NoScript

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 44 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.6.7.1
File Size:
521.68KB
Date Added:
September 17, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
82,190
Downloads Last Week:
65
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Firefox 3.0.9 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later

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Editors' review

This free Firefox extension blocks JavaScript from running without your permission, but NoScript doesn't allow you to stop its own devices.

After installation, NoScript adds only a small blue button marked "S" above the toolbar. To configure the program options, simply click the button to display a very conventional interface. You can dive right in, white-listing the sites you'll allow to run scripts; or set it to allow or partially allow scripts so you can make determinations as you surf. NoScript even played a WAV audio alert to notify us that scripts had been partially or completely stopped.

Among its more advanced features is the ability to forbid plug-ins from running on untrusted sites. However, you can't stop NoScript itself from running. The application doesn't give a stop option, and if you choose to uninstall it you'll have to do so via Firefox's Tools menu. But for those people who are tired of JavaScript bullying its way onto their PCs, this one is a keeper.

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    4.0

    out of 44 votes

    • 5 star: 21
    • 4 star: 11
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 4
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  • 4 stars

    "Great blocking those annoying ads that obscure the page"

    September 07, 2013   |   By Merlin217

    Version: NoScript 2.6.7

    Pros

    Great for blocking all of those annoying ads that obscure the page.speeds up page loading considerably on those pages with many ads. Considerably reduces bandwidth usage.

    Cons

    Requires a lot of permissions to effectively use some sites.

    Summary

    Great for general use. Requires your browser to learn a lot of pages where you need the script for the page to be useful.

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work at all."

    August 17, 2013   |   By zpntenergy

    Version: NoScript 2.6.7

    Pros

    I can't list any pros. It doesn't work at all.

    Cons

    It's impossible for me to use. I can't even bring up the program. I downloaded it several times. There's no icon to click on to start the program. I understand that there should be a small letter S, and clicking on it should bring up a menu. No such icon exists, even after several downloads. There's simply no way to run the software.

    Summary



    Updated on Aug 17, 2013

    I finally managed to get NoScript to work, therefore please disregard the previous review.

    Thanks

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  • 2 stars

    "It is too intrusuive."

    May 16, 2013   |   By jfmarchok

    Version: NoScript 2.6.6

    Pros

    It seems to offer the moon.

    Cons

    It took a little time to realize why my normal reading items were not appearing. The omnibus "default" condition had me always answering yes to see what I had previously seen without hassle.

    Summary

    It may be the solution for someone who has the time and patience to fool with it. I gave up when my on-line banking became more difficult than before NoScript.

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  • 3 stars

    "Does what it says"

    December 30, 2012   |   By c0ded

    Version: NoScript 2.6.4.2

    Pros

    Stop unwanted and potentially malicious security vulnerabilities

    Cons

    Slows internet browsing takes take a 2-3 seconds longer to load

    Summary

    Worthy firefox add on to add to your ie security armoury along no Adblockplus

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  • 5 stars

    "Incredibly Useful"

    November 25, 2012   |   By cwiermaa

    Version: NoScript 2.6.1

    Pros

    Stops unwanted scripts from running. You can allow scripts to run for trusted sites, while blocking scripts from others.

    Cons

    The only con I've seen is that sometimes, opening the browser opens the no script page in another tab. I think it's just asking to donate to support the developers. Because it's free. And since it's free, I'll get over it. Oh, and it might frustrate non-tech users browsing the internet. But, it's usually for your computer's own good.

    Summary

    NoScript is awesome. I have experience removing viruses from computers, returning everything back to normal after someone goes to a random website that automatically slips a virus onto the system. If it happened to me now, I could probably fix it. But, I'd rather not have to. And now I really don't have to. Because I have NoScript.

    I have been using my computer with NoScript for about a year and a half. I have gone to hundreds of different websites that I would not normally trust. But since I have NoScript, I really don't have to worry. All of the random ads and trashy spam on the sides is just disabled. I have not had one single virus ever since I've installed NoScript. And that is quite awesome in my opinion.

    I don't have anything bad to say, really. If you have people using your computer that may go on questionable sites (despite the fact that you ask, "please don't go on random websites"), you'll do yourself a favor by installing NoScript.

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  • 4 stars

    "SNEEKY ACTIVTY"

    April 23, 2012   |   By zzsquad1

    Version: NoScript 2.3.8

    Pros

    Works well stopping script.

    Cons

    Noscript bypassed Firefox global settings for "NO Updates". I chose to not allow any plugins to automatically update. Then today, I learned that Noscript had bypassed/ignored that option. I had to manually set Noscript for no auto updates, by going to its Plugin window and checking the box for no auto updates.

    Summary

    I never allow updates because this is another way for software to send personal info to outside locations, so I think this issue should be addressed.

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  • 3 stars

    "Blocks tons, easy to use, nags you to donate"

    September 23, 2011   |   By hugh_jarse

    Version: NoScript 2.1.2.8

    Pros

    Easy to block/unblock sites

    Cons

    Not easy to figure out what blocked site is preventing stuff from being displayed. Also, it periodically nags you to donate by opening up the developers webpage.
    No version for Chrome yet.

    Summary

    If you want to take the "napalm" approach and block most stuff (i.e. spend more time allowing stuff) this is for you.

    Updated on Jan 7, 2012

    As an example - it blocks ConsumerReports!

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  • 5 stars

    "Blocks everything! Perfect addon, won't slow u down A+"

    September 20, 2011   |   By jsumara

    Version: NoScript 2.1.2.7

    Pros

    Doesn't slow system. Works almost perfectly, always. Prob better for people used to computers, rather than first-timers. Also, keeps all youtube-type vids from infecting u.

    Cons

    Spend too much time "temporarily allowing" a lot of things. A control panel to streamline would be great.
    Not that big of a deal, tho.
    No real cons

    Summary

    Get it. Get it. Get it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Simple amazing."

    May 26, 2011   |   By kstephens87

    Version: NoScript 2.1.0.5

    Pros

    Everything about this is a pro. It blocks all scripts and I mean ALL scripts from running on your computer. No more hidden key loggers/viruses/worms.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    Great tool for the more advanced who understand and want to stop unwanted background scripts from running while they are using Firefox.

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  • 4 stars

    "One of my favorite add-ons for Firefox"

    April 05, 2011   |   By manmur

    Version: NoScript 2.1.0.1

    Pros

    *easy to chose the script that you want to run.
    *Free
    * Can change your mind about the scrips that you chose to run
    * Adds a little more security to the Firefox browser

    Cons

    * It can be confusing to figure out the scripts that are needed to make the site to work right.
    * This does not work on Chrome or IE9.

    Summary

    This has to be the 1st add-on that I have ever install on Firefox. The way that you can chose the script that run for a web-page is easy.

    It is matter of trial and error to figure out the scripts that are needed to get any site to work right.

    This also help protect you from XSS based attacks.

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