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12 Chrome Extensions for Safe and Secure Browsing

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Chrome Security ExtensionsGoogle Chrome is the best and the fastest web browser. No doubt! There are plenty of Chrome extensions available on the Chrome web store to make your browsing experience more secured. We have listed down some of the Chrome extension that you may find useful. You may find some of them sound familiar. But there’s no harm to try any of these  if you are concerned about your online privacy and security.

1. WOT

Chrome Security Extensions 1This is the most recommended extension on every Chrome browser. WOT shows you which websites people trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web. The WOT add-on is a crowd-sourced safe surfing tool for your browser. Traffic-light rating symbols show which websites Internet surfers trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web. WOT ratings are powered by a global community of millions of trustworthy users who have rated millions of websites based on their experiences. WOT is also available for Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera.

2. SiteAdvisor

Chrome Security Extensions 2SiteAdvisor will give safety ratings for websites, this extension will warn you before you open threat sites. This extension will be based on McAfee SiteAdvisor and will warn you about the ratings of the page you are visiting. If you choose not to load the exploit url, it will be automatically re-directed to Siteadvisor, where you can see the full details about the website you are about to visit.

3. LastPass

Chrome Security Extensions 3LastPass is a free online password manager and Form Filler that makes your web browsing easier and more secure. It replaces all your separate web logins with a single master password. Remember that one, and LastPass will log you into the rest. Your sensitive data is encrypted locally before upload so even LastPass cannot get access to it. LastPass supports Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari as a browser extension (and Opera, Opera Mini and more via Bookmarklets).

4. RoboForm Online

Chrome Security Extensions 4This one is similar as LastPass that passwords are encrypted locally, then uploaded to RoboForm servers.

5. Secbrowsing

Chrome Security Extensions 5Periodically checks that all your plugins are up-to-date. Periodically checks if your browser is running any out-of-date, vulnerable plugins (e.g., Java, Flash) and notifies you if you do.

6. Click & Clean

It deletes your browsing history, typed URLs, Flash cookies, all traces of your online activity to protect your privacy. Scan your PC for Malware, Delete your browsing history, Remove download history, Erase temporary files, Clear cookies and Empty cache, Delete client-side Web SQL Databases, Remove Flash Cookies (LSOs), Protect your privacy by cleaning up all traces of your internet activity and many more.

7. View Thru

Chrome Security Extensions 7Display the full URL behind shortened URLs. This extension will expand short URLs and display the full URL as a tool tip over the short URL. Short URLs from bit.ly, cli.gs, ff.im, goo.gl, is.gd, nyti.ms, ow.ly, post.ly, su.pr and tinyurl.com are supported.

8. KB SSL Enforcer

Chrome Security Extensions 8

If certain sites or services offer a Secure Sockets Layer login or access option, the KB SSL Enforcer will automatically select that https:// URL. This gives you added security and privacy for your browsing automatically and transparently. This is particularly important on insecure networks, such as public wifi in e.g. coffee shops and hotels.

9. PasswordFail

Chrome Security Extensions 9Many websites stores our passwords in clear text. This is a practice which is unnecessary and dangerous. This extension will warn the user if the website stores their passwords in plain text form. Basically, if one of these site is hacked, your password is sitting openly in a database, ready to be tried on all your other online accounts.

10. Credit Card Nanny

Chrome Security Extensions 10This one is same as above, but it detects fraudulent or incompetent websites that capture sensitive details (credit card numbers) and expose this in clear text. Credit Card Nanny helps you avoid the online stores that engage in this risky business.

11. TrustGuard

Chrome Security Extensions 11TrustPilot Chrome extension uses customer feedback to rate online stores for their security and business practices. If you come across an e-commerce site that looks sketchy, odds then TrustPilot can confirm or deny whether it’s safe to make a purchase from their database at http://www.trustpilot.com

 

12. Ghostery

 

Chrome Security Extensions 12Ghostery is a great extension that lets you view which websites are tracking your activity. You can be in control of it all by choosing to delete the cookies of sites you do not want to be tracking you.

If you know any other extension which was supposed to be listed above, do buzz us by commenting below. Do share your views!

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1 Paul Salmon

I have used many of the above extensions, for either Chrome or Firefox. The one I use the most, however, is definitely LastPass, mainly because it has such a broad browser/device support that I use it everywhere.

2 Sai Charan

I would also like to a add another Google Chrome extension for this, its DontTrackMe. It allows us to safeguard our online privacy. Thanks for the good list of extensions.

3 Gautham Nekkanti

These are some useful Chrome extensions indeed. I love the TrustGuard extension. Thanks for sharing.

4 Binh

I don’t know if we install too must extension in Chrome, will it slow down your Chrome ? I only love RoboForm Online 🙂

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