Browser that includes function like NoScript???

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  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    My Firefox has slowed up a lot and I thought I would like to check out another browser however, I really like NoScript. I like that it locks down the scripts and its really easy for me to right-click and click on allow or temporarily allow.

    Do any of the other browsers have a function that blocks scripts and makes it easy to allow them?
     
  2. Daveski17

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    There has been some discussion about IE & script blocking on Wilders here.

    There is always SeaMonkey of course, which has NoScript ported for it.
     
  3. vasa1

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    Can't you just fix the problem rather than switch browsers?
     
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    Any of the chrome variants are also viable with the extension ScriptNo; I've found that to work quite well during my chrome experience.
     
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    :thumb: Obviously something is junking up the browser if no trouble was had before (making an assumption the poster is on the latest FF release).
     
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    I had some crashing problems with ScriptNo on Chrome & Iron, so I was reluctant to recommend it. That was on my notebook, it may have been specific to my set-up though. I didn't progress any further with it.
     
  7. Hungry Man

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    NoScript's features are essentially:
    CSRF
    XSS
    ClearClick

    Whitelist of scripts, objects, frames, etc

    ScriptNo has no CSRF, XSS, or ClearClick but it does provide whitelisting. Chrome does have XSS and CSRF built in - no ClearClick.


    I like ScriptNo for the referrer spoofing.

    Just make sure you use the experimental version and understand that it's a bit "beta"
     
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    Ah I see, it's certainly a hit and a miss sometimes depending on the situation. Guess I'd agree with Hungry Man on his description of it, though I'd say this extension has a fair bit of potential out of other chrome versions.
     
  9. chinook9

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    Thank you for all the recommendations. I will first try to fix Firefox and if that fails I will try chrome with ScriptNo. I may even try SeaMonkey....that being said, I suppose uninstall and reinstall of Firefox is something I should try.

    Thanks again.
     
  10. kupo

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    Some more features of NoScript:
    1. ABE (Application Bounderies Enforcer)
    2. noscript.removeSMILKeySniffer - Protection against scriptless keylogging using SMIL animation elements that are triggered by keystrokes.
    3.noscript.forbidBGRefresh - blocking background tab refresh (tabnapping protection)
    4. Automatic Secure Cookies Management
    and I'm sure there's a lot more.
     
  11. HAN

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    When I have fixed FF in the past, I have saved my bookmarks, made note of any custom settings and extensions, then uninstalled FF (including all profiles!)

    I rebooted, installed the new FF, imported my bookmarks, installed my extensions and tweaked my settings. Always worked for me...
     
  12. noone_particular

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    Not sure it qualifies as easy, but give a portable version of K-Meleon a look. Take a good look at the privacy bar and see if that's what you have in mind.
     
  13. woomera

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    Opera has a built-in function similar to noscript. in fact i believe its even better than noscript.
     
  14. Daveski17

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    Is there anything on the Opera website about this function? I haven't ever heard of anything like NoScript on Opera. You can set Opera up to have a visible on/off toggle for the Javascripting, but AFAIK that's about it. The only thing I can think of is NotScripts, which hasn't been developed for quite some time.

    I seriously doubt this.
     
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  15. HAN

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    In recent versions, you could control scripting in Opera site by site but it's not the handiest. Cookies were similar. Controllable but not handy. I can't speak on the latest versions. Once they started forcing Unite changes onto the Windows Firewall settings, I was done with it...
     
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