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Top 30 of Best Mozilla Firefox Addons for Security and Privacy

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Security and privacy have become our major concerns when choosing a web browser to use. Nobody wants to be tracked when surfing the net, expose to annoying adverts and banners or even become a victim as a result of being hacked. With Mozilla Firefox, many security and privacy addons can be used to keep browsing safe on the Internet and protect your computer from being infected by virus and malware. Here are some of the top Firefox security and privacy addons that you should install for safer browsing.

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Adblock Plus
Install Adblock Plus to regain control of the Internet and change the way that you view the web by blocking annoying adverts and banners.

NoScript
NoScript allows active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

FoxyProxy Standard
FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox’s limited proxying capabilities.

BetterPrivacy
BetterPrivacy is a safeguard which protects from usually not deletable LSO’s on Google, YouTube, eBay, etc.

Tamper Data
Use Tamper Data to view and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers and post parameters.

LastPass Password Manager
LastPass is a free online password manager and form filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure.

ShowIP
Show the IP address(es) of the current page in the status bar. It also allows querying custom information services by IP (right click) and hostname (left click), like whois, netcraft, etc. Additionally you can copy the IP address to the clipboard.

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

Password Exporter
This extension allows you to export your saved passwords and disabled login hosts using XML or CSV files that can be imported later.

BlockSite
BlockSite is an extension, which automatically blocks websites of your choice. Additionally, this extension will disable all hyperlinks to these websites, by just displaying the link text without the clicking functionality.

Stealther
If there are times you want to surf the web without leaving a trace in your local computer, then this is the right extension for you.

BitDefender QuickScan
BitDefender QuickScan is a fast antivirus scanner, able to determine in a matter of seconds if a system is infected with malware.

Fasterfox Lite
Fasterfox Lite is a performance and network tweaks for Firefox, without the enhanced prefetching.

QuickJava
Allows quick enable and disable of Java, Javascript, Flash, Silverlight, Images, Stylesheets and Proxy from the Statusbar and/or Toolbar without having to open any dialogs.

Autofill Forms
Autofill Forms enables you to fill out web forms with one click or a keyboard shortcut.

Modify Headers
Add, modify and filter the HTTP request headers sent to web servers. This addon is particularly useful for Mobile web development, HTTP testing and privacy.

Dr.Web anti-virus link checker
This plugin allows you to check any file you are about to download, any page you are about to visit with online version of Dr.Web anti-virus.

Ad blocker
It blocks ads on the web pages you visit.

AutoProxy
AutoProxy helps you to use your proxy automatically and efficiently.

ProCon Latte Content Filter
Filter web pages containing explicit content based on text on websites.

Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)
Stops behavioral advertising by over 120 different companies who quietly track you as you surf.

Lazarus: Form Recovery
Lazarus securely auto-saves all forms as you type, so after a crash, server timeout, or whatever, you can go back to the form, right click, “recover form”, and breathe a sigh of relief.

LinkExtend – Safety, KidSafe, Site Tools
LinkExtend provides meta-site-ratings for computer safety, child safety, company ethics, and popularity. Safety results come from eight online services giving you a safer browsing experience. Site links, titles, files and reviews are also included.

CookieCuller
Keep the cookies you want, automatically delete the rest.

Other Useful Firefox Addons

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