Firefox 8 To Use IE9 Like User Protection

By | August 29, 2011 | 9 Comments


Firefox 8 To Use IE9 Like User Protection

It looks like Mozilla is implementing more and more features from its competitors.

Just like in Internet Explorer 9, starting with Firefox 8, Mozilla will automatically block web browser add-ons that are not yet approved by the user.

In case other software installs an add-on, Firefox 8 will disable it and notify the user.

In the world where a plenty of companies inject their add-ons into Firefox, such as: Skype, anti-virus software, etc. it’s a very welcomed step nonetheless.


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  • Tiago Sá

    Good that if you just click continue it doesn’t activate the add-on.

    Good, good.

  • IE & Opera FanBoy

    Welcome Back!!

    • Anonymous

      Hey, FanBoy… When do you think we’ll be able to “welcome back” Opera? If you check what progress Fx does in just one day, Opera does equivalent progress in one and a half month.

      I really love
      Chrome being around. Caused the drastic awakening of Mozilla. Not that
      Fx was sleeping like Opera does. Just saying that accelerated the “adopt
      and implement eventually old/new decisions faster”. While Opera devotes
      an entire version just for SpeedDial -as a paradigm. Undoubtedly right
      now is the slower and most bloated with the most and serious bugs. Worst
      memory management, no hardware acceleration… and even the last stable
      version ( 11.50 ), it’s new UI has a ton of glitches… It’s just
      unacceptalbe. It’s like they don’t respect you at all. They release
      version to met dumb deadlines while such bugs exist…

      Anyone truly waste his time talking about Opera.

      Today,
      in Nightly, a greater and even speedier JavaScript Engine function
      landed. Version 7 has extremely good memory management, better Hardware
      Acceleration and as we proceed, as you see, better security and control.

      On version 9, Fx will become again the King IN EVERY lalalala Aspect! Enjoy your [](/ForeverAlone) browser.

      P.S. Sorry for the double post, the one below

      • DWBH

        Why so serious ?

      • grg

        Like I said if  the first release of Opera 12 doesnt have hardware acceleration, and fix common bugs its DEAD no excuse ….

  • Anonymous

    Hey, FanBoy… When do you think we’ll be able to “welcome back” Opera? If you check what progress Fx does in just one day, Opera does equivalent progress in one and a half month.

    I really love Chrome being around. Caused the drastic awakening of Mozilla. Not that Fx was sleeping like Opera does. Just saying that accelerated the “adopt and implement eventually old/new decisions faster”. While Opera devotes an entire version just for SpeedDial -as a paradigm. Undoubtedly right now is the slower and most bloated with the most and serious bugs. Worst memory management, no hardware acceleration… and even the last stable version ( 11.50 ), it’s new UI has a ton of glitches… It’s just unacceptalbe. It’s like they don’t respect you at all. They release version to met dumb deadlines while such bugs exist… Someone truly waste his time talking about Opera.Today, in Nightly, a greater and even speedier JavaScript Engine function landed. Version 7 has extremely good memory management, better Hardware Acceleration and as we proceed, as you see, better security and control. On version 9, Fx will become again the King IN EVERY lalalala Aspect! Enjoy your [](/ForeverAlone) browser.

  • Gue

    I’ve complained about the lack of this feature for years now. Or at least since when I first started seeing stories like this:
    http://annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-600

  • http://twitter.com/cristianer304 Cristian

    I think this is good, because when I open Firefox there are a lot of addons installed but I’ve never given them my approving.

  • swan bella

    Come on .Now i use avnat browser .Use less memory and the speed is very fast .so cool.good bye .firefox