Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is a free antivirus program that can easily remove malicious software from your computer. It also has a paid version that can replace your current antivirus.
This is the last Firefox post for a while, I promise.
Flash LSOs, sometimes called “zombie cookies” can pose a serious privacy risk to you and your computer. BetterPrivacy allows you to control them and protect yourself from untrusted, malicious, or simply unwanted ones.
Note: This post applies primarily to Mozilla Firefox.
Most websites like to store little pieces of information, called cookies, on your browser for various purposes. These can be useful, but they can also be harmful. Cleaning your cookies with an add-on like Self-Destructing Cookies or Cookie Monster can protect you.
Adblock is software that blocks ads. Most commonly, it’s a browser add-on. However, there is some debate on the use and ethics of adblocking software. While it is extremely convenient, some people argue that blocking ads is wrong because the website may not get paid for showing you ads.
Connecting to websites using HTTPS is much more secure. But knowing which websites support it can be tricky, and it’s a hassle to use sometimes. If you use HTTPS Everywhere, you don’t have to worry about any of that while still reaping the security benefits.
If you’re looking for a safer internet browsing experience, or if you just want to play YouTube videos after a click and not automatically, NoScript is for you. It makes Firefox safer, faster, and is just generally worth your while. Continue reading