Top security web browser plugins

Plugins that you should have installed to browse internet safely. Of course you don't need to install them all. One java script blocker and one ad blocker and one privacy/tracker blocker is enough. On the list you can find best plugins for Chrome/Firefox/Opera. It is also good to have VirusTotal plugin installed to scan files before download.


  • HTTPS Everywhere

    Free Web Vivaldi Browser Chrome Yandex.Browser Opera ... Chromium Firefox Website

    HTTPS Everywhere is a browser extension produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It encrypts your communications with a number of major websites.

    Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

    The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.

    HTTPS Everywhere can protect you only when you're using sites that support HTTPS and for which HTTPS Everywhere includes rules.

     

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  • HTTPZ

    Free Windows Linux Website

    HTTPZ is meant to be unobtrusive and lightweight. Is very configurable, and should be slightly more secure than some of the alternatives out there, since it has a couple of built-in ways to defend against SSL stripping attacks.

     

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  • I don't care about cookies

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome OS ... Chrome Pale Moon Adblock Plus Opera Firefox Website

    The EU regulations require that every website must get user's permission before installing cookies. Imagine how irritating that becomes when you surf anonymously or if you delete cookies automatically every time you close the browser.

     

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  • uBlock Origin

    Free Android Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari ... Pale Moon Opera Chromium Firefox Website

    Popular and efficient blocker for Chromium, Chrome, Edge, Firefox (desktop and Android), Opera, Thunderbird. Fast and lean.

     

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  • Ghostery

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Microsoft Edge Vivaldi Browser Chrome Safari Yandex.Browser Opera Firefox Website

    Ghostery sees the invisible web - tags, web bugs, pixels and beacons. Ghostery tracks the trackers and gives you a roll-call of the ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers, and other companies interested in your activity.
    After showing you who's tracking you, Ghostery also gives you a chance to learn more about each company it identifies. How they describe themselves, a link to their privacy policies, and a sampling of pages where we've found them are just a click away.
    Ghostery allows you to block scripts from companies that you don't trust, delete local shared objects, and even block images and
    iframes. Ghostery puts your web privacy back in your hands. Ghostery has different builds for the different browsers.

     

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  • Cookie AutoDelete

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Android Tablet iPad Chrome Tor Browser Bundle Chromium Firefox Website

    Control your cookies! Auto deletes unused cookies from your closed tabs while keeping the ones you want.

     

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  • Privacy Badger

    Free Web Microsoft Edge Chrome Opera Firefox Website

    Web browser add-on that automatically learns to block invisible trackers that ignore DNT signals.

     

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  • MinerBlock

    Free Web Chrome Opera Firefox Website

    MinerBlock is an efficient browser extension that focuses on blocking browser-based cryptocurrency miners all over the web.

     

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  • NoScript

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Chrome ... SeaMonkey Firefox Website

    Allow active content to run only from sites you trust, and protect yourself against XSS and Clickjacking attacks.

     

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  • ScriptSafe

    Free Mac Windows Linux Vivaldi Browser Chrome ... Opera Chromium Firefox Website

    A simple extension that brings some of Small NoScript iconNoScript 's functionality to Chrome while emphasizing simplicity and intuitiveness (no affiliation to NoScript or NotScripts). Formerly known as ScriptNo

     

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  • uMatrix

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Opera ... Chromium Firefox Website

    Point & click to forbid/allow any class of requests made by your browser. Use it to block scripts, iframes, ads, facebook, etc.
    uMatrix: A point-and-click matrix-based firewall, with many privacy-enhancing tools.

    uMatrix put you in full control of where your browser is allowed to connect, what type of data it is allowed to download, and what it is allowed to execute. Nobody else decides for you: You choose. You are in full control of your privacy.

    Out of the box, uMatrix works in relax block-all/allow-exceptionally mode, meaning web sites which require 3rd-party scripts are likely to be "broken". With two clicks, uMatrix can be set to work in allow-all/block-exceptionally mode, which generally will not break web sites.

    Regarding the myth that "Chromium-based browsers can't reliably block JavaScript", see: https://github.com/gorhill/httpswitchboard/wiki/Blocking-javascript-execution-reliably-in-Chromium-based-browsers .

    • See ALL the remote connections, failed or attempted, depending on whether they were blocked or allowed (you decide).

    • A single-click to whitelist/blacklist one or multiple classes of requests according to the destination and type of data (a blocked request will NEVER leave your browser).

    • Efficient blacklisting: cookies won't leave your browser, JavaScript won't execute, plugins won't play, tracking pixels won't download, etc.

    • You do not have to solely rely on just one particular curated blacklist (arguably with many missing entries) outside which nothing else can be blocked: You are in full control.

    • Ease of use: uMatrix lets you easily whitelist/blacklist net requests which originate from within a web page according to a point-and-click matrix:

    • domain names (left column)
    • from very specific
    • to very generic
    • type of requests (top row)
    • cookies
    • CSS-related resources (stylesheets and web fonts)
    • images
    • plugins
    • scripts
    • XHR (requests made by scripts)
    • frames
    • others

     

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  • CSS Exfil Protection

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox Website

    Guard your browser against CSS Exfil attacks!

    CSS Exfil is a method attackers can use to steal data from web pages using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This plugin sanitizes and blocks any CSS rules which may be designed to steal data.

     

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  • VT4Browsers

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Firefox Website

    With VT4Browsers you will be able to use VirusTotal to analyze urls and files automatically. You can change the extension's behavior at any time.

     

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  • Random User-Agent

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet BSD iPad Chrome Firefox Website

    Automatically change the user agent after specified period of time to a randomly selected one, thus hiding your real user agent.

     

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  • Decentraleyes

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Android Tablet ... Chrome Pale Moon Opera Chromium Firefox Website

    Protects you against tracking through "free", centralized, content delivery. It prevents a lot of requests from reaching networks like Google Hosted Libraries, and serves local files to keep sites from breaking. Complements regular content blockers.

     

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  • Cloud Firewall

    Free Web Firefox Website

    Block connections to sites, pages and web resources hosted in major cloud services if the user wishes to do so.

     

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  • ClearURLs

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox Website

    This extension will automatically remove tracking elements from URLs to help protect your privacy when browse through the Internet.

    Many websites use tracking elements in the URL (e.g. https://example.com?utm_source=newsletter1&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sale ) to mark your online activity. All that tracking code is not necessary for a website to be displayed or work correctly and can therefore be removed—that is exactly what ClearURLs does.

    Another common example are Amazon URLs. If you search for a product on Amazon you will see a very long URL, such as: https://www.amazon.com/dp/exampleProduct/ref=sxin_0_pb?__mk_de_DE=ÅMÅŽÕÑ&keywords=tea&pd_rd_i=exampleProduct&pd_rd_r=8d39e4cd-1e4f-43db-b6e7-72e969a84aa5&pd_rd_w=1pcKM&pd_rd_wg=hYrNl&pf_rd_p=50bbfd25-5ef7-41a2-68d6-74d854b30e30&pf_rd_r=0GMWD0YYKA7XFGX55ADP&qid=1517757263&rnid=2914120011

    Indeed most of the above URL is tracking code. Once ClearURLs has cleaned the address, it will look like this:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/exampleProduct

    Why use this extension as opposed to similar ones?
    Most other “link cleaners” employ about a dozen rules when looking for tracking parameters to remove. ClearURLs utilizes over 130 rules, so its capabilities are more comprehensive.
    And ClearURLs is open source, so everyone can join in to the project and/or can check the source code to error or malicious code.

    What do we collect?
    This extension protects and respects your privacy. We do not—and will never—collect any of your usage data.

    What do I do if I have trouble?
    Visit our GitLab page or check out our wiki.

    Write us...
    If have any suggestions or complaints, please contact us on GitLab.

     

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  • Neat URL

    Free Web Vivaldi Browser Chrome Firefox Website

    Neat URL cleans URLs, removing parameters such as Google Analytics' utm parameters.

     

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  • Skip Redirect

    Free Web Firefox Website

    Some web pages use intermediary pages before redirecting to a final page. This add-on tries to extract the final url from the intermediary url and goes there straight away if successful.

     

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  • DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android Chrome ... Firefox Website

    Privacy, simplified. Our add-on provides the privacy essentials you need to seamlessly take control of your personal information, no matter where the internet takes you: tracker blocking, smarter encryption, DuckDuckGo private search, and more.

     

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  • Terms of Service Didn't Read

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome Safari ... Opera Firefox Website

    Terms of Service; Didn't Read (ToS;DR) is an active project to fix the biggest lie on the web. We help you understand the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies of websites.

    Terms of service are often too long to read, but it's important to understand what's in them. Your rights online depend on them. Get informed about your rights by installing the browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Safari.

    Examples:

    Facebook

    - Very broad copyright license on your content
    -> No promise to inform about government requests
    - Facebook automatically shares your data with many other services
    + Transparency on law enforcement requests
    + You can give your feedback before changes
    - No pseudonym allowed
    -> (more info on the forum)

    Google

    - Google can use your content for all their existing and future services
    + Limited copyright license to operate and improve all Google Services
    + Inform about data requests
    + Google posts notice of changes, with a 14-day ultimatum.
    + Transparency on law enforcement requests
    -> Partial archives of their terms are available
    -> Jurisdiction in California
    -> (more info on the forum)

     

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As you can see there are quite a few plugins providing protection against various threats on the network. Read about these add-ons and the threats that are waiting for you while surfing the web. I also invite you to my website https://0ut3r.space/ for more interesting info.



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