What add-on’s are the best for computer security?

I have WOT as an add on for firefox, but what other add on’s are good for security. Lately I have been super paranoid about viruses and keeping my computer secure. I don’t know much about computers at all, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank You!

3 replies
  1. cha says:

    AVG anti virus is good and can work with avast…. there is many others if you are willing to pay a little mony. i use wot and adblock for firefox.

  2. cowgirl says:

    I use wot, adblock plus, and mcafee site advisor, along with avast, and windows defender, but super anti spyware or adaware is good too, and windows firewall, and i’ve had no viruses or spyware at all.

  3. Dunbar Pappy says:

    Using FF/’NoScript’ to stop malware.
    If you’ve got Firefox (as you should) get ‘NoScript’ add-on; then with NS running, down on the far right corner is a blue ‘S’ with a red line through it: left click that> tick ‘forbid (whatever appears in the small menu)’ &/or mark as ‘untrusted’.
    Allow, temporarily, just enough of that list to get a particular aspect of the subject page to function, leaving the rest ‘untrusted’.

    Tools> Options> Privacy: Check ‘Accept Cookies from sites’
    & Un-Check ‘Accept 3rd Party cookies’

    AdBlock Plus settings
    To maximize the blocking function of ABP:
    On the ABP ‘Stop Sign’ drop arrow> Preferences> Filters> Add filter subscription: from the list of those available, tick whatever filter fits your Firefox settings have as ‘home’ country (US is > Easy List); tick ‘Subscribe’> OK.
    (This list removes the huge top banner ad on these Yahoo pages)

    Super cookie
    A new generation of un-deletable, long term cookie; the “Super-Cookie”, has been unleashed. This new generation cookie offers unlimited user tracking to industry and market research; exploiting Flash and DOM Storage objects.
    Control these monsters with “Better Privacy” for Firefox.

    Run all the above in, “Sandboxie”;
    Runs your programs in an isolated “sandbox”, preventing garbage from getting into your system & data.
    Use it for:
    >Secure Web Browsing, (browsing history, cookies, temporary files are contained in the sandbox and don’t leak into Windows;
    >Secure E-mail
    Just drop the icon of whatever you want to isolate into the “Sandboxie” window and that’s it. Very simple & secure.

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