Disabling Extension Add-Ons in Firefox

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review extension add-ons and decide to keep them or disable them in Firefox.

Now let's review what add-ons have been already installed in Firefox. The first group of add-ons are called "Extensions".

1. Run Firefox and click "Tools > Add-ons" menu. You will see the add-on management screen.

2. Click the "Extensions" icon on the left. You will see a list of extention add-on that are already installed in Firefox.

For example, I have the following extension add-ons installed in my Firefox:

DOM Inspector - Enabled
   I used it to inspect the HTML document structure and properties 
   presented as DOM objects.

HTML 5.0 Validator - Enabled
   I used it to validate HTML documents to see if the meet the HTML
   5.0 standard or not.

Regular Expression Test23 - Disabled
   I used it to play with regular expressions.
SQLite Manager - Disabled
   I used it manage SQLite database files.
Yahoo! Toolbar - Disabled
   It was installed as part of Yahoo! Messenger.

My recommendation is that you should enable an extension add-on if it has a 5 out 5 rating and good reviews, and you absolutely need it.

You should disable or remove all unwanted extension add-ons.

The picture below shows some extension add-ons for Firefox:
Firefox Extension Add-Ons

Last update: 2013.

Table of Contents

 About This Windows Security Book

 Windows 8: System Security Review

 Windows 8: System Security Protection

 Windows 8 System Recovery

 Windows 8 Defender for Real-Time Protection

 Windows 7: System Security Review

 Windows 7: System Security Protection

 Windows 7 System Recovery

 Windows 7 Forefront Client Security

 Norton Power Eraser - Anti-Virus Scan Tool

 McAfee Virus and Malware Protection Tools

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

Keeping Firefox Secure

 Keeping Firefox Up To Date

 Start and Download Options for Firefox

 Content Type Handler Applications

 Privacy Options: Tracking, History and Cookies

 Security Options: Add-Ons and Passwords

 Deleting Cookies Stored in Firefox

 Getting New Add-Ons in Firefox

Disabling Extension Add-Ons in Firefox

 Disabling Plugin Add-Ons in Firefox

 Disabling Search Engines in Firefox

 Reviewing Advanced Settings in Firefox

 Keeping IE (Internet Explorer) Secure

 Malware (Adware, Spyware, Trojan, Worm, and Virus)

 HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool

 IE Add-on Program Listing and Removal

 "Conduit Search" - Malware Detection and Removal

 "Tube Dimmer", "Scorpion Saver" or "Adpeak" Malware

 Malware Manual Removal Experience

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 PWS (Password Stealer) Trojan Infection Removal

 MS08-001 Vulnerability on Windows Systems

 Antivirus System PRO


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