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
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
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/
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