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    Mozilla Firefox Users

    I found an add-on for the browser that is pretty useful.

    The download is called Adblock Plus. It removes
    ads, banners, and most tracking on websites. I downloaded it yesterday and I'm pretty impressed so far.

    Adblock Plus Mozilla Firefox
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    I have been using that add-on for two years now. It's terrific.

    Also be sure and get "FlashBlock" and "NoScript". Those will stop a lot of annoying flashing ads and banners and dangerous scripts (or you can opt to let them function as usual).

    One other add-on that rocks is "Xmarks". This add-on syncs your bookmarks across multiple computers. VERY handy when you have more than one computer that you frequently use.

    Firefox rules, and the abundant and useful add-ons only make it better.


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    +1 for Firefox. Been using it a couple years now and it has cut down on so many headaches that Explorer used to give me.
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    I LLLLOOOOOVVVEEEE firefox. and one thing i just can't understand is why people still use IE.. i have to use it at work and i feel like pulling my hair out just thinking about using it. but firefox makes me so happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    +1 for Firefox. Been using it a couple years now and it has cut down on so many headaches that Explorer used to give me.
    Firefox is the only way I go. Got fed up with IE years ago, and I surf the net to this day without dismay.

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    I use Google chrome almost exclusively now. I still use IE for financial work, like bank accounts and checking my stocks because all of my internet security programs are hooked into it.

    IE is painfully slow, and I haven't noticed that much of an improvement with Firefox. Google Chrome is lightning fast.
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    I have been using FF for so many years, I can't remeber. I started using it when it was first released. I have tried others, but I always fall back to FF, mostly because of AdBlock+. I also use FlagFox which displays a country flag depicting the location of the current website's server and provides a multitude of tools such as site safety checks, whois, translation, similar sites, validation, URL shortening, and more...
    Quite useful when fighting internet piracy!
    I also second Xmarks. Sooooo convenient! I often use three different computers and this is the cat's meow for what I do!
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    +1 for NoScript. It really does everything AdBlock does and more.
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    Adblock, Xmarks, IEtab (on Windows machines), Tiny Menu, and SwitchProxy Tool for work (because we have 3 proxy servers that often lag)
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    I LOVE adblock+. I'm fooling around with FoxyProxy. I'm not sure about it yet. I don't know if i'm setting it up correctly for max privacy while surfing. I'm not computer savvy and I generally leave the default settings on most things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ram Rod View Post
    Firefox is the only way I go. Got fed up with IE years ago, and I surf the net to this day without dismay.
    I agree.
    My only problem is the latest version crashes every time I try to save an image. I have no idea why.
    I/E? Never again.

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    another good thing i like using, and can be used regardless of which browser you use are edited host files.

    Blocking Unwanted Parasites with a Hosts File

    no need to block something if it isn't allowed to load in the first place. i do use adblock as well

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    I keep all three browsers on my desktop. Most of the time I use Google Chrome.
    For some things I prefer Firefox or IE8.

    These browsers are like guns and calibers. There is no such thing as "perfect."

    You have to choose based on personal preference, perception of security for a particular task, and just plain whatever you like.

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