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does firefox have a plugin that can tell if a url link is safe to open?

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I get plenty of links in my emails asking for this/that and other and to click on the link... I would like to know if there's a plugin available to help determine if the link is safe to open.... When I enter the question I get back 2600 help links but NONE relate to my question....I went thru 20 pages and stopped.

I get plenty of links in my emails asking for this/that and other and to click on the link... I would like to know if there's a plugin available to help determine if the link is safe to open.... When I enter the question I get back 2600 help links but NONE relate to my question....I went thru 20 pages and stopped.

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You can also check out something like; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/ Web of Trust, MyWOT/WOT: Website Reputation Rating

Instantly know which websites to trust! WOT protects you while you browse, warning you against dangerous sites that host malware, phishing, and more.

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  • Shockwave Flash 32.0 r0

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  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64; rv:72.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/72.0

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Check out; https://transparencyreport.google.com/

https://www.scamvoid.net/

Down For Everyone Or Just Me - Check if a website or site is down. https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/

Check out; https://transparencyreport.google.com/ https://www.scamvoid.net/ Down For Everyone Or Just Me - Check if a website or site is down. https://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/
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Mc, thanks for the feedback... the second two sites are great and I appreciate the info, but still doesn't answer my question about Firefox, unless they don't have one.

Mc, thanks for the feedback... the second two sites are great and I appreciate the info, but still doesn't answer my question about Firefox, unless they don't have one.
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FredMcD
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All Firefox can do is to display what the web sends it. For what you want, you need to use protection programs.

Example: Go to the Mozilla Add-ons Web Page {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad blocker.

All Firefox can do is to display what the web sends it. For what you want, you need to use protection programs. Example: Go to the [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/ Mozilla Add-ons Web Page] {web Link} (There’s a lot of good stuff here) and search for a good ad blocker.
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You can also check out something like; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/ Web of Trust, MyWOT/WOT: Website Reputation Rating

Instantly know which websites to trust! WOT protects you while you browse, warning you against dangerous sites that host malware, phishing, and more.

You can also check out something like; https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/wot-safe-browsing-tool/ Web of Trust, MyWOT/WOT: Website Reputation Rating Instantly know which websites to trust! WOT protects you while you browse, warning you against dangerous sites that host malware, phishing, and more.

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You can search the addons website for suitable extensions. Most security software has an extension that allows to check links.

You can search the addons website for suitable extensions. Most security software has an extension that allows to check links. *https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search/?q=safe&type=extension *https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/norton-safe-web/
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Thanks for the data and this clears my problem, now if I could just find something that tells me if a email address is valid or not... thanks!

Thanks for the data and this clears my problem, now if I could just find something that tells me if a email address is valid or not... thanks!
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FredMcD
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Any reason to know this?

Any reason to know this?
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THANKS AHEAD OF TIME AND FORWARD THIS IF NECESSARY TO ANOTHER TOPIC AREA, WHICH I COULDN'T FIND...'

1--how do I respond to Help Questions on this link: [[COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORUM|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?filter=recently-unanswered&show=all]]

2--don't know what it is, but I can't seem to find the link into The Support Community to ask a question...it winds up me getting caught in a Catch 22 vicious circle...

3--everywhere I search for Restoring Tabs in Version 72, 'ALL' answers tell me to A-go to General, then B-go to Start-up and then C-Select Restore Previous Tabs...that may have worked on earlier versions but not in versions 60-72

4--COMMENT: there should be a way that the system would be able to recognize a question WITH A VERSION NO. LISTED as opposed to a GENERAL answer that is not always common in all versions, even tho there is indeed a lot of Commonality problems and answers.

'''THANKS AHEAD OF TIME AND FORWARD THIS IF NECESSARY TO '''ANOTHER TOPIC AREA, WHICH I COULDN'T FIND...'''''' 1--how do I respond to Help Questions on this link: [[COMMUNITY SUPPORT FORUM|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?filter=recently-unanswered&show=all]] 2--don't know what it is, but I can't seem to find the link into The Support Community to ask a question...it winds up me getting caught in a Catch 22 vicious circle... 3--everywhere I search for Restoring Tabs in Version 72, 'ALL' answers tell me to A-go to General, then B-go to Start-up and then C-Select Restore Previous Tabs...that may have worked on earlier versions but not in versions 60-72 4--COMMENT: there should be a way that the system would be able to recognize a question WITH A VERSION NO. LISTED as opposed to a GENERAL answer that is not always common in all versions, even tho there is indeed a lot of Commonality problems and answers.

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FredMcD
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Please go to the top of any support.mozilla.org web page and use the Get Community Support link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new

Select the product for what the problem is (Firefox or whatever). Now select the category for the problem. At the bottom is Other.

Describe the problem in brief (one line). Then press <enter>. The website will display any prior posts that might help you. If nothing on the list can help, at the bottom press the button; None Of These Solve My Problem.

Now enter all the relative information on the problem. At the bottom of this, you can Add Images.

Under this is Troubleshooting Information. Please press the Share Data button. This will let us look at your system details. No Personal Information Is Collected.

Please go to the top of any '''support.mozilla.org''' web page and use the '''Get Community Support''' link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/new Select the product for what the problem is (Firefox or whatever). Now select the category for the problem. At the bottom is Other. Describe the problem in brief (one line). Then press <enter>. The website will display any prior posts that might help you. If nothing on the list can help, at the bottom press the button; '''None Of These Solve My Problem.''' Now enter all the relative information on the problem. At the bottom of this, you can Add Images. Under this is '''Troubleshooting Information.''' Please press the '''Share Data button.''' This will let us look at your system details. '''No Personal Information Is Collected.'''
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FredMcD
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Also, Go to the top of any support.mozilla.org web page and press your user icon to see your Mozilla profile. Including your questions and answers.

Also, Go to the top of any '''support.mozilla.org''' web page and press your user icon to see your Mozilla profile. Including your questions and answers.
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