Location Guard

Location Guard

Hide your geographic location from websites.

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What is Location Guard?
Location Guard is a Chrome extension designed to enhance user privacy by manipulating JavaScript-based geolocation data provided to websites. It either introduces noise to your real location or presents a fixed location, preventing websites from determining your precise geographic position. Note that Location Guard does not mask IP-based locations and is not a substitute for a VPN. Visit direction link for any issues.
Stats
Users: 300,000+
Version: 2.5.0 (Last updated: 2022-03-19)
Creation date: 2019-09-21
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • storage
Size: 607.23K
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Location Guard (v2.5.0)
3.71 (140) 14,584+
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Location Guard (v3.9.16.113)
4.40 (25) 1,632+
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Summary

Modern browsers such as Google Chrome can tell websites where you're located in order to provide location-aware functionality. Your geographic location obtained via JavaScript is often highly accurate, which can be a violation of your privacy.

This extension allows enjoying geolocation applications while protecting your privacy, by reporting a fake location to websites, after adding a certain amount of "noise" to the real one. The noise is randomly selected in a way that protects the real location from being accurately inferred. There's also an option to use a fixed location, instead of adding noise to the real one.

IMPORTANT: Location Guard protects against JavaScript-based geolocation (which has very high accuracy), NOT IP-based geolocation (which typically has low accuracy). If a website detects your coarse location from your IP address, then use a VPN, Location Guard is not meant to solve this problem.

To report an issue with Location Guard please use the following page: https://github.com/chatziko/location-guard/issues

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
Pros
  • Works well for some websites
  • Can hide location from some websites
  • Useful for online privacy
Cons
  • Does not work for IP location
  • Not clear instructions
  • May not work for all websites
Most mentioned
  • Doesn't work for IP
  • Useful for online privacy
  • Some websites detect actual location
  • Not clear instructions
Recent reviews
Работает как надо. Огромный плюс в том что расширение с открытым исходным кодом

Funciona perfeitamente, é só saber usar.
by Ygor Matheus Ygor Matheus, 2024-07-19

Great work!
by Pro Gamer672 Pro Gamer672, 2024-07-15
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Safety
Risk impact

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

Risk likelihood

Location Guard has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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