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Don't know if this is a stupid question.. but I would like to know if this combination of Extensions for Firefox were bad or useless or conflicted with each other? (NOTE I dont have all of these downloaded yet, I wanted to know before I did)

Adblock Plus

Avast! WebRep

DoNotTrackMe

MaskMe

RequestPolicy

NoScript

 

Thanks. I have Windows Vista with Avast Free.

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Hi:

 

Technically speaking, those are actually called "extensions". :)

 

What do you mean by "bad"?

We would need a bit more information to better assist you.

 

There are many, excellent security extensions for Firefox.

AdblockPlus and NoScript are two that I personally use.

I don't know about the others.

 

At some point, however, loading up your profile with too many extensions can cause conflicts, instability, crashes, freezes and other performance problems.

If you start to experience these issues or other strange behavior, then that might be the case.

When/if that happens there are some standard diagnostic steps to isolate the issue: http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_%28Firefox%29

 

Your anti-virus will also provide some protection, as will the active, real-time protection of MBAM PRO.

 

NO browser extension or anti-virus program or anti-malware application is a substitute for a healthy dose of common sense and safe computing practices. :)

 

Cheers,

 

daledoc1

 

P.S. There is an excellent, very busy user community here: http://forums.mozillazine.org/

There are many VERY expert "power users" who could probably address your specific concerns.

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I use all of those, except for request policy. I didn't have any incompatibility issues using them.

 

If you want more protection outside of Firefox, I'd personally recommend a good firewall, such as Zone Alarm: http://www.zonealarm.com/

 

Along with a security program like exe radar: http://www.novirusthanks.org/products/category/anti-executable/

 

Oh, and a better, custom version of Task manager like System Explorer: http://systemexplorer.net/

 

The list can go on, but those are my favorites.

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