Guardio Protection for Chrome

Guardio Protection for Chrome

Experience a cleaner, safer web.

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What is Guardio Protection for Chrome?

Guardio Protection for Chrome is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 808,100 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.38, and is most similar to Total Adblock - Ad Blocker and Download Virus Scanner. The latest version,, was updated a month ago.

Stats date:
Version: (Last updated: 2023-04-27)
Creation date: 2020-03-15
Manifest version: 2
  • <all_urls>
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • cookies
  • management
  • notifications
  • tabs
  • storage
  • idle
  • contextMenus
Size: 634.88K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Guardio Browser Security - a cyber security solution for in-browser malware detection, adware removal, phishing protection, harmful site blocking, and information leak monitoring.
Enjoy a clean browsing experience with Guardio by your side! Guardio works in the background scanning the web 24/7 to keep you safe from suspicious and harmful sites. It doesn't interfere with your daily online activities and provides a clean & safe browsing environment. 
Guardio is a browser extension that uses AI and machine learning to scan and analyze every site and web page you open and block it if it’s in any way harmful. From social accounts to any cloud services you use, it will keep your information safe from hackers and phishing attacks. Guardio keeps you safe by blocking out harmful sites and providing adware & malware removal. Moreover, it warns you if a site seems suspicious due to low credibility. 
Guardio's mission is to make the internet a more secure place. 
Key Features:
•  Browser Scan - The first thing Guardio does when you install it is to check your browser for any malware or security issues that may be present.
• Alerts and Removal of Malicious Extensions (in-browser malware) - Guardio checks all the extensions you have installed or are about to install. It disables any existing malicious extensions and warns you if one you’re about to install may be malicious or will hijack your browser settings.
• Harmful Site Blocks - Guardio blocks out phishing and other scam sites that try to steal your data, so you don’t need to think twice about clicking on any links.
• Notification & Popup Blocker - Guardio stops notifications and pop-ups designed to scam you or lead you to a fake site where you’ll be scammed. It shuts down any malware on your browser that serves these pop-ups.
• Information Leak Monitoring - Guardio lets you know if your information has surfaced on the web from a data breach so that you can take action immediately.
• Site Alerts - Guardio warns you when a website is suspicious, or when it’s not what it appears to be. For example, 90% of new websites are fake and have been specifically created to scam visitors. You’ll get a warning to be extra cautious, and not to hand over any sensitive information. 
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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.
  • Effective at warning and blocking hazardous sites
  • Provides an extra layer of protection
  • Seamless protection in the background
  • Great customer support
  • Some features are locked behind a paywall
  • Free trial requires entering credit card information
  • Some users have reported issues with payment and billing
  • Some users have reported difficulty deleting their account
Most mentioned
  • Effective protection from hazardous sites
  • Good customer support
  • Issues with payment and billing
  • Some features locked behind a paywall
  • Seamless background protection
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Risk impact

Guardio Protection for Chrome 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 Guardio Protection for Chrome 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

Guardio Protection for Chrome 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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