Virtru Email Protection

Virtru Email Protection

Surprisingly easy email protection and control for Gmail.

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What is Virtru Email Protection?

Virtru Email Protection is a popular Chrome extension by This extension has 647,679 weekly active users, a good user rating of 4.17, and is most similar to Virtru for Drive and Snowplow Inspector. The latest version, 11.3.0, was updated 15 days ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.17 (107)
Version: 11.3.0 (Last updated: 2023-05-17)
Creation date: 2020-05-16
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • unlimitedStorage
Host permissions:
  • http://**
  • https://**
  • http://**
  • https://**
  • http://**
  • https://**
Size: 8.64M
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

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Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge
Easily protect Gmail messages and attachments, and maintain control wherever they’re shared.

At Virtru, we understand that data is an organization’s most valuable asset and sharing it is critical for business success. But sharing data creates significant risk. We believe no one should have to choose between protecting data and sharing it. We help more than 20,000 organizations, large and small, across almost every industry, protect data wherever it’s created or shared so they can collaborate with confidence.

Ensure Gmail messages and attachments stay private so you don’t have to trust Google with your data.

Maintain compliance with data privacy regulations such as HIPAA, GDPR, CJIS, ITAR, CCPA, FERPA, CMMC, NIST, and more.

Secure, Seamless Sharing
Protect Gmail messages and attachments and maintain control wherever they’re shared - both internally and externally, beyond Google.

End-to-End Encryption
Data-centric protection and object-level encryption for email messages and attachments directly within the Gmail client with a simple Chrome extension.
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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 Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Easy to use
  • Secure email exchange
  • Time-based expirations for sent mail
  • No need to send passwords
  • Good tool for business
  • Does not work if recipient isn't using Gmail and has the extension installed
  • Breaks Gmail search
  • Conflicts with the new Gmail interface
  • Customized intros may not work
  • Horrible customer support
  • Installation can be difficult to find
Most mentioned
  • Easy to use
  • Secure email exchange
  • Gmail interface conflicts
  • Customized intros
  • Horrible customer support
  • Installation difficulties
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Risk impact

Virtru Email Protection requires some risky permissions and may not be safe to use. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

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

Virtru Email Protection 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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