View web pages you're not sure you trust safely. SafeBrowser is an intelligent blocker of javascript, java applets, flash and ads

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What is SafeBrowser?

SafeBrowser is a revolutionary Chrome extension that provides enhanced security while browsing. It efficiently blocks potentially harmful elements like java scripts, Java applets, flash and ads. SafeBrowser's advanced feature protects users by removing potentially dangerous content from lesser-known sites and provides detailed information about the website you are viewing and its third-party servers. It also offers the option to view pages in a normal browser after ensuring their safety and respects your privacy by not recording your browsing history. It also includes a free trial that grants 50MB per month.

Stats date:
Users: 7,159 ▲ 36
Rating: 3.67 (126)
Version: 1.4.1 (Last updated: 2015-07-18)
Creation date: 2015-07-18
Manifest version: 2
  • contextMenus
  • tabs
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 35.02K
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Protected browsing with SafeBrowser

An estimated 1 in 10 web servers are infected with malware (viruses, worms and trojan horses), and your antivirus application is powerless to stop these viruses infecting your computer. Research has shown that antivirus applications only detect about 20% of modern malware.

Landing on a compromised server means risking downloading malware that logs your keystrokes, steals your passwords and credit card data, encrypts your files and then demands a ransom, sends junk email to your contacts or turns your PC into a bot (an automated device used to attack other PCs or servers).

Every time you browse you take unknowing risks if you browse unprotected. SafeBrowser is a highly innovative, patent pending new service that allows you to view the smaller less well known sites in a protected way, with all scripts, applets, flash and activex controls removed and reported on.

SafeBrowser not only tells you the category and reputation of the website you are viewing, but the category and reputation of the 3rd party servers and redirected servers the sites pages are also accessing. Sometimes its these 3rd party servers that are the source of the malware. SafeBrowser is the only service in the world that can do this.

Shortened URLs such as and have their uses, but they're also a malware author's dream. It's estimated that one in five of the pages behind these shortened URLs have viruses or other malware just waiting to download onto your computer.

SafeBrowser protects your computer because it does all redirection on the server, loads the final redirected page, strips it of anything that could cause harm*, and sends the safe version to your browser.

Once you are satisfied that you are on the site you expected to be, you can always then choose to view that page in a normal browser window.

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  • Good
  • Awesome, recommended for public or insecure connections
  • New version is much better
  • Great idea that one should use
  • No longer supported
  • Doesn't confirm email address
  • Very poor, doesn't do what's supposed to do
  • Considered as malware
  • Slow
Most mentioned
  • Poor performance
  • Potential malware
  • Useful
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Risk impact

SafeBrowser is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install SafeBrowser if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

SafeBrowser has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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