Referer Control

Referer Control

Control the HTTP Referer on a per-site basis.

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What is Referer Control?

Referer Control is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 136,559 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.15, and is most similar to IP Address & Geolocation and User-Agent Switcher. The latest version, 1.35, was updated 4 years ago.

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Rating: 4.15 (254)
Version: 1.35 (Last updated: 2018-12-27)
Creation date: 2018-12-27
Manifest version: 2
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • contextMenus
  • storage
Size: 82.44K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood
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Referer Control
Referer Control (v1.31)
39 3,205
Not available on Edge
Referer Control grants full control over the HTTP Referer. You can forge any referrer you want, both globally or on a per-site basis. Alternatively you can choose to disable the Referer completely.

Also works on the JavaScript document.referrer!
Risk impact

Referer Control 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 Control 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 Control 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
ruSSian spyware geolocation, measurement etc. to ""
by Eduard Mrazek Eduard Mrazek, 2023-03-29

ruSSian spyware geolocation, measurement etc. to ""
by Eduard Mrazek Eduard Mrazek, 2023-03-29

It does not work if I were to load the target url in a video tag. It works for fetch and xhr.
by Aero Windwalker Aero Windwalker, 2022-12-26
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