10 Best Security Add-ons for Firefox

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Today I am listing the best security add-ons for Firefox web browser. The Internet Safety is the most important factory when you are online. You need to learn to protect your PC before starting an intensive surfing.  Best thing to do to avoid all kinds of attacks or scams on the Internet. Phishing, intrusions, stealing passwords, emails or unwanted virus, and so on.

To protect yourself against these threats, try the following Firefox browser add-ons, I have compiled a below list based on the popularity and useful features.

10 Best Security Add-ons for Firefox

1. Adblock Plus

Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock Plus now to regain control of the internet. Adblock Plus allows you to regain control of the internet and view the web the way you want to.

2. NoScript

The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

3. WOT – Know Which Websites to Trust

Would you like to know which websites you can trust? WOT shows you which websites are trustworthy based on millions of users’ experiences. WOT is easy-to-use, fast and completely free.

4. BetterPrivacy

Ever wondered why you are still tracked though you tried everything to prevent it? BetterPrivacy is a safeguard which protects from usually not deletable LSO’s on Google, YouTube, Ebay and so on. Better Privacy serves to protect against special longterm cookies, a new generation of ‘Super-Cookie’, which silently conquered the Internet.

5. BrowserProtect

Alert and block browser hijacks on your Firefox. Today’s internet landscape include a new threat even from presumably legitimate downloads. Configuration changes have gone into mainstream habits of software publishers. That’s where BrowserProtect comes to rescue. It monitors your browser against homepage and search hijacks.

6. LastPass Password Manager

LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. Also for IE, Safari and Chrome. Your sensitive data is encrypted _locally_ before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it.

7. LinkExtend – Safety, KidSafe, Site Tools

LinkExtend provides meta-site-ratings for computer safety, child safety, company ethics, and popularity. Safety results come from eight online services giving you a safer browsing experience. Site links, titles, files and reviews are also included.

8. ShowIP

Show the IP address(es) of the current page in the status bar. It also allows querying custom information services by IP (right click) and hostname (left click), like whois, netcraft, etc. Additionally you can copy the IP address to the clipboard.

9. BitDefender QuickScan

The quickest way to find out if your computer is infected! BitDefender QuickScan is a very fast antivirus scanner, able to determine in a matter of seconds if a system is infected with malware.

10. Ghostery

Protect your privacy. See who’s tracking your web browsing and block them with Ghostery.

What about you guys,  which security extensions for Firefox did you install to protect yourself?

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Vishal Gaikar

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I am Vishal Gaikar, Software Engineer, Web Addicted, Living in Maharashtra, India. If you like This post, you can follow Tricks Machine on Twitter, also you can add me on Google+.

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