How can I password protect Firefox?

osama khan December 23, 2011
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I want to password protect Firefox. There is a Makeuseof article that recommends software called Empathy. I want to know that this program works well, and if not, are there any alternatives?

  1. Jay
    December 23, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    well, I tested it with folder locker, but with free trial version.

    http://download.cnet.com/Folder-Lock/3000-2092_4-10063343.html 

    Firefox refused to start when i locked it.

  2. Anonymous
    December 23, 2011 at 2:34 pm
  3. FIDELIS
    December 23, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Hello, what operating system are you using?  If you are using windows XP, you could try the software provided in the link below.  This software is capable of locking not only firefox but other browsers and software in your computer.   It only works on XP though:

    http://discobytes.com/discolock/

    I think this would be the better option for you.  You can also password protect your firefox profile.  If what you want is to protect your complete Firefox profile, you can use the ProfilePassword addon:

    http://freeshell.de/~kaosmos/profilepassword-en.html#PPFF

    To install the addon do the following:

    -- download the file from link
    -- once firefox is opened
    -- click on Tools and select add-ons
    -- once page opens, click on the wheel next to search box on top of page
    -- select install add-on from file
    -- browse to folder where you saved downloaded file
    -- select file downloaded
    -- click on open
    -- restart firefox when asked
    -- configure add-on with password
    -- restart firefox and a box will pop up where you have to enter password to start browser.

     

  4. Jeff Fabish
    December 23, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Empathy is an instant messenger. You can set a master password by going to Tools -> Options -> Security -> Enable "User a master password" . This will prevent your stored passwords from being exposed to unauthorized users.

    Is that what you're trying to do?
    - Jeff