I feel safer with NoScript Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Just to update my previous review of a couple of years ago - I'm still using NoScript and I still think it's excellent.
I feel much safer using NoScript, than surfing without it.
It lets you fine-tune which sites' scripting you want to allow, instead of just all-on or all-off.
I didn't have any trouble figuring out how to use NoScript, well the basic functions anyway... as others have said, recently NoScript has acquired some advanced features that I don't know exactly what they are, so if in doubt I usually leave them turned off, for now anyway. I suppose I could go to the author's website and read up on it - he surely must have some info there, one would presume, but I haven't got around to it yet... I suppose that's one of the disadvantages of my unchecking the little checkbox for "Display the release notes on updates", is that now I don't automatically know what exactly has changed from one update to the next, unless I go specifically looking for the info which I suppose I should, but it's not one of my high priorities.
NoScript has an "Export" button and an "Import" button, so you can back-up and restore your settings anytime you choose. You can export/import your backup file to any location of your choosing, and you can name the file whatever you want to make it easy for you to recognize later.
Also, as others have said, NoScript is one of the main reasons I use Firefox... well, NoScript and the other add-ons listed below too :)
- Firefox 3.6.x on Linux.
- NoScript plays nicely with the other add-ons I use:
- The add-ons I have installed are, in alphabetical order: NoScript, RequestPolicy, Small Screen Renderer, User Agent Switcher, and WebDeveloper.
Finally tried it - great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Well, I've been quite pleasantly surprised by NoScript! I like that I can temporarily and *easily* and *quickly* allow/disallow specific sites as needed, and I was incredibly surprised at how *many* other (unnecessary) sites that some pages will try to load... so I can *ban* them now! Haha! :)
Things load faster now, and I feel that NoScript helps the user to feel like they're in the driver's seat and that they have some control of what's going on in their browser, instead of just taking whatever cr@p that a website tries to throw at the user.
In summary, despite having previously avoided *all* add-ons (including NoScript and all other add-ons too) for a long time, now that I've finally tried NoScript, I am pleased with it. It has been working fine for me. In fact, if I continue to be as happy with NoScript as I am right now, I will probably donate a few $ to the author if I can overcome my paranoia about using PayPal, or maybe there is some other way to donate, I don't know (I'll ask later). Anyway, I haven't yet found anything annoying about NoScript, and it seems to work fine.
I have never used Flash nor have I ever tried to watch video stuff online (partly paranoia and mostly it's just that I have an incredible lack of interest in that sort of thing), and I have no intention to start doing any of that either, so I can't say how NoScript works with that. But for all the sites that I do visit, it's great :)