What firefox add-ons do you use?

(Moo Extremum) #1

Ever since I have gone into the privacy rabbit hole, I have always seen that people have a huge variety in what firefox add-ons they use. I thought, let’s hear what the people of privacytools are using.


I use ublock origin, nanodefender, https everywhere, decentraleyes, cookie autodelete and canvasblocker.

and i setup about:config like described on privacytools.io website.

(blacklight447) #3

I normally use Tor browser only, but when I have to settle with Firefox: Noscript, Ublock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere (configured to block all HTTP) Decentraleyes, CanvasBlocker.

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(Moo Extremum) #4

Oh, completely forgot to say what I use. I also mostly use Tor Browser, but when I have to do my unusual clearnet activity, I use firefox with HTTPS everywhere, Ublock Origin and Noscript. I also use librefox tweaks.

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Similar to Tecer, i use the following:

  • Ublock Origin with all filter lists enabled, and all extra blocking features
  • Nanodefender
  • Privacy Badger
  • Location Guard
  • Don’t Touch My Tabs
  • Canvasblocker (with fake alpha and protect DOM.Window enabled).
  • Bloody Vikings
  • Temporary Container Tabs with the setting for a new temporary container for every new tab (Qubes for Firefox)
  • I don’t care about cookies
  • Smart Referer
  • HTTPS Everywhere in EASE mode
  • Invidition
  • Popup Blocker Ultimate
  • uMatrix
  • NoScript (with global scope allowed) - XSS protection only
  • Flagfox
  • Decentraleyes
  • NeatURL
    I also use privacy.resistfingerprinting, and turn off all recommendation services and snippets. Even though I take all of these precautions, I trust Mozilla so I leave telemetry enabled to help improve the product.
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(Paula) #6

Here is my list of addons I use:

(Ekrem) #7
  • Bitwarden
  • Container on the go
  • CSS Exfil Protection
  • Firefox Multi-Account Containers
  • FoxyProxy Standard
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • Lympha
  • Privacy Badger
  • uBlock Origin

Thanks, I just added CSS Exfil to my browser.


CSS Exfil Protection seems good. i try it.

(Mikaela Suomalainen) #10

My list is horrible and just keeps growing.

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(blacklight447) #11

I would advise people to be careful with plugins/extensions/add-ons. Add-ons are risky, they bring more attack surface, and you add yet another party you need to trust, the add-ons’ developer. Before installing add-ons, think about the following:

  1. What does the add-on do and what is the impact of it?
  2. Who is the developer of this add-on?
  3. Is said add-on open source?
  4. Does the benefit of add-on outweigh the con of extra attack surface, and adding another party to trust.

I’ve used NoScript, Ublock Origin, and HTTPS Everywhere before. Should check out the others too! Do you ever have problems with site functionality?

(blacklight447) #13

Noscript would be the only one which really impacts your day to day browsing, and Ublock Origin could also, but the rest is basically a set and forget. Note though that this is not how I normally browse, its only my fallback option, I normally only use Tor browser.

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NoScript or uMatrix :stuck_out_tongue:


For when I have to use hardened firefox over tor, the addons I use are

  • uBlock Origin(configured to block 3rd party scripts etc)
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • Decentraleyes
  • CanvasBlocker
  • Privacy Possum
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(Freddy Marsden) #16

The more extensions you use the more identifiable you are. Try to remove some that aren’t listed on the site.


Here are mine:

  • CookieBro: I know, I should be using Cookie AutoDelete instead. However, when I tried it, the interface wasn’t accessible for screen readers. The options didn’t have any check boxes, buttons or other ways to select them, so I couldn’t get it to start deleting cookies.
  • Decentraleyes
  • HTTPS Everywhere
  • Invidition: I know, I shouldn’t have too many add-ons. But it’s pretty convenient to have automatic redirects to invidio.us, both when I open YouTube and when it’s imbedded somewhere.
  • Privacy Badger: I’m thinking about getting rid of this one. It doesn’t seem to block all that much that uBlock doesn’t.
  • uBlock Origin: With all the third party filters in the options enabled. I need to look around on filterlists.com to see if there are any other important ones there. Any recommendations?

I’ve also made a whole lot of changes to my about:config, from several different privacy guides. I need to try out NoScript and see if I’m smart enough to get it to work. :slight_smile:
EDIT: Good news, I’ve been able to get Cookie AutoDelete to work. I can access the toolbars in Firefox now, using the Mozilla Apps Enhancements add-on for NVDA. It’s not perfect; I still can’t edit the settings, so I can’t enable the cleaning of local storage, but at least I can enable the cleaning mode now.
I also installed Easy to RSS, because I don’t want to use IE to search for RSS feeds anymore. I really wish Firefox still had that feature.

(Jose A: Leon) #18

The same as blacklight447 but I also modify the settings in about:config


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