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Helpful Browser Add-Ons

(Updated Oct/16)

Why are some Add-ons so very needed?

One of the biggest issues I see these days is coming from your Internet browser programs. More and more websites contain ads and other background items that are creating many different kinds of issues with individual’s computers.

of these ads and other background items have tricked people into accepting software they do not want. If the ad is connected to any bad software, once you have clicked on it, you have accepted it and the anti-virus program lets it go. Yes, that is right, the anti-virus program lets the bad software to continue, because you accepted it.

I have found a few different kinds of add-ons that can help you reduce the potential issue of receiving unwanted bad software.

List of recommended Add-ons

Added options to consider. (Updated Oct.16/17)

All the above links are all useful depending on your preferred browser(s). All these add-ons can be acquired directly from browsers. The links are just to provide you with more information for you.

The following contains short break down of information on each of these choices.

Ghostery add-on is advertised as a free or paid for privacy service. I have found that it is great at stopping the bad website extras from coming through to your computer and it speeds up the browsing process. When I install this add-on, I always set the options to maximum settings. Once I come across a website that doesn't work, that is when I may consider “Whitelisting” that particular website page.

Adblock Plus has been know for years and does a great job at stopping the excessive ads on websites. It still downloads the ad, but it stops them from showing up.

DisconnectMeDuckDuckGo & StartPage are all great options for your searching tools. Yes Google is awesome, but it too has its drawbacks and that is where these three choices come in. A main drawback to Google is that they track what you search, and you would be restricted from getting some results you would get otherwise. The main benefit of these three services is that they do not track what you are searching for. This gives you more freedom choices and therefore in your searches. On top of this, you do not get the advertising and potential result of Spam.

uBlock Origin is a free and open source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking. The extension is available for several browsers:  Chrome,  Firefox,  and Opera. uBlock Origin has received praise from technology websites, and is reported to be much less memory-intensive than other extensions with similar functionality. uBlock Origin's stated purpose is to give users the means to enforce their own (content-filtering) choices

Privacy Badger is a free software web browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Its purpose is to block advertisements and tracking cookies that do not respect the Do Not Track setting in a user's web browser.

RequestPolicy is a Firefox extension that improves the privacy and security of your browsing by giving you control over when cross-site requests are allowed by webpages you visit.

NoScript (or NoScript Security Suite) is a free and open-source extension for Mozilla Firefox, SeaMonkey, and other Mozilla-based web browsers, created and actively maintained by Giorgio Maone, an Italian software developer and member of the Mozilla Security Group. NoScript allows executable web content such as JavaScript,  Java,  Flash,  Silverlight, and other plugins only if the site hosting is considered trusted by its user and has been previously added to a whitelist. NoScript also offers specific countermeasures against security exploits.

In combination, these two add-ons make a great improvement to your browsing enjoyment and greatly decrease the risk of receiving bad software.

Malware

DisconnectMe advertises that they stop malware. In the end, all of these add-ons contribute to the stopping or at least major reduction in malware. Think of malware as polite spyware, but it also contributes to slowing your computer down.

Summarization

If everyone does the steps that I have recommend above and on my other posts, they would not require such a need for computer Tech / IT support services as there do today. At the same time, as technology progresses, there will be new technologies to corrupt the unaware or uninformed people of the world. I wish you all the best for your enjoyment of your computer.

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Happy Surfing!

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2018
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Sept 27 - Browser, Webmail Etc.
Sept 23 - Wi-fi vs Data
Jun 22 - Info to start a website
Jun 13 - Shutdown VS Hibernation
Apr 21 - Ejecting
Mar 17 - Scams - Be Aware
Feb 21 - Chip Flaw Problem
Feb 20 - Mac OS Maintenance
2017
Nov 11 - SEO Made Simple
June 18 - mailto-Email to Webmail
June 11 - Whitelisting
Apr 15 - Electrosmog
Mar 26 - Email Services & Providers
Mar 20- Internet Safety
2016
Oct 16 - Northern Internet Providers
Oct 16 - VOIP Services
Oct 16 - Facebook App VS Browsers
Apr 22 - Kinds of Internet
Apr 19 - What is "I.T."?
Apr 18 - Keyboard Tips
Jan 18 - Search Tips
2015
Dec 14 - Which Computer!?
Dec 6 - Win. Un/Supported
Dec 6 - Win. 8.1 Backups
Oct 22 - Helpful Add-On
Oct 22 - Optimization Software
Sept 18 - Win. OS Maintenance
Aug. 29 - Win. 10's Too New
Aug. 22 - Anti-virus
Aug. 15 - Win. 8 Heads Up
Aug. 8 - C.A.S.L.
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