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Avoid Website Scripts

Question: I have heard that using the FireFox Web browser on Windows-based systems is a good idea from a security standpoint, since most Internet-borne malware programs exploit vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. I am still uncomfortable with Websites running scripts on my computer through my Web browser, however.
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Question: I have heard that using the FireFox Web browser on Windows-based systems is a good idea from a security standpoint, since most Internet-borne malware programs exploit vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. I am still uncomfortable with Websites running scripts on my computer through my Web browser, however. Is there a way to stop all scripts from running off Websites?

The IT Guy says:
No Script” is a free plug-in for FireFox on Windows that permits users to stop all Website scripts from running on “untrusted” sites. You can, for example, designate your school district Website or a banking Website as a “trusted” site, and then scripts from those domains will run and function normally. Using this plug-in is likely to “break” many Websites which use javascript and other scripting languages to create interactive content, but this will provide a safer Web-browsing experience.

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