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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 31, 2014

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.

Full Specifications

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

Release September 17, 2013
Date Added September 17, 2013
Version 2.6.7.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Firefox 3.0.9 and later, SeaMonkey 2.0 and later

Popularity

Total Downloads 98,490
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

NoScript provides extra protection for your Mozilla, Firefox, or Flock browser. This extension allows JavaScript and Java execution only for trusted domains of your choice. This white list based pre-emptive script blocking approach prevents exploitation of security vulnerabilities with no loss of functionality. You can enable JavaScript or Java execution for sites you trust with a simple left-click on the NoScript status bar icon or using the context menu in pop-up status bar.