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#1 Cluless

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 06:50 AM

Hi Guys

 

After a malware attack some years ago I added some browser extensions to help keep safe. It does slow my surfing down somewhat, but I reckoned it was worth it. Can I ask you to look at my extensions to see if I,m duplicating or missing something that would improve my security

 

I have Windows 10 OS

 

With Windows Defender backed up by Malwarebytes premium and several on demand scanners.

 

My extensions are: WOT, Ghostery, U Block Origin, IBM Trusteer and Qualys browser checker.

 

I would be grateful for any input.

 

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 07:59 AM

To protect my web browser (Firefox), privacy, help prevent advertisements & block websites, I use the following:

  • uBlock Origin, a general purpose blocker which can block both ads and scripts.
  • AdBlock, an extension that blocks most ads including annoying YouTube video ads.
  • Ghostery a tool which allows you to block beacons, trackers, advertising, analytics, widgets and cookies.
  • Malwarebytes Add-on, an extension which provides malware, scam, advertising/tracker and clickbait protection.
  • HTTPS Everywhere, an extension that encrypts your communications, making your browsing more secure.
  • Disable HTML5 Autoplay, an extension that disables autoplay and preloading of HTML5 video and audio players.
  • SpywareBlaster Free, a program that restricts the actions of potentially dangerous sites by adding a list of sites and domains associated with known spyware, advertisers and marketers to the browser's "Restricted Sites Zone"...see here for more detailed information.

 

 


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:44 AM

Hi, Cluless!
 
It would help if you could mention which web browser(s) you use, because there are some extensions that only are available for some, but not all, web browsers.
 
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Edited by midimusicman79, 31 May 2018 - 09:40 AM.

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

Thanks for input Quietman

 

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:14 AM

Most of the popular browser extensions are also available for Google Chrome.
  • uBlock Origin, a general purpose blocker which can block both ads and scripts.
  • AdBlock, an extension that blocks most ads including annoying YouTube video ads.
  • AdBlock Plus, an extension that blocks video ads, banners, pop-ups and other forms of intrusive and annoying advertising, as well as blocking tracking and malwares.
  • Ghostery a tool which allows you to block beacons, trackers, advertising, analytics, widgets and cookies.
  • Malwarebytes Add-on, an extension which provides malware, scam, advertising/tracker and clickbait protection.
  • HTTPS Everywhere, an extension that encrypts your communications, making your browsing more secure.
  • HTML5 Video Autoplay Blocker, an extension that disables autoplay and preloading of HTML5 video and audio players.

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 06:42 AM

Hi, Cluless & quietman7!

 

These browser extensions are also available for Google Chrome:

  • uBlock Origin Extra, a companion extension to uBlock Origin to gain the ability to foil early hostile anti-user mechanisms working around content blockers.
  • Phish.AI IDN Protect, a small utility to protect against IDN/Unicode websites (homograph attacks).
  • OPSWAT MetaDefender (File Security), an easy-to-use tool that lets you check any file or application for malware and known vulnerabilities after you download it.

Regards,

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 07:00 AM

Yes and there are many more but it's impractical to list them all unless you go to Chrome Web Store.

Firefox users would need to go to the Firefox Privacy & Security Extensions page.
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