Add-ons which are also known as ActiveX controls, browser extensions, browser helper objects, or toolbars, can improve your browsing experience on a website by adding additional features web pages can use. Browser extension can help you to work faster, get smarter, and maybe even save time. In short browser extension makes you a smart Internet user.
Here are most useful and better browser extensions, that will make your browser secure
1) Protect Your Privacy:
a) AdBlock Plus:
Adblock Plus is an open-source content-filtering and ad blocking extension for all leading browsers. It is most powerful ad blocking tool which blocks all annoying ads on the web. Also it block tracking of your online activity, protect your computer by blocking domains known to spread malware and disable social media buttons from websites.
Get: AdBlock Plus
b) Script Blocking Extension:
But the only drawback of these extension is that, they also disable media sites cool features.
2) Anti-tracking and anti-cookie:
These days just by using the Internet you’re subject to invisible tracking, malware, identity theft and data breaches that put your sensitive private information at risk. Disconnect is a powerful, privacy and security tools that makes the Internet better. It is simple to use and give you the ability to control access to your personal information. Disconnect block malware & tracking, keep watch on who’s tracking you and keep your searches private.
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b) Privacy Badger:
Privacy Badger is a browser add-on that stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from secretly tracking where you go and what pages you look at on the web. If an advertiser seems to be tracking you across multiple websites without your permission, Privacy Badger automatically blocks that advertiser from loading any more content in your browser.
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Ghostery is a free, simple and effective privacy tool. Ghostery sees the "invisible" web, detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google, and thousands of other companies interested in your activity. With Ghostery, you have complete control over who has access to your information. Here you can choose you choose whether you want to block tracker-by-tracker, site-by-site, or a combination of the two. Also you can easily add any sites to your trusted white list.
a) HTTPS Everywhere:
HTTPS Everywhere is a free and open source web browser extension. It encrypts your communications with many major websites, making your browsing more secure. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. After installation, it will automatically routes all your data through a secure connection and switches you to HTTPS whenever possible.
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b) Personal Blocklist:
Personal Blocklist extension is only for Chrome. It will blocks domains/hosts from appearing in your Google search results that you choose to block. When you block a site with the extension, you won’t see results from that domain again in your Google search results. You can always revoke a blocked site at the bottom of the search results, so it's easy to undo blocks. You can also edit your list of blocked sites by clicking on the extension's icon in the top right of the Chrome window.
c) Web of Trust (WOT):
WOT protects you against scams, untrustworthy links and rogue web stores. It has own ratings, powered by a global community of millions of users who rate websites based on their own experiences. WOT works in a very simple way - it shows website reputations as traffic lights next to search results when using Google, Yahoo!, Bing or any other search engine. WOT displays a colored icon in address bar and the color of this icon tells on which sites you can trust for safe searching, surfing and shopping online: green for good, red for bad, and yellow as a warning to be cautious.
Get Web of Trust (WOT):
LastPass is a freeware password manager which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way. With LastPass you have to only remember one master password and LastPass takes care of the rest. It fills your logins for you and instantly syncs from your desktop to your laptop, your computer to your smartphone, your tablet to the Web, so you never struggle to remember another password. You can also generate strong password with LastPass.