Thread: FireFox Must Haves?
December 14th, 2011, 01:29 AM #1
FireFox Must Haves?
I'm reformatting a WinXP Home PC for a family with teens who have questionable surfing habits. I know Firefox can help vs IE8, but I don't use it myself. What are the must have security add-ons for Firefox? Also, what version of FF should I install?
Last edited by JLK03F150; December 14th, 2011 at 01:33 AM.
December 14th, 2011, 01:50 AM #2
Version - the latest if you can. If not then whichever the last version to support XP was.
Add-ons - I haven't used most in awhile but these are the ones I usually use. adblock, no script, web of trust (wot)
December 14th, 2011, 02:45 AM #3
The latest non-beta makes sense. Last version I used was 3.6 & 4.0 was beta. lol Looks like ver 8.0.1 is the latest version. wow
I remember adblock & the other two sound like good add-ons too. Thanks!
December 14th, 2011, 01:45 PM #4
Yeah the Mozilla guys have an abbreviated update process. They push out a new version every couple of months. For the most part I think they are minor upgrades, as I haven't seen anything major, but they keep adding to the version number like its something significant.
December 14th, 2011, 02:18 PM #5
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No script and adblock are a plus!
December 14th, 2011, 10:58 PM #6
I looked up WOT & it seems like the search result ranking in the latest Avast. Is that the case?
December 15th, 2011, 12:58 AM #7
Probably something similar. If you already have something like safezone then its not really needed.
December 15th, 2011, 07:31 PM #8
It's called Avast WebRep and it's based on Avast community input. I got everything finished up today & it's like a different machine. He seems happy with it & he's learned a few things about internet security to pass on to his kids.
Thanks again guys.
December 15th, 2011, 11:26 PM #9
Another vote for Adblock Plus and Noscript.
I also use "Pentadactyl", it lets you use Firefox like it's "vi" from Unix/Linux. Quite nice so you can browse mouseless if you choose to.
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