One of my favorite browsers is Mozilla Firefox, for several reasons, but mainly because it is quite safe and can be modified using add-ons to browse even more safely. These are some of my favorite plugins that give me a trouble-free browsing experience and protect me from malware, virusses and all sorts of web attacks :
- Adblock Plus (Download) : This add-on removes all advertisements from the webpages you visit. It uses a list of advert-providing websites and blocks all images, scripts, iframes and pop-ups that originate from these sites. The list is maintained by the developers of Adblock Plus, so you don't have to do this yourself.
Install this add-on if you want ad-free surfing.
- Flashblock (Download) : This add-on disables all flash-plugins on a website. By a simple mouse click, you can view them.
Some website are flooded with flash-plugins and make it cumbersome and slow. This add-on disables them all, so they don't load.
If you do want to see them, for instance to watch a YouTube clip or to play a flash game, you have the choice to enable it.