Mozilla on Wednesday unveiled the second beta version of Firefox 3.0 with enhanced security features and performance capabilities.

The latest version features a better location bar that matches with addresses and titles from bookmarks, tags and local history including feedback about securities from Beta 1 testers.

We encourage testers to download and install the beta 2 release to test it against the Web sites they normally visit, and provide feedback about any incompatibilities, said Mozilla. It is intended for testing purposes only.

The version was also made with security notices and a password manager that checks to ensure that a correct password has been entered before being saved by Mozilla.

Automatic check for insecure plug-ins, extensions and Java, anti-virus integration with the new download manager makes the new version standout in the market.

Early in November, Mozilla released version one of Firefox 3.0 promising to fix 20 percent before the latest version of the browser is released although it was later denounced by Mozilla director of ecosystem development, Mike Shaver.