Malwarebytes has a web browser extension to help fight malware, called Malwarebytes Browser Guard. Malwarebytes customers know how good Malwarebytes is at keeping malware at bay. The idea of an additional extension in the browser by the same team is a comforting one. Here’s what Malwarebytes says about Browser Guard:
The browser extension that beats the scammers
Malwarebytes Browser Guard crushes unwanted and unsafe content, giving you safer and faster browsing. Not only that, it is the world’s first browser extension that can identify and stop tech support scams. We take on the bad guys so you don’t have to.
- Browse up to 4x faster
- Puts the hurt on tech support scammers
- Crushes clickbait ads
- Protects your privacy
- Stops malware in your browser
It’s worth trying or recommending
If you don’t have Malwarebytes 4.0 or want to protect family members or friends who are not security savvy, it’s worth recommending that they try Browser Guard out. Here’s how to install it.
How to install Browser Guard
1. To install this extension, visit Malwarebytes and choose your browser version. For Microsoft Edge, in this example, we can select Chrome because Chrome extensions now work in Edge. Clicking on Free Download For Chrome takes you to the Chrome extension Store:
2. In the Chrome Store, click on Add to Chrome.
3. When your browser asks you, click Add extension.
4. Here, Edge tells you that the extension Guard has been added.
5. You can see the work that Browser Guard is doing by clicking the icon in the browser. The Current website tab shows you the protection status for the site you are visiting, and the Statistics tab shows you the number of trackers, malware, scams, and PUPs blocked in the last 30 days.
That’s pretty much it. The Malwarebytes Browser Guard extension should offer peace of mind and help to keep malware at bay. You can download it free for Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Firefox browsers here: Malwarebytes Browser Guard.
Here is the link to the Malwarebytes desktop app (available for Windows or Mac): Malwarebytes.com
There are quite a few security extensions available, so it’s easy to have at least 1 or 2 reputable ones working for you. If you have any different security extensions you prefer to use, be sure to leave a comment below, and we’ll check them out.
See the following list for other security-related content.
- Malwarebytes Premium is a Friend and Affiliate
- Second Opinion Anti-Malware Apps
- Free Security Apps for Windows
Do you use security browser extensions?
Grant is the webmaster here and a longtime computer enthusiast. He enjoys building new PCs and fixing old ones. Originally from the UK, Grant lives in Japan, teaches English, and is a part-time vegetable farmer. Lesser-known history about him includes getting his Commercial Helicopter License CPL(H) in the US and being a caregiver in the disabled community. Grant enjoys playing Apex Legends.