Referer Manager

Referer Manager

Control your referer headers. Apply flexible rules to block, allow, or change HTTP referer.

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What is Referer Manager?

Referer Manager is a popular Chrome extension by Kornelia Olofsson. This extension has 934,095 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.70, and was removed from Chrome Web Store 4 days ago. The latest version, 1.5.3, was updated 6 months ago.

This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-03-17
Stats date:
Users: 934,095
Rating: 4.70 (10)
Version: 1.5.3 (Last updated: 2022-09-16)
Creation date: 2021-05-16
Manifest version: 2
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
Size: 271.36K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very high risk likelihood
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Referer Manager
Referer Manager (v1.5.1)
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Referer manager changes HTTP referer with flexible configuration. You can spoof a referrer for some reason. It could be helpful for developers and marketers. 

✰ Block, allow, change referrers
✰ Applies to both referrer HTTP headers and javascript document.referrer value
✰ Apply rules for a specific domain, URL, or even using regular expressions
✰ You can apply a rule to requests originated from a specific domain to requests to a specific domain, or only to 3rd party requests.

Please note, that by default JS referrer spoofing is disabled. It could break functionality on some sites.
Risk impact

Referer Manager requires a number of risky 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 Referer Manager if you trust the publisher.

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

Referer Manager is very likely to contain malware and should not be trusted. Avoid installing.

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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User reviews
There is no option to opt out of Google Analytics in the options as stated in the privacy policy.
by Alexa Margaret Alexa Margaret, 2022-12-29

Overall good app but there are times where when you set a site to "Allow" in the filter and it still does not work. For example on I cannot get some images to load and I set it to "Allow" and still the site does not work unless I turn the entire addon off. I tried contacting the developer using the email here but it says The email account that you tried to reach does not exist.
by John John, 2022-02-04

I really liked the application, I advise everyone to try it, thanks to the developers
by Brian Greene Brian Greene, 2021-10-26
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