While Most Firefox Extensions Are Helpful When It Comes To Security There Are Some That Are Actually Malicious

These days there is probably no application that you use on your computer more than the browser. When we use the computer these days we are usually going to be on the web at some point and time. The web is filled with all different types of activity for people to do. You can use the web for entertainment, for doing work, for learning, and for many other different kinds of activity out there. And that means that when you get on you are going to need the browser to be able to access all of this activity.

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If you are going to be on the web then there is also a good chance that you are going to want to be on a modern day browser. There are a couple of reasons for this fact but the main reason should be that you would like to surf the web in a secure environment. The web is a very dangerous place if you are not careful and when you use an older browser it can be really dangerous. So if you want to go on the web then make sure you are using an updated version of your favorite browser. And if you want to be sure that you are really safe then you are going to want to use a browser such as Firefox.

Firefox and Chrome are two of the safest browsers on the market right now. While Internet Explorer is making serious inroads when it comes to being a secure browser it still is not there yet. So if you want to be sure that you are surfing the web safely then check out one of these two browsers. But if you want to really have an advantage when you are on the web then you should check out Firefox for all of the different extensions out there.

Many of the Firefox extensions that are available will allow you to add extra features to the browser to make it safer. They are built to stop many of the different attacks that are out there. And some of the extensions that are available to you are not just built for being preventative against attacks. There are extensions available that are built so that you can examine the source code and HTTP output from different sites. Being able to see this type of information will allow you to know if there is anything going on behind the scenes of some of your favorite sites that you like to visit. So if you are looking for a safe browser to use, as long as you take advantages of the many extensions that are available for Firefox then you can comfortable that you made a wise decision.

But everything is not perfect when it comes to the extensions that are available to Firefox. Just as with everything else on the web there are some bad guys who try to exploit tools such as Firefox. So they make extensions that have malware in them and that could possibly do harm to your computer. So when you are taking a look at extensions to use in your browser you should make sure that you use ones that are trusted and have been examined by the community.

When you are looking for a safe browser then you should look no further than Firefox. But also make sure that you are taking advantages of the extensions as well. A well reviewed extension can make the difference between a safe browsing session and a disaster.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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