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Firefox Security Add-ons

Friday, September 25th, 2009 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet

Mozilla’s Firefox has grown popular among many frequent Internet users and bloggers. Now one of the most favored amongst web browsers, it is known for its reliability, ease to work with and customization. Many users are switching over from older Internet browsers like Internet Explorer to Firefox. Like any other Internet browser, it is important for Firefox to be kept secure at all times and protected from viruses and malicious spy ware. Many times the download you start with will just include basic security and features, and will not be configured to provide anything additional.


Security matters

If your Internet browser is not secure it could lead to a number of problems with your computer system within a matter of seconds. Even worse, all personal information and data stored in your system is easily accessible and can later be used against you. Your identification can be stolen, bank records, credit card details and secret pin codes.
There is a global threat of attack from malicious software on computer systems, and this is increasing on a daily basis. This problem tends to further increase when users click mindlessly on links they are not familiar with or visit websites disguised as popular places to visit while on the web. Benefiting are computer criminals that exploit Internet browser vulnerability and as a result, compromise computer systems all over the world.

Secure your browsing

The Mozilla Firefox Internet browser supports a number of features that can help you keep your guard against those who may wish to harm your computer. Firefox supports a number of security policies that are easy to configure. In addition, you can increase the security of your Mozilla Firefox browser with a number of add-ons that will provide you safety while browsing the Internet.
Safe Internet browsing is a major concern, especially with a large number of people who are now using it to buy and sell items using internet banking facilities, socializing with friends and colleagues, promoting their business and even pursuing a college degree. With so much valuable information floating around on your computer system, it is vital to arm yourself with the right protection.

While Mozilla Firefox offers many add-ons and security features, following are some of the best security add-ons for Mozilla Firefox that will help keep your information and computer secure at all times:

1.Adblock Plus ( The most popular add on amongst Firefox users for blocking banners and ads, with almost 800,000 downloads a week.


2.Better Privacy ( This cool add-on will protect your system against cookies that cannot be deleted known as “super-cookies.”


3.No Script ( Mozilla Firefox is believed by many to be the best when it comes to keeping your computer safe from a number of different attacks.


4.WOT ( or Web of Trust: This tool is a great add-on that will warn you anytime a website is about to infect your computer or flood you with spam.


5.Stealther ( This add-on is the best for surfing the Internet without leaving behind footprints as you can disable browser history, cookies, disk cache, file history, forms info and more.


6.Roboform Toolbar ( This tool provides the user with a way to manage and secure passwords.


7.Key Scrambler Personal ( This add-on works to encrypt all your keystrokes in order to safeguard your system from key loggers.

Those who use Mozilla Firefox are coming to appreciate all that it has to offer. With these easy add-ons being available, you can be rest assured that your Internet browsing is safe as well as productive.

~Zahid Javali

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