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Encrypt the Web! Automatically use HTTPS security on many sites.

HTTPS Everywhere is a featured Chrome extension by It has 1,000,000+ weekly active users and an average rating of 4.46. HTTPS Everywhere is similar to Privacy Badger and Disconnect. The latest version is 2022.5.24 and was updated 4 months ago. HTTPS Everywhere is available in English and 44 other languages. Within Chrome Web Store, its overall ranking is #193.

HTTPS Everywhere is an extension created by EFF and the Tor Project which automatically switches thousands of sites from insecure "http" to secure "https".  It will protect you against many forms of surveillance and account hijacking, and some forms of censorship.

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Risk impact

HTTPS Everywhere 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 HTTPS Everywhere 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

HTTPS Everywhere has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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
I write down this review when removing it. Love you so much and appreciate all your help in the past. Retire and R.I.P.
by Lilith Lilith, 2022-09-23

it was a good run iv used it for many many years thank you to the dev team u guys are the one who did it first and protected us.
by CONSPIR4CY CONSPIR4CY, 2022-09-19

Thank you dev team for the amazing extension. I re-loaded it again just to write this review. Thank you for your service and for transparency. Wish the devs behind this all the best xx
by Ilhaam Elhussein Ilhaam Elhussein, 2022-09-07
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    "email": ""
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