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What is Surmount?

"Surmount" is a Firefox Add-on called Surmount that helps users bypass paywalls by redirecting articles to webpage captures, allowing them to access restricted content.

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By: gxvwb
Users: 54 ▼ -1
Rating: 2.33 (3)
Version: 2.8 (Last updated: 2023-10-28)
Creation date: 2022-03-04
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 69.44K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

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Not available on Edge

Surmount is a Firefox Add-on to bypass paywalls by redirecting an article to a webpage capture from (which uses

  • Be prepared to complete a Google reCAPTCHA
  • If no archive exists be prepared to wait while one is created (this can take a minute)
  • Currently only The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Intercept, The Miami Herald, Financial Times, The Atlantic, Bloomberg, and The Athletic are supported (feel free to leave a review and recommend other websites to support).

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This Add-on was created for personal use, but published to comply with Mozilla’s guidelines. Original code was written by Austin Moore. This Add-on has no affiliation with

User reviews
I never received a reCAPTCHA. Still blocked from accessing the WSJ. Reverting to an earlier version resolved the issue. Thank you.
by DaveS, 2023-10-06
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Risk impact

Surmount is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Surmount if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

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

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