Getting New Add-Ons in Firefox

This section provides a tutorial example on how to review new add-ons and decide to install them or not in Firefox.

After finishing reviewing basic options, you should continue to review Firefox add-ons.

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

2. Click the "Get Add-ons" icon on the left. You will see some featured add-ons listed. Examples are:

DoNotTrackMe: DoNotTrackMe: Online Privacy Protection
   Protect your privacy. Stop companies and advertisers from tracking
   your browsing and sending you spam email.

Google/Yandex search link fix 1.4.1
   This extension prevents Google Search from modifying result links 
   when they are clicked.

Cookie Controller 3.2
   Buttons for managing site cookie permissions, switching global 
   cookie permissions on and off, browsing cookies, and removing 
   cookies. The same functions are included for local and session 

NoScript Security Suite
   The best security you can get in a web browser!
   Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect
   yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

Ghostery 5.0.6
   Protect your privacy. See who's tracking your web browsing and 
   block them with Ghostery.

These featured add-ons sound good tools to help you to protect your security and privacy. But don't install them until you have checked their ratings and reviews from other Firefox users.

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

The picture below shows some featured add-ons for Firefox:
Firefox Featured 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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