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Best browser security plugins/extensions?

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#1 hateway


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:35 AM

I see more and more browser extensions installing themselves into all browsers, but most commonly Firefox and Chrome. You know the ones, Call Microsoft! Call Apple! Call US! When I run scans, I never find anything except sometimes with Malwarebytes AdwCleaner, and even still I have to manually remove the extensions or reset the browser altogether. Does anyone know of any plugin or extension that will block (head off at the pass) these from injecting themselves? I have seen many tutorials by Lawrence Abrams on here for removal, but I'm looking for a blocker of some sort. Do I need a stronger firewall perhaps? Many thanks!

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 10:27 AM

Any ad you see trying to get you to call to repair, fix, etc. are scam ads for criminals. Are you continuously seeing those types of ads?


The best security add-on for Firefox is NoScript....used it for many years. It takes some time to learn to use it properly but it is well worth it.

NoScript Security Suite :: Add-ons for Firefox


Next would be an ad blocker such as Adblock Plus as often even legit ad servers are compromised and show the criminal ads.

Adblock Plus :: Add-ons for Firefox

Adblock Plus - Chrome Web Store


You can block third party cookies from installing. Those are ad and tracking cookies.

How to disable third-party cookies in all major web browsers


Once you have done the above run CCleaner to remove the existing third party cookies.

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


The best security program is between your ears....your knowledge of how to avoid adware and malware through safe browsing and installation of software.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:43 PM

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