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 :)

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- 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.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (2.0.8.1). 

Finally tried it - great! Rated 5 out of 5 stars

I've had people recommend this thing (NoScript) to me for a long time now, and I didn't used to think I needed it, since I always just completely turned off Javascript using the Firefox preferences, unless needed. However, there is one website that I now visit on a regular basis , that requires Javascript - that website also loads Javascript stuff from another domain, some sort of tracking website I guess (I noticed the domain showing up in the browser's bottom-bar-thingie) which sometimes take a long time to load (and I have a fast internet connection too). Maybe there's some other way to block that - I suppose I could have just banned that other domain using my firewall's (I know that would work, but it seemed overly complicated and I didn't necessarily want it banned *permanently* anyway, and accessing that part of the firewall requires Admin privileges and I don't ordinarily run as Admin, certainly not while surfing), or maybe there is some more elegant Firefox way of doing that which I haven't discovered yet (already been through the Firefox prefs; maybe I missed it - a possibility) - but that was the reason I finally decided to give NoScript a try, to see if I could easily/quickly block that stupid non-necessary offsite script stuff yet still access the pages that I wanted.

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 :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.8.1.3).