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Help the sites you frequent stay in business by adding them to AdBlock Plus's whitelist, which restricts the obtrusiveness of the ads that open on the page.
Fortify your browser, opt out of location tracking, and use a virtual private network to hide your IP address.
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.
Once you're sure the PC is free of malware, create standard user accounts for each user and install an arsenal of free security programs and activity monitors to enhance the machine's virus resistance.
To ensure that your browsing history isn't shared with online advertisers, use Google's opt-out features or the free Disconnect add-on for Google Chrome and Firefox to opt out of receiving ads based on your online footprints.
The free Ghostery add-on for Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari, and Opera tells you which third-party sites placed a tracking cookie in your browser when the current page opened and lets you block cookies selectively.
No browser is unbreachable, but the security add-ons available for Mozilla's Firefox browser certainly put the odds in your favor.
Being secure while surfing the Web is of paramount concern to many. And with the help of these Firefox browser extensions, you'll be much safer when you visit sites.