Malwarebytes has a browser extension to help fight malware, called Browser Guard. Malwarebytes users already know how good Malwarebytes is at keeping malware at bay, so 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
How to install Browser Guard
1. To install the Browser Guard 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 Browser 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.
Get it here: Malwarebytes
There are quite a few security extensions available, of course. Therefore, 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.
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