Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client (Ext)
Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client protects users by blocking malicious requests and helps admins to filter in-appropriate domains.
Total ratings for Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client (Ext)
1.07 (Rating count: 253)
User reviews summary
- Complies with certain legal requirements for schools.
- Can block inappropriate or distracting content.
- Partnered with Google.
- Blocks too many websites, including educational and useful ones.
- Does not permanently block websites as users find ways around it.
- Can result in students resorting to harmful sites/apps to bypass the restrictions.
- Some users find it ineffective and easy to override.
- Blocks educational and pertinent websites.
- Believed to infringe on user privacy.
- Interferes with school work and assignments.
- Users find ways to bypass the restrictions and block.
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Recent 25 reviews for Cisco Umbrella Chromebook client (Ext)
Recent rating average: 1.16
All time rating average: 1.07
Rating filters5 star
|Im about to go off on this extension. why the hell is this extension even a thing. it blocks like literally every single website i try to get on besides youtube. I can't even go to spin a wheel i made without it saying THIS EXTENSION IS BLOCKED BY YOUR ADMINISTRATOR! - remove this extension - don't ever cook again - the creator of this extension should be in a mental hospital.|
|I dislike this chrome extension. Just straight up TRASH.|
|Anyone knows how to unblock websites?|
|To all of the kids that are writing the bad reviews on this extension, take and learn the basics of why your school install "spyware". While the definition is true, is a good type of spyware (I can already see the kids getting mad reading this). To really explain, your districts IT admin adds because its LITERALLY THE LAW, if you don't believe me, read this - https://www.blumenthal.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/kids_online_safety_act_-_one_pager.pdf, this will explain the majority what you need to know, and besides, the kids who write reviews here probably tried to go on game sites while they are doing school work, so unless you are mad at the extension, make a complaint to the senate that you can't access ur games kiddos *Also reporting it won't do anything :), because they are a partner with google ;)|
|While blocking flash games and other distracting/fun things to do on tablets is annoying this isn't why I'm writing a one star. There are countless educational and useful websites and online materials that are blocked. My friend's community college class and college applications were blocked supposedly because his major (game design) had the word "game" in it. The number of educational YouTube videos that are blocked is bonkers as well. If you're really desperate for an online game to pass class time, just go to Tyrone's unblocked games which has hundreds. Also, WHY DID THEY BLOCK THE DINOSAUR GAME???!!!|
|it doesnt even keep things perminently blocked. people can just find other ways of getting to there stuff.|
John Doe (CIA Agent)
|While i understand why it exists, it isn't very effective as it causes students to go to sketchier methods of obtaining what they were originally trying to obtain in the first place. Also according to the block page every single blocked website is a security threat so because of that i guess chess.com is a security threat and is going to infect my laptop and school servers.|
|stupid very stupid like stupid just stupid people are stupid just everything about this is stupid <33|
|Honestly, this is one of the most USELESS parts of my LIFE. I hate it. If only I could rate it 0 stars. The only use that this garbage app has is to make a person go absolutely insane.|
|How can i be happy about something that does nothing to help students. You can look at adult content but cant play coolmathgames how does that work??|
|this extension is trash it does block reasonable things like gmail BUT IT ALSO BLOCKS THINGS LIKE COOLMATHGAMES.COM AND ALSO GOOGLE.COM/DOODLES IT'S TERRIBLE|
|This extension sucks! It literally blocks everything except for adult content! Don't get this. You're better off filtering the websites yourself manually. Can't even write a review on my school account.|
|So I'm also a student and I hate it for all the same logical reasons you guys do, but our school also has GoGuardian so this isn't even the only thing installed on my chromebook. The funny thing is that a bunch of you gave some solutions on how to get past it so that was hilarious!|
|It blocks every website you come across. It says 'security threat detected and blocked', but really, they just hate you.|
|This is garbage. I tried to log on my favorite website...and it's BLOCKED??? Wth, this is my alt account. What the heck cisco! You suck.|
|see im not gonna do the whole "school have is bad" thing all im gonna say is that this extension genuinely is GARBAGE, it blocks too many things, sure some of the things it blocks are reasonable (like porn) but other things it blocks like reddit, i use reddit for school, the duality of this extension appals me by how good and bad it can be, if your at school issues with it are worthless to avoid, you can't do anything|
Alex Steenrod (Alex)
|I love how it doesn't even work. It blocks websites, yes, but you could also straight up go into task manager and kill it, then open your website. WOW IM ON A BLOCKED WEBSITE!|
|this sucks its bad it blocked every one of the websites our teacher provides us|
|I'm not about to say that "Oh iT TaKes AwAy AlL of thE coOl WEbsiTEs", I'm here to say that is critically fails at it's specific goal. First off, it blocks sites that are not needed to be blocked. Multiple times I go to write a paper, and large forums are blocked, and even some important sites I've needed to access, I'll give an example. Working on an essay for a Physical Fitness class, we needed to write an advertisement for a selected sport of my choosing, and I chose Mountain Biking. Sites like Pinkbike, Bike Radar, and other large news sites that don't offer anything other than information and news, are blocked. Second of all, it causes kids to get distracted faster, and more dangerously. With your average student, they're going to get distracted. Everyone does. But what this causes is kids to go to more sketchy sources to find their fun. Flash games are major players and this, and understandably it blocks those, but it also doesn't block smaller 3rd party bootleggers and scammers that are unverified by google. Those are the actual risks. To sum it up, I can understand why it's here, but there are better alternatives to this.|
|this extentsion is trash. it blocks all of my fun hate it. <3|
|"It is so bad, I want to give you a zero, but that's not possible so I give you a one."|
|schools think downloading this helps, this blocks everything so kids get creative and try to use the most harmful site/apps/etc to get around. Also my school encourges us to check their Twitter while at school but people without phones can't do that. THIS THING BLOCKED ENTENSIONS TO HELP ME READ AND DO MY WORK ITS SO STUPID !!?? I need a TTS reader or else I'll get too distracted to read, plus I don't read that well (I'm in high school and sruggle with that for personal reasons) They also blocked the deadname remover and say stuff like "We SuPpOrT TrANs KiDs" (I'm trans) its anoying, makes work harder for me, and is getting kids malware sometimes. KIds can't have a lick of privacy.|
|dude i hate this the only reason im using my school laptop is because my windows 7 broke i cant charge it and it blinks 3 times someone help me|