Quickly turned into overkill Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I got this extension primarily to block those irritating roll-over popups, but it quickly turned into overkill as most webpages these days use javascript, only a small percentage of which are malicious. Nearly every webpage I loaded I had to allow scripts for it to function properly. It was click this one to allow js, it still doesn't work, click this one, still doesn't work, etc. It was even more bothersome than IE's yellow "security bar," "are you sure? click here," "are you positively sure?" etc. Even after allowing them all sometimes the webpage wouldn't fully load, probably because of caching. After a couple weeks I got frustrated and set it to allow all scripts and am going to uninstall it.

Adblock Plus works just as well, isn't nearly as intrusive and I'm able to block rollover popups with just a few clicks.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.2). 

Useful for Ad blocking Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I love the fact that everything is blocked and I only have to tell it once to allow what I want.

Sure ad scripts won't harm your computer, but they sure are annoying. If you ever visit any crack sites, you will know what I mean. With NoScript, I can visit those sites, get what I'm looking for and when I scan my computer with several adware/malware scanners, they don't find anything, not even cookies.

So yes, this tool is useful, because even with adblock, if you visit a site with this crap all over it, you will still get stuff installed on your computer until you decide to block it with adblock, but with no script, that stuff never shows up.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.2). 

@Paul Rated 4 out of 5 stars

You're either being naive or covering up for your deficiences as a developer. Scripting does have
I'm a Web Dev too and I run NoScript. However Web 2.0 your site may be, it should still have a javascript-off fallback - you know why? Search engines. Accesibility. Phones. And NoScript users! JS is great, but in a web 2.0 world it's for usability *enhancement* only - the site should work without.

I agree with other comments that a whitelist would be nice. Otherwise - what a great tool!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.2). 

Keeps the unnecessary scripts under control Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This addon really shows you how many scripts a web site runs when you visit their web site. Allows you to select only the necessary scripts to run. Very frequently updated.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.2). 

NoScript definitely means NO Scripts Rated 3 out of 5 stars

I like the idea of NoScript, but it quickly became blocking overkill. I ended up removing the program. Almost every page has scripts on it somewhere and having to constantly allow them became tedious after a while, especially when some pages won't even open until you allow the scripts. Even my firewall and cookies settings aren't that stringent. Just as I don't want to approve each and every cookie, I don't want to have to approve each and every script.

I agree with others, an on/off feature would be nice. I generally know when I am foraging into dangerous territory where I might encounter harmful scripts and need to block them. But generally speaking most scripts I encounter aren't harmful and anything put onto my computer by them are quickly disposed up via my spyware/adware programs.

Or a feature whereby the program can intuitively identify harmless scripts and automatically allows them globally so I am not constantly having to allow them on every site.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.21). 

Not Perfect--But Definite + Rated 4 out of 5 stars

I use this all the time, but I'm starting to learn when I don't need it. The thing I like best about NoScript is that it shows non-developers all the scripts on a page, so you *learn* which script name goes with which banner or whatever. For example, a TV network home page often has 5-6 scripts for external ads, individual show info, etc. I don't want all that junk running all the time, but I'm not sure which scripts control which boxes without NoScript! If I exclude or allow a script, I can see which adverts, etc. it blocks. Yet, I can tell NoScript to allow the top level URL, and it "remembers." One suggestion is to stop the slide-up notifier on sites I frequent--especially if it's the same group of scripts. THANKS! Your Results May Vary. cheers.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.21). 

Good idea, but... Rated 5 out of 5 stars

...this extension quickly becomes a hassle since most pages have legitimate scripts that are needed to view or navigate them properly. Since the default setting is to block everything that hasn't been allowed explicitly, you quickly find that most pages stop working.

Something's got to change here. Hey, why don't you make it like AdBlock: allow scripts by default and let the user ban and whitelist various URLs, or create a subscription service that blacklists unwanted script sites. Or how about this one: create and on/off button like Adblock, so you quickly can turn it on when you know you're going to a suspicious site.

The basic idea of NoScript is very good (FF users needn't be quite as worried by scripts as IE users), but the usability of it is what has got to improve.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8). 

I love this Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It seems the only people to say 'don't use this' are developers that wish to throw ads in your face - with no-script you can actually allow the site you're viewing to use java but keep google and all the other ads etc blocked without turning off java altogether - its a winner in my opinion!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.21). 

A MUST for all FireFox users! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is by far the best extension for FireFox!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.16). 

I Significantly Recommend. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

With NoScript + Adblock Plus = Ultimate Protection.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.16). 

Safe and secure Rated 5 out of 5 stars

It adds to the protection of Firefox, I was worried about the cross scripting issue but I was already using NoScript, so I was glad to hear I had been protected already! When I have to do a reinstall (due to my failing PC) NoScipt is the 1st thing added on, then AdBlock Plus. Had no issues bar one small past issue which you fixed within a day or so, it does not get the way of my browsing or slow it down any. It does not interfere with any of my security apps on my pc. The only thing is my AntiSpyware apps are feeling a bit left out since I started using FX and this, hardly any just a couple of minor tracking cookies. Job well done! Many thanks for making browsing a pleasure again!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.12). 

Necessary Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Best extension ever. Perfect control over what content to allow, this with ABP and your set.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.7.2). 

the best security you can get Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Before noscript was around there were a lot higher incidences of malware on the company networks I help to keep running. It takes very little time to explain to people how to use it and under what circumstances they should whitelist sites. I make a list of sites I want to blacklist and then use the firewall to prevent all access to them - sites that contain whenu and zangocash etc. every now and then I check all the browsers to make sure people arent whitelisting sites that are dangerous or similar to spyware - I hate google-analytics and block all of their stuff - this is the best bit of security a company can have since most intrusion is brought in these days through a browser or via email - there is nothing dodgy or malfunctioning with this software its 100% brilliant

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.15). 

Great Extention! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

For your next update/release, you should add the ability to allow all javascript just for a single page/tab. Not globally for all pages/tabs..

just a thought...

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.12). 

One of the reasons I use Firefox Rated 5 out of 5 stars

NoScript is one of the main reasons I use Firefox browser. NoScript allows me to have full control and has no doubt saved me hours of problems previously caused by script spyware etc.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.08). 

Version v.1.1.6.11 Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This seems to solve all the XSS issues and many others - check the authors homepage for a download or install link.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.08). 

bouncer Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This is the most basic of security, placing a bouncer at the front door. Would you leave your house open because it is a little inconvenient to answer the doorbell? Downsie sounds like a geek so he can probably navigate just fine. It is the wife and daughter who need a little help screening at the front door! My wife picked it up quick and frankly it is an important lesson to teach young girls to always screen whoever is trying to gain access to their life.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.08). 

Safer WOW forums Rated 5 out of 5 stars

several players have lost entire characters due to keylogging on the blizzard official forums, including blizzard employees! protection for free at the cost of one single 'allow' per trusted site! priceless

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.08). 

It's the dog's danglers. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

One of the best supported extensions around with an emphasis on "proactive" security maintenance.

Brilliant - keep up the good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.08). 

An essential. Rated 5 out of 5 stars

This extension does just what it says and does it just as you'd expect. Once you've got it well enough configured for the sites you visit often, the web gets a lot cleaner, simpler, faster, and safer, of course.

I really hope, though, that its creator does not heed the advice of some here who wish it to be updated less frequently. The updates are small (

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.1.6.02).