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Old 02-03-2016, 02:26 AM   #1
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Is the umatrix Firefox add-on a good idea?


It's a 'point and click matrix-based firewall.' But do I need it? (I'm really not a computer guy. I just want to do what I can to keep the computer safe.) Thanks.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 03:32 AM   #2
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a firewall is probably a good idea, but "point-and-click" sounds like useless overhead.
a link to the addon page, p'raps?
 
Old 02-03-2016, 03:53 AM   #3
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About this Add-on
uMatrix: A point-and-click matrix-based firewall, with many privacy-enhancing tools.

*For advanced users.*
If you are not a computer guy I do not really suggest you. But you can still try it if you want.
 
Old 02-03-2016, 09:26 PM   #4
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a firewall is probably a good idea, but "point-and-click" sounds like useless overhead.
a link to the addon page, p'raps?
Thanks ondoho. Here's the only link I could come up with. I checked it and it works in the Firefox address bar.

about:addons

It's the featured addon of the month.

P.S. Already have a firewall.

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Old 02-03-2016, 09:27 PM   #5
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If you are not a computer guy I do not really suggest you. But you can still try it if you want.
Thanks pan. I'll take your suggestion.
 
  


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