Security: Browser extensions yes or not?

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Hi everyone, do you think it could be useful to install an extension on Firefox like Bitdefender Trafficlight or for the purpose of system security it is useless to install an antivirus?
If it is useful to install this or any other extension, would you know how to show me good and reliable?

Thanks.

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Hi Fabio,

Different people have different views on this.

For many reasons I use Firefox browser. And I am very happy with it. I use number of Extensions that suit my needs.

You probably need to ask yourself these questions:

a) What are you trying to achieve? b) Which Extension developer you trust. c) Do you want Extensions that have most users, or highest ratings, or use some other criteria?

This might help you:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?recommended=true&sort=users&type=extension

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?recommended=true&sort=rating&type=extension

Personally, here are the ones I use (bearing in mind that I do not have Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and other social media presence and have very strict policy of how I use Internet - for example, I have never used Internet banking, do not use Windows operating system privately, and do not use credit cards!) :

Netcraft Extension Ghostery Adblock Plus NoScript Security Suite uBlock Origin

The choice is yours :)

Regards,

Dusan Baljevic (amateur radio VK2COT)

Hi Dusan,

Thank you very much for your reply. You're absolutely right that everyone has specific needs that differ from those of others. I will do a more in-depth analysis of the topic trying to understand what really serves me.

Regards,

Fabio