The Great Suspender

The Great Suspender

Make your computer run smoothly by suspending the tabs you aren't using

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What is The Great Suspender?
The Great Suspender is a lightweight Chrome extension that automatically suspends tabs to free up memory and CPU. It improves performance, detects audio playing tabs, and allows customization of suspension behavior.
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-06-20 due to malware
By: greatsoft
Users: 177,466+
Rating: 3.67 (92)
Version: 7.0.201 (Last updated: 2022-12-19)
Creation date: 2021-02-11
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very high risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • tabs
  • storage
  • history
  • unlimitedStorage
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
  • chrome://favicon/*
  • contextMenus
Size: 203.78K
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A lightweight extension to reduce chrome's memory footprint. Perfect if you have a lot of tabs open at the same time. Tabs that have not been viewed after a configurable length of time will be automagically suspended in the background, freeing up the memory and CPU being consumed by that tab.

➤ Whitelist specific urls or domains that you do not want to suspend ➤ Optionally show screen capture of tab before it was suspended ➤ Vastly improves performance when restarting chrome with a large number of open tabs ➤ Detects tabs playing audio and can prevent them from suspending ➤ Detects tabs that contain forms with user input and can prevent them from suspending ➤ Configurable behaviour when browsing offline or on battery power ➤ Built from open source code for full transparency

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 Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Saves processing power by suspending tabs
  • Allows for session management within the extension
  • Customizable settings
  • Useful for users with many tabs open at once
  • Contains malware and redirects to other sites
  • Has caused users to lose tabs or sessions
  • Outdated or buggy versions
  • Default tab suspending method is flawed
Most mentioned
  • Suspends tabs
  • Contains malware
  • Session management
  • Customizable settings
  • Saves processing power
  • Redirects to other sites
  • Loses tabs or sessions
  • Outdated or buggy
  • Default tab suspending method is flawed
Recent reviews
by Sergio Sergio, 2023-06-15

Eset Internet Security is removing this extension. Whenever I try to reinstall it, Eset removes it again. Seems to me The Great Suspender is a malware. Uninstalling it completely.
by MD Ashraful Islam MD Ashraful Islam, 2023-06-13

Just removed and added again to Chrome. My antivirus ESET INTERNET SECURITY found and remove a trojan called "js/" from your extension. As result your extension not active. Have same problem with extension Screenshot Master: Full Page Capture but there is different trojan "JS/Chromex.Agent.BZ". Please contact with ESET company and fix problem. Your extension is very useful. I was using it last 2 years
by Volodymyr Fedorovych Volodymyr Fedorovych, 2023-06-13
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Risk impact

The Great Suspender is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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 The Great Suspender if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

The Great Suspender is very likely to contain malware and should not be trusted. Avoid installing.

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