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Update: The following browse anonymously Firefox add-ons were tested on Firefox 3.x. They might not work on the latest Firefox releases. Starting from Firefox 57, most of the Firefox add-ons no longer work. Check this list of free VPN/proxy Firefox add-ons.
Browsing the internet gets more and more volatile towards our privacy every day, however, there are people out there that can make it a little safer for us. Using an Internet browser such as Mozilla Firefox enables a user to install plug-ins and add-ons that cannot only increase the efficiency of our browsing but also help secure our private information from getting into the wrong person’s hands. The following are just some of the better Mozilla Firefox tools that can make the internet a safer place.
Tips to browse anonymously on Firefox
What exactly browse anonymously means? The term refers to the fact that visited sites cannot identify you using your IP address or by using other tracking methods (like cookies).
Thus, here is what you need to do for anonymously browsing:
- hide your IP address.
- regularly delete cookies, cache and browsing history.
- block ads.
Browse anonymously Firefox add-ons
Anonymization Toolbar – This special tool will enable you to stay more anonymous while browsing the internet through Firefox. There are one-click options that allow you to delete your browsing history, cache, and cookies.
BrowseAtWork – Add-on ideal for viewing web pages blocked by many corporate or school filters.
FoxTor – This program will help hide your computer behind different proxies, changing your IP address as you surf different websites on the internet.
FoxyProxy – Gives you complete control over the proxy configuration. Can be used to browse anonymously.
ProxySel – Add-on that allows you to choose a proxy from a drop-down list and also to import proxies from proxy lists.
SwitchProxy – This add-on allows you to easily switch between proxy configurations and keep your surfing more anonymous.
Do you know another browser anonymously Firefox add-on? Feel free to share them in the comments below.
P.S. Must read: How to configure Firefox to increase your privacy.