have any questions, issues, or feedback, please submit them on GitHub, or let me know through Twitter. Please read the FAQ before doing so.
Risk impact

PawBlock requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

PawBlock is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Easy to use and have a better visualization than Blocked Site extension.
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