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Need a great proxy add-on for Firefox? I have found 3 of the best out there today. Proxy add-ons come in handy for lots of reasons. The biggest reason is they allow you to browse more anonymously. Check out these proxy extensions and let me know which one is your favorite.
Proxy List Pro is a simple and completely FREE web proxy service (no ads). Perfect for those looking to bypass censorship restrictions and/or looking to browse the internet privately, anonymously and securely.
Best Proxy Switcher was developed by a team who has provided proxy services since 2004. You can use Best Proxy Switcher with your own proxy servers or let it download most recently checked list from their website automatically for free.
Are you concerned about your privacy? Or, are you blocked from some websites by a firewall? And, are you arming yourself with a proxy? In that case, AutoProxy is designed for you! A tool to help you use your proxy automatically & efficiently.
Tired of seeing YouTube blocked? In some countries – I am told – YouTube videos are totally blocked. That is not exactly fair, is it? Thankfully though, if you find yourself in one of these places – you have ProxTube to help save the day. This add-on will unblock YouTube videos.
For those of you out there who love the FoxyProxy add-on for Firefox, you now have two different flavors to choose from. If you need just a simple on and off proxy switcher, Grab the new FoxyProxy Basic. If you would rather have all the bells and whistles, those are preserved in what is now being called FoxyProxy Standard.
First things first, what does this thing promise to do? FoxyProxy is a Firefox add-on which switches an internet connection automatically across one or more proxy servers based on URL patterns. The extension automates the manual process of editing Firefox’s Connection Settings dialog. Proxy server switching occurs based on the loading URL and the switching rules you define.
So, now the question is – which one is best for you?
We all like tools that help us feel a little safer, right? Firefox has a slew of tools you can use to add extra security to the platform. One thing I really like about this is each person can decide how much more added security he or she needs. How do you know which of the add-ons are the best?
Here are some of the most popular plugins that help with increasing the privacy or security for your Firefox installation.
The best security you can get in a web browser! Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.
WOT, Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory.
Do you like to pretend that you are a super secret spy when browing the Web? Maybe you just don’t want that nosy brother or sister looking in on what you have been doing. No matter the situation, if you want to stay secret – the Stealther Firefox extension is for you.
FoxyProxy is an advanced proxy management tool that completely replaces Firefox’s limited proxying capabilities. It offers more features than SwitchProxy, ProxyButton, QuickProxy, xyzproxy, ProxyTex, TorButton, etc.
Want Firefox to help you encrypt your secret files and documents? Maybe you just want to learn more about the encryption process? No matter which camp you fall into, the Fire Encrypter Firefox extension is for you. It brings the top secret world of encryption right into your favorite little browser.
Forget your passwords! Sxipper accurately fills in forms, manages passwords and your OpenIDs.
Want more control over your cookies? No, I’m not talking about the ones your grandmother loves to shove down your throat – I am talking about the ones that involve your browser. The Firefox extension CookieCuller gives you total control over which cookies stay on your computer by letting you protect cookies of your choice while automatically deleting the rest.
Flashblock is an extension for the Mozilla, Firefox, and Netscape browsers that takes a pessimistic approach to dealing with Macromedia Flash content on a webpage and blocks ALL Flash content from loading. It then leaves placeholders on the webpage that allow you to click to download and then view the Flash content.
With all this talk about your privacy being attacked and people snooping on what you have been searching about, you are bound to feel a little paranoid. You might be watching over your shoulder as you type. You might be turning the lights out before you get Online. How can you protect yourself from being tracked in your searches though? If you use Firefox, you need the TrackMeNot extension.
Tired of web sites asking you to register to view the content inside? Bypass compulsory web registration with the context menu via bugmenot.com.
Know of another Firefox security add-on that is well worth using, just not that popular yet? Do any of these add-ons make you sleep a little easier at night? Let me know what you think the best security add-on for Firefox is.
I have had several questions sent into me lately all about proxy surfing.
When you get into proxy surfing, this is when the request you send into the browser goes to another service, then that other service sends your request from another location and pulls it back to you. Most of the time this is used to provide a means to deny access to certain URLs in a blacklist, thus providing content filtering.
Firefox does deliver a fix though with several add-ons you can install…
- Proxy Toolbar
- Environment Proxy
- SwitchProxy Tool
- BlockStop Proxy
FoxyProxy is probably the most widely used, but the others have advantages too. Which one is your favorite?
It is time yet again for the weekly top five. Last week I just looked at the most popular posts of the week, but this week I wanted to do something a little more serious. I think we should all look long and hard and see how secure we really are. There are steps you can take to become more secure – and here are a few extensions that can help you do it.
Have one that I might have missed or overlooked? Leave a comment and share it with the rest of the class.