With so many of the mainstream browsers supporting add-ons; from Google Chrome to Mozilla Firefox, a myriad of extensions are offered to try to make your life a little easier. The options can all be very overwhelming at first, but here are a few simple suggestions to help get you started.
Emsisoft Browser Security
An add-on that focuses on filtering out malicious websites and unwanted substance. They even boast on their website that it can increase a web page’s load time significantly, because it strains out much of the unnecessary content. It also blocks third party ad trackers from continuously bombarding you with the same ads while you are surfing – making your web browsing a bit more private.
Get Emsisoft Browser Security here for Firefox, and here for Chrome.
A free ad-blocker that is incredibly user friendly and easily accessible, with several different options at the user’s disposal. Ublock is easier on your CPU and memory while being able to enforce thousands more filters than many of the other ad-blockers available.
Get Ublock Origin here for Firefox, and here for Chrome.
Last Pass is a very convenient password managing add-on to have at your disposal. Sure you could just write your passwords down, but having Last Pass gives you the advantage of having to only remember one master password. You can even use the same account across multiple devices at once. This can be quite useful if you have many different accounts, each with a different password. It can keep your online accounts more secure.
Get Last Pass here for Firefox, and here for Chrome.
Browser add-ons and extensions are designed to enhance our web browsing experience. This was just a short list of some of our favorites. If you have any questions about add-ons and extensions, feel free to give your friends at No Ware Computer Repair a call at (970) 433-7454. We are always happy to help!