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Under "preferences" and the "security" tab, I don't know understand what the first 3 options mean. I checked all three and now my browsing is greatly hindered.

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in preferences under the security tab, I do not understand what the first three options mean. I checked all three, and now my browsing is greatly hindered.

== I checked the first three options

in preferences under the security tab, I do not understand what the first three options mean. I checked all three, and now my browsing is greatly hindered. == I checked the first three options

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Hello lea,

this is what those mean:

Warn me when sites try to install add-ons :

With Add-ons you can enhance Firefox's experience. However, some add-ons can be malicious so that's why Firefox warns you before installing them by default.

Block reported attack sites :

Attack sites are those sites that can install malware on your computer. Normally, Firefox blocks that. The same goes for

Block reported web forgeries , where Phishing sites are being blocked. See How the phishing and malware protection in Firefox works.

Also, those information can be found in the Security and passwords settings KB article.

Hello lea, this is what those mean: Warn me when sites try to install add-ons : With [[Customizing Firefox with add-ons|Add-ons]] you can enhance Firefox's experience. However, some add-ons can be malicious so that's why Firefox warns you before installing them by default. Block reported attack sites : Attack sites are those sites that can install malware on your computer. Normally, Firefox blocks that. The same goes for Block reported web forgeries , where Phishing sites are being blocked. See [[How the phishing and malware protection in Firefox works]]. Also, those information can be found in the [[Options window - Security panel]] KB article.