NoScript

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 45 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.6.7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    83,754
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 17, 2013
  • Price:
    Free

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Editors' Review

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NoScript can help you safeguard your computer by blocking JavaScript and other similar programs from running when you're browsing on Firefox. There are several ways you can set permissions through this program, and the right configuration for you will depend on your browsing habits and specific security concerns.

Pros

Permission options: There are quite a few ways you can give permission for scripts to run or block them using this program. You can choose to block them completely, allow temporary permission for a particular site, or always allow for a particular site. You can also give permission for all sites opened from bookmarks, or you can create a Whitelist of allowed sites.

Blockable programs: JavaScript isn't the only program this app is capable of blocking. In fact, you can choose to allow or block Adobe Flash, Microsoft Silverlight, and other plug-ins as well, all from the same convenient interface.

Cons

Time-consuming setup: While it's nice that this program offers so many options for customization, it also means it can take a long time to set up. Because of this, your Internet usage patterns and security concerns will go a long way toward determining whether the benefits of this program make the time investment worthwhile.

Bottom Line

NoScript is a handy utility to have in place to eliminate security threats and other annoyances while you're browsing. As long as you don't mind the time investment required to set up the program initially, your browsing experience will be significantly better with this program in place.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"This is a wonderful tool, but requires time investment"

November 15, 2014  |  By wizbang-FL

 |  Version: NoScript 2.6.7.1

Pros

This tool will stop various elements from being executed from within a webpage of a supported browser. Within the alert by pressing alt and the script element block message you are taken to a resource page which may be able to help you understand what that website or script is up to and if you want to allow it. It also allows you to allow a script temporarily or permanently. or to disable it for a particular domain (although not encouraged because any website could be potentially hacked unknown to the user which is the point of no-script)

Cons

Initially it is somewhat confusing to understand how to investigate a website and what the information means in terms of "do I want to allow this to run an if so is it just for this instance or permanently?" Ultimately, with time and patience the user will start to identify those sites that they perhaps want to avoid due to the tons of scripting going on that is quite simply pointless. It also makes the user much more aware of what websites do and allows the user to be more aware of their environment. Knowledge is power.

Summary

A very useful program, but requires a substantial time investment for those persons who are not already programmers to interpret and understand. For those who apply themselves the tool is excellent in keeping the user in better control of their web surfing.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.6.7.1
Version 2.6.7 fixed HTML 5 media content types not blocked when loaded as top-level documents, bug in SQLXSSI detection and scrollbars removed in frames activated from placeholder.
General
Publisher InformAction
Publisher web site http://software.informaction.com
Release Date September 17, 2013
Date Added September 17, 2013
Version 2.6.7.1
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Firefox Add-ons & Plugins
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements Firefox 3.0.9 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later
Download Information
File Size 521.68KB
File Name noscript_security_suite-2.6.7.1-sm+fn+fx.xpi
Popularity
Total Downloads 83,754
Downloads Last Week 89
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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