Oct 21, 2008
Impressive and free antivirus and antispyware package
Platform: Windows 2000, Windows XP, Mac OS X, Linux, Windows Vista
Verdict: A great antivirus and antispyware program at no cost
Firefox 1.5 or later
One security risk when browsing the internet is that many websites include
scripts, small programs for particular tasks.
Scripts can range from the wholly benign, for producing rounded corners on
boxes, to dangerous security risks. Noscript blocks these scripts from running
unless explicitly told otherwise.
When a script is blocked a bar with an options button appears at the bottom
of the screen alerting you. This can be used to mark a website as trusted so
that the restrictions are lifted. This bar can be set to disappear after a time
limit if it becomes annoying. An sound can also be set to warn of blocked
Trusted websites can also be added to the whitelist in the options window.
There is a button that can be added to the toolbar with quick options for
blocking or allowing scripts on a page. It helpfully changes to show whether or
not the current web page has been given permission or not.
Even though Firefox is generally more secure than Internet Explorer, this is
still worth installing on any computer using Firefox.
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