AVG PrivacyFix, Bitdefender TrafficLight, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Privacy Badger identify and block ad networks and other entities that track your Web activities.
The free extensions for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer thwart trackers, block ads (in Firefox and Chrome), and rate the safety of links before you click them: Ghostery, Adblock Plus, and Web of Trust, respectively.
The new browser won't let new third-party add-ons run until users give the say-so, and it suggests old ones be disabled. Also: Twitter search and a tab tune-up.
Mozilla programmers hope to release the first beta version of Jetpack, Firefox 4's new foundation for customization through add-ons, on Monday. It won't be feature-complete, though.
IE remains the most widely used browser, and version 8 is much safer than its predecessors; these six free add-ons help IE 8 users avoid malware and other Web dangers.
A key feature in the latest beta for Android users expands the ways you can customize and tweak the home screen.
Version 10 of the app offers a redesigned interface, customizable home page, and support for Adobe Flash.
Launching its new Anti-Exploit software, Malwarebytes sets out to seal up the most-feared security gaps in browsers, PDF readers, Java, and Microsoft Office.
Plug-ins like Silverlight and Google Earth will be harder to find in the Chrome Web Store as Google works to build a safer, faster Web browser.
Having trouble adjusting to Firefox 29? If Mozilla’s overhauled browser is giving you fits, take a look at the Classic Theme Restorer extension.