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What is Imagus?

Imagus is a popular Chrome extension by Deathamns. This extension has 529,992 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.50, and is most similar to Hover Zoom+ and PhotoShow. The latest version,, was updated 3 years ago.

Stats date:
Version: (Last updated: 2020-04-16)
Creation date: 2020-04-12
Manifest version: 2
  • *://*/*
  • downloads
  • history
  • storage
Size: 152.58K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Imagus (v0.9.8.74)
784 61,743
Not available on Edge
There are plenty of settings which can be customized, and reviewing them is currently the best way to learn about what the extension is capable of.

Sections on the options page that may need explanation:

▪ Sieve
An expandable set of site specific and general purpose rules for getting the larger image, media or other content.

▪ Grants
List of user defined sites where the extension should and shouldn't work.
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 Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Allows for image previews without having to open a new tab or page
  • Easy to use and customizable
  • Works on a variety of websites
  • May not work on all websites or may require sieves to be updated
  • Some users have reported issues with the extension not working on certain sites
  • The extension may occasionally crash or cause browser lag
Most mentioned
  • Google Images
  • Facebook
  • Sieves
  • Works on a variety of sites
  • Easy to use
  • Customizable
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Risk impact

Imagus 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 Imagus 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

Imagus 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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