HONcode Toolbar

HONcode Toolbar

Search and navigate the medical web with complete confidence thanks to the thousands of HONcode websites certified.

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What is HONcode Toolbar?
'HONcode Toolbar' is a Chrome extension developed by the Health On the Net Foundation. This toolbar allows users to easily identify and navigate among HONcode certified websites, ensuring the reliability and transparency of health information. It also integrates with the search results of major search engines, facilitating a search restricted to HONcode certified sites only. The HONcode seal confirms that a website adheres to the 8 principles stated in the HONcode charter.
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2024-03-13 due to Chrome Web Store policy violation
Users: 7,000+
Rating: 4.00 (11)
Version: 3.1.3 (Last updated: 2019-03-08)
Creation date: 2019-03-08
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very high risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
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Size: 2.35M
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The number and varied quality of health webpages can be daunting for users searching for health information on the Internet. But thanks to the HONcode tool bar, it is easy to differentiate good quality sites from those that are not.

The HONcode toolbar extension allows you to:

  • Easily identify HONcode certified websites while browsing
  • Easily identify those sites that are HONcode certified in the search results of major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo and DuckDuckgo)
  • Search only among sites that are HONcode certified, so that you know the results lead to sites that are trustworthy.

The Health On the Net Foundation (HON) is the leading organization promoting and guiding the deployment of useful and reliable medical and health information online, and its appropriate and efficient use. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization accredited to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

The HONcode and its 8 principles (available in 35 languages) aim to improve the quality of health information on the Internet. The HONcode seal of approval is attributed to health websites that respect the 8 principles defined in the HONcode charter, letting users know that they can trust the information that they find on the website.

User reviews
It is not working (extension)
by Writing Hacks Writing Hacks, 2022-07-25

Does not work. Extension is on, but no icon shows in the search results for anything.
by David Sharp David Sharp, 2021-10-19

loved iit
by Brandon Fu Brandon Fu, 2021-03-16
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Risk impact

HONcode Toolbar 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 HONcode Toolbar if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

HONcode Toolbar is very likely to contain malware and should not be trusted. Avoid installing.

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