Update Scanner

Update Scanner

Monitors web pages for updates. Useful for websites that don't provide Atom or RSS feeds.

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What is Update Scanner?
Update Scanner is a practical Firefox extension designed for those who need to keep track of updates on websites that don't support Atom or RSS feeds. This add-on scans selected sites as per your set frequency and automatically highlights any changes to the page. Plus, it allows you to ignore minor updates and provides full international support.
Users: 5,654 ▲ 38
Rating: 3.97 (187)
Version: 4.4.0 (Last updated: 2020-02-07)
Creation date: 2006-09-11
Weekly download count: 53
Firefox on Android: No
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • alarms
  • notifications
  • storage
  • tabs
  • unlimitedStorage
  • *://twitter.com/*
  • *://www.facebook.com/*
Size: 202.28K
URLs: Website
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  • Select how often each site will be scanned
  • Changes to pages are highlighted automatically
  • Minor changes can be ignored
  • Full international support
User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Firefox Browser Add-ons does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Useful for tracking changes on websites
  • Reliable for long-term use
  • Integrates with Notification Sound add-on
  • Provides functionality for free that would normally require payment
  • Limited minimum autoscan time (5 minutes)
  • Issues with fetching empty pages
  • Randomly deletes added alerts
  • No response to security-related pull requests
Most mentioned
  • Reliable
  • Useful
  • Limited autoscan time
  • Integration with Notification Sound add-on
Recent reviews
WOW! I've been searching for tool like this for a long time. Thank you!

Used to work, but just fetches empty pages...? And worse, randomly deletes the alerts that I've added with no apparent cause.
by Zaltys, 2024-03-30

by nihy999, 2024-02-29
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Risk impact

Update Scanner is very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Update Scanner has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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