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    Best safety and security add-ons for Firefox?

    I have recently decided to use FireFox as my browser after many years with IE. What add-ons are recommended by the Windows Secret community as far as running FireFox safely and securely?
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    Dick,

    IMHO No-Scirpt is a must! I also use FlashBlock, WOT, and Disconnect. HTH
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    Hi Dick,
    This is what I use. N.B. Noscript must be set properly.

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    I use Startpage HTTPS, Do Not Track Me, Adblock Plus, Quick Translator, WOT and DuckDuckGo.

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    Firefox security add-ons I use: Adblock Plus, Better Privacy, DoNotTrackMe (also MaskMe), Updatged Ad Blocker for FireFox. Also use KeyScrambler from QFX which integrates keyboard strokes to the kernel and works on most sites.

    I believe in using the best virus (malware) software even though it costs $39 each year to update for 3 pcs. ESET Intenet Security Suite is always tops industry tests and uses few resources. It integrates into Firefox (currently prior to v24, Chrome, IE and Flock). Never get false alarms but recently got shocked by a large red warning box and a halted process until I let it remove malware (trojans, rootkit). Also look into Firefox's options under Tools menu item. It has privacy and security settings. Had loads of trouble with Symantec and Norton in the past and they are very heavy so I avoid them.

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    First, check what your antivirus software is capable of. There’s no point in duplicating what you already have. I like to keep things lean and simple, so I only use one add-on which is the avast! Online Security plugin that comes with their antivirus software. Also, the browser itself, at Tools > Options, has its own Privacy and Security adjustments. I don’t use any ad blocking software, since it’s advertising that keeps much of the internet alive, just as with television networks. Without advertising, much of what’s on the internet would struggle to survive.

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