Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 3.00, by Dr. Herong Yang
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:
Last update: 2013.
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