Get back in browser history in a flash

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What is FlashBack?

FlashBack is a Chrome extension by nicooprat. This extension has 89 weekly active users and was removed from Chrome Web Store 19 days ago. The latest version, 1.0.0, was updated 3 years ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-01-11
Stats date:
Users: 89
Version: 1.0.0 (Last updated: 2020-04-23)
Creation date: 2020-04-23
Manifest version: 2
  • history
  • tabs
Featured: No
Size: 65.44K
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
This is a cross-browser extension that allows to quickly search through recent history. Simply hit `CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + Y` and start searching, navigate through the list with `UP/DOWN` arrows, then hit `ENTER` to open the link in current tab, or `CTRL/CMD + ENTER` to open it in a new tab.
Risk impact

FlashBack requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

FlashBack may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Chrome extension may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Chrome extension reputation on Chrome Web Store, the amount of time the Chrome extension has been around, and other signals about the Chrome extension. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Chrome extension, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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The manifest file declares the requirements and permissions that a Chrome extension will have access to. By reviewing the manifest, you may be able to determine if a Chrome extension is over-reaching (for example, if an extension is overriding your new tab page, or search provider, or requesting access to your web activities without any good reason).

  "update_url": "https://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx",
  "name": "FlashBack",
  "description": "Get back in browser history in a flash",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "icons": {
    "48": "icons/icon_48.png",
    "128": "icons/icon_128.png"
  "browser_action": {
    "default_title": "FlashBack",
    "default_popup": "popup/popup.html"
  "commands": {