5 Tools To Bulletproof Firefox

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  1. bigc73542

    bigc73542 Retired Moderator

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    I wouldn't use any of those. They would ruin Fx IMO.
     
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    That is totally up to you :doubt:
     
  4. WSFuser

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    Password Maker - dont need it. i memorize my passwords just fine
    SiteAdvisor - conflicts with Organize Status Bar. bye bye SA.
    NoScript - i got fed up. breaks too many sites.
    Anti-Phishing Tools - i dont use netcraft or google safe browsing (now part of google toolbar) but i do have spoofstick
    Clear Private Data - firefox's builtin feature is enough for me

    although it make the list "6", id include a cookie extension like Permit Cookies. helps control privacy and isnt as bad as noscript.
     
  5. lotuseclat79

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    Hi WSFuser,

    NoScript doesn't break websites. If you surf on the wild-side, ykwim, it can save your butt! It gives you a choice of temporary approval or more permanent for execution of JavaScript used by a website to render it. When it saves your butt from cracker malware embedded in JavaScript, you'll be glad you used it. I regard it as a necessary precautionary measure.

    Otherwise, I agree with your statements about the other extensions.

    -- Tom
     
  6. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    That list is wrong - typically media like.
    Phishing is a joke - and if you use Noscript it will break down most of the phishing thingies, but it won't break sites - at least mostly not those worth visiting. The same applies to Site Advisor, what do you care about what site you visit if all you see is plain text and static images?
    Clear private data and password maker are kind of unnecessary. Firefox can clear its own data, and just keep the passwords in your head. Simple.

    I would make the list like this:

    What does your browser interact with - ok, let's cover those issues:

    Noscript
    Adblock (Plus) with Updater
    Cookie Button

    And that's it. Anything beyond is convenience and not security.

    Mrk
     
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    many sites i visit use javascript for menus and such. also theres too many sites that i visit just once or just by random. allowing them temporarily can be a nuisance after a while and allowing them permanently seems overkill. and video sites...u gotta allow them or let the plugin crash.

    anyways its just my opinion. for me KAV, prevx1, and LnS are sufficient for surfing on teh dark side.
     
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    There is no IDIOT-PROOF defense when browsing nasty websites. People bog down FF with BS extensions and wonder why the browser is so slow and buggy. Adblock is a must. Add a mouse gesture and download manager to improve functionality.
     
  10. TonyW

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    The best bullet-proofing is yourself.
     
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    That's nice, even the data-collection is secured via SSL these days.
    I only use noscript and adblock plus and that's enough i think.

    Lamehand
     
  12. sukarof

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    Password Maker - I use Roboform.
    SiteAdvisor - It was cool for a while, but since I have Java turned off and have NoScript I have no need for it.

    NoScript - Absolutely. there are not many sites that adds anything interresting with their scripts anyway so it is no problem allowing these permanently or temporarely. It is quickly done.

    Anti-Phishing Tools - I have netcraft installed, but rarely look at it :/ it is a very good tool to find out lots info on sites tho...
    Clear Private Data - I think that firefox does this pretty well.
     
  13. TNT

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    Password Maker - I use Password Safe.
    SiteAdvisor - Way too unreliable. Misses lots of really nasty sites, red-flags some 'good' sites (i.e. xfocus.net).
    NoScript - Never felt the need to use it.
    Anti-Phishing Tools - I don't receive any phishing e-mails whatsoever.
    Clear Private Data - I use Eraser.
     
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