I have to set up a browser to surf the internet. I'm trying to stay safe from malware as much as possible. (I already know that there's no way to stay 100% safe.)
My idea is to use Firefox with these extensions: Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, and particularly NoScript Security Suite. I also thought about clearing the cache when Firefox is closed.
But since I'm not an expert, I searched for recommendations on the internet. I found this Security.SE that says:
disabling JS should not be considered a silver bullet for browser security
Take into consideration that NoScript will also increase the attack surface
Before reading it, I was pretty sure that No Script would have been enough to make browser very very safe. But now I'm wondering if there are safer ways to secure the browser, and I have these questions:
Is my idea good? If so, what can I improve?
Should I use Chrome instead of Firefox? I read Is Chrome more secure? which is why I'm asking.
Are the extensions that I mention above good? I know that both Adblock Plus and uBlock Origin block more or less same ads, but I prefer to keep both. Browser performance is not a problem.
Is there any other extension that I should install?
Is there some other browser setting that I should enable/disable? (such as the option to clear cache when Firefox is closed)
I already know basic rules, such as update browser and OS, don't open unsafe link etc etc. I would like to know advanced tips. I know that it also depends on the operating system and other stuff, but in this topic i would like to talk about the browser
PS: I know that instead of NoScript I could just disable all scripts with the browser settings, but I like the way I can allow a script in a site because some sites don't without a specific script.