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Firefox Extensions

By Alex.A
Oct 14, 2007
  1. I am using Mozilla Firefox and I saw that there are many extensions and add-ons so I was wondering which ones are the best for security, faster surfing or other purposes. If anyone knows, please let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    The fewer the better ! They can cause trouble ! See Jobeard`s, extension warning

    If you have to have extensions,then Adblock Plus - Mouse Gestures- Fasterfox
     
  3. TheJediSlayer

    TheJediSlayer TS Rookie Posts: 164

    WOT, is a great Firefox extension that will protect you against entering sites that have been rated bad: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic89189.html

    I'd recommend you use it!

    Also, BlameCanada's Adblock Plus extension suggestion is good too. I use it and it helps. You might also consider using the No Script extension for Firefox.
     
  4. evilfantasy

    evilfantasy Banned Posts: 428

    Check out No Script

     
  5. Alex.A

    Alex.A TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Thanks, i installed NoScript. Now, do I have to configure some settings or the program works fine without anything changed?
     
  6. evilfantasy

    evilfantasy Banned Posts: 428

    The only thing I changed was under the Notifications tab was I disabled/unchecked the "Show message about blocked script" so it does not pop up.
     
  7. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 1,687

    if you install adblock plus then install Filterset.G Updater as well, it works with adblock plus and updates it with a new list of things to block every so often

    i also have IE Tab which is handy if you don't feel like opening ie to view a page and one called Track Me Not which generates random searches so that websites can't target you with ads from things that you have searched for - adblock plus blocks the ads but it's good for security anyway ;)
    you can set how often it does a search, i have it set to every hour but the setting ranges from 10 per minute to 1 every hour
     
  8. Alex.A

    Alex.A TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 73

    Ok guys, thanks for helping me. Now I feel safer :p
     
  9. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Thanks Alex. I'm trying it and will post back on the results. I've kept my extensions to a minimum and done well so far.
     
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