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Malwarebytes Adds Free Safe Browsing Extension

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Malwarebytes has launched a free safe browsing extension for Chrome and Firefox

Malwarebytes has released a new browser extension aimed at safeguarding consumers from scammers. Browser Guard is available for both Chrome and Firefox.

The tool works by blocking pop-ups, browser hijacking and browser locking (including the popular ‘tech support scams’. It also filters out unverified and suspicious content, plus unwanted ads, and ad trackers.

Akshay Bhargava, senior vice president of products at Malwarebytes stated, “One of the primary goals of our company has been to protect people from material they don’t want on their computing devices. Today, unwanted material extends beyond overt malware to ads and tracking tools that expose users’ locations and take up their bandwidth. Malwarebytes Browser Guard gives users the freedom to take charge of their browsing experience without an onslaught of content or exposure to threats, and it’s a great supplement to our premium endpoint protection line of consumer products.”

For student machines, Browser Guard can be installed via GSuite. A statistics page within the tool gives an in-depth look at what users are blocking in real-time and what they have been protected against.

The plug-in also removes clickbait and all ads from any webpage, which allows for a cleaner, faster user-experience. It’s also customizable so that you can set what will and won’t be allowed from each of the web pages that you visit.

You can find Browser Guard for Chrome here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/malwarebytes-browser-guar/ihcjicgdanjaechkgeegckofjjedodee?hl=en

And Browser Guard for Firefox here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/ As always, if we can be of help with your network or computer, give us a call here at RHYNO Networks. (855) 749-6648

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