Safety, privacy and security are most important while you surf the internet. As you know the cyber world is an insecure world for exchanging information. Often exchanging information over internet leads to a high risk of intrusion or fraud, such as phishing.
Browsers like Firefox has many mechanisms to prevent these online frauds to certain extend. But to make it more secure you can make use of some of the security and privacy add-ons. These Firefox security add-ons not only make your surfing secure but also helps you to protect your privacy. Please remember that you should have a trusted anti-virus in your device to protect you from Viruses, Malware, and Spyware etc. These add-ons are meant to make your internet browsing more secure. Before installing any Firefox add-ons make sure that it is not blacklisted by Mozilla. Also you can make use of Mozilla Plug-in Check to keep browser plugins and add-ons up-to-date. You can also block websites in Firefox using certain add-ons.
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Top 25 Firefox Security Add-Ons

WOT – Know Which Websites to Trust

WOT shows you which websites are trustworthy based on millions of users’ experiences.WOT ratings are gathered from millions of users who rate millions of websites based on their experiences. The green, yellow or red icon next to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, on links in social networking sites helps you to protect from risky and infected websites.WOT - Know Which Websites to Trust
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NoScript allow active content to run only from sites you trust. This helps you to get additional protection from XSS and Click jacking attacks. Read more about how To Prevent Cross Site Scripting (XSS) and Click Jacking.
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Adblock Plus

Adblock Plus automatically configures itself for purposes ranging from removing online advertising to blocking all known malware domains. This is one of the most popular Firefox add-ons.
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Better Privacy serves to protect against special long term cookies or Super-Cookies. BetterPrivacy allows listing and managing Flash-cookies (LSO). You can configure it to remove LSO objects automatically on browser start-up, browser exit or by a configurable timer function. You can also configure it to exclude desired Flash cookies from automatic deletion.BetterPrivacy firefox add-onGet BetterPrivacy

Link Alert

Link Alert Firefox add-on displays an icon in the tool tip or next to the cursor indicating the target of a link. For example it indicates whether the target link points to a new window, a secure site, email link, JavaScript ,word document etc as seen below.Link Alert Firefox add-on
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Certificate Patrol

Certificate Patrol is a simple but highly effective Firefox ad-on at detecting potential issues related to SSL certificates. The issues can be man-in-the-middle attacks, unexpected certificate changes, etc.This add-on reveals when certificates are updated, so you can ensure it was a legitimate change.
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Ghostery protect your privacy by checking who’s tracking your web browsing and blocking them, It is functioning by detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google Analytics, and over 600 other ad networks.
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FoxyProxy Standard

FoxyProxy Firefox add-on is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox’s limited proxying capabilities.
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Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out (TACO)

TACO automatically blocks 100’s of web beacons, bugs, and other tracking technologies that advertisers and others use to track you. Protect your privacy by stopping secret tracking of your web browsing.Targeted Advertising Cookie Opt-Out
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BlockSite Firefox extension automatically blocks websites of your choice and disable all hyperlinks to these websites. The tools just display those hyperlink texts without the clicking functionality.
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TrackMeNot Firefox protects users against search data profiling by issuing randomized queries to popular search-engines.
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Panic Button

Panic Button Firefox add-on quickly hides all browser windows with a click of a button.Panic Button Firefox add-on
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Long URL Please

Firefox plugin transparently replaces any short URLs or tiny URL links when every web page loads so that you can see where links actually link to.Long URL Please Firefox add-on
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Flashblock is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox, and Netscape browsers that blocks all Flash content from loading.
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Close’n forget

Close’n forget Firefox add-on suppress the cookies related to the current page and, if configured, the whole domain from the history when you close the tab.Close n forget Firefox add-on
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Stealther Firefox add-on helps you to surf the web without leaving a trace in your local computer
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VeriSign EV Green Bar Extension

VeriSign EV Green Bar Extension add-on turns the address bar green and displays certificate owner and CA issuer information when the browser receives a VeriSign, thawte and/or GeoTrust EV certificate.
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TrustWatch Search by GeoTrust

TrustWatch Search by GeoTrust Firefox add-on uses the TrustWatch anti-phishing service so you can see real-time/in-line site rating information for all your search results by Google, Yahoo! and MSN search engines
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Dr.Web LinkChecker

Dr.Web LinkChecker 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.
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BrowserProtect Firefox add-on alert and block browser hijacks on your Firefox.It monitors your browser against homepage and search hijacks.
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Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon

Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon extends the blocking functionality of Adblock Plus to those annoying pop-up windows that are being opened on mouse clicks or other user actions.
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BitDefender QuickScan

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

LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure.The sensitive data is encrypted locally before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it.
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BugMeNot Firefox add-on helps you to bypass compulsory web registration with the context menu via
Get BugMeNot Firefox add-on generates temporary e-mail addresses for all those pesky online registration forms using the free service. This is really useful.

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