6 Firefox Addons To Make Your Browser Even More Secure

1. Ghostery 2.4.2 by David Cancel, Felix Shnir

Get notified when bugs are found

DETECT
Ghostery sees the “invisible” web, detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.

LEARN
After showing you who operates behind the scenes, Ghostery also gives you the opportunity to learn more about each company it identifies, including links to their privacy policy and opt-out options.

CONTROL
Ghostery allows you to block scripts from companies that you don’t trust, delete local shared objects, and even block images and iframes.

COLLABORATE
Ghostery also includes the optional, opt-in feature called GhostRank, which sends Ghostery servers anonymous information about the trackers you encounter and where you encounter them. This allows us to create a more comprehensive list of detectable items, and helps us create a more transparent behavioral advertising ecosystem through our partnership with Better Advertising.

PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY
Ghostery is built and maintained for users that care about their online privacy, and is engineered with privacy as a primary goal. Ghostery use is anonymous. No registrations or sign-ups are required. The Ghostery plug-in does not place cookies into your browser. Neither the Ghostery application nor Better Advertising receives any data from Ghostery users unless the user opts-in to participate in GhostRank. GhostRank data itslef is anonymous, is NEVER used for advertising targeting purposes, and is only shared in aggregated, non-personal, statistical form.

2.Torbutton 1.2.5 by Mike Perry

Torbutton provides a button to easily enable or disable the browser’s use of Tor. Torbutton provides enhanced privacy and browser state isolation features that make it more private and secure for Tor usage than any other general purpose proxy switching addon. It can also be combined with multi-proxy switching addons to provide Tor protection when the Tor proxy is selected, but please see the FAQ for important security information about filter-based addons such as FoxyProxy.
It can also be used independent of Tor for general privacy management with an auxiliary proxy such as privoxy or polipo.

3. Web of Trust – Safe Browsing Tool 20100908 by WOT Services

Would you like to know which websites you can trust? The Web of Trust (WOT) add-on is a safe surfing tool for your browser. Traffic-light rating symbols show which websites you can trust when you search, shop and surf on the Web.

4. BitDefender QuickScan 0.9.9.52 by BitDefender R&D Team

The quickest way to find out if your computer is infected!

BitDefender QuickScan is a very fast antivirus scanner, able to determine in a matter of seconds (up to 1-2 minutes on first-time scans) if a system is infected with malware.

5. BetterPrivacy 1.48.3 by NettiCat


Better Privacy serves to protect against not deletable longterm cookies, a new generation of ‘Super-Cookie’, which silently conquered the internet. This new cookie generation offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research. Concerning privacy Flash- and DOM Storage objects are most critical.
This addon was made to make users aware of those hidden, never expiring objects and to offer an easy way to get rid of them – since browsers are unable to do that for you.

6. Search Engine Security 1.1.1 by Julien Sobrier

Protect against redirections to fake AV pages, fake video, fake Flash updates, etc. by changing the Referer header when coming from a search engine result.

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