ESET Browser Privacy & Security

ESET Browser Privacy & Security

Enjoy extended browser protection with ESET Browser Privacy & Security.

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What is ESET Browser Privacy & Security?

"ESET Browser Privacy & Security" is a Chrome extension offering extra layers of protection for users subscribed to ESET HOME Security tiers on Windows. It ensures secure browsing by highlighting safe search results and blocking malicious content. The extension includes features for automatic browser data cleanup and website settings management, with the Ultimate tier adding metadata removal from uploaded JPEG files to safeguard personal information.

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By: ESET
Version: 1.0.5 (Last updated: 2024-02-09)
Creation date: 2023-12-18
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • scripting
  • storage
  • nativeMessaging
  • browsingData
  • contentSettings
Host permissions:
  • <all_urls>
Size: 672.77K
URLs: Website
Stats date:

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ESET Browser Privacy & Security
ESET Browser Privacy & Security (v1.0.5)
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Summary
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Browser Privacy & Security is a browser extension designed for the ESET HOME Security subscription tiers. It works alongside ESET’s award-winning technology to provide an additional layer of protection to your digital life—offering elevated browser security and privacy. It is easily enabled with your ESET HOME Security tier and features a user-friendly interface for a smoother online experience. Available for Windows only.

Functionalities include: Secure Search – Easily distinguish between safe and unsafe search results. This functionality protects you from phishing websites, websites containing malware, and potentially unwanted content.

Browser Cleanup – Clear your browser data on demand, or periodically with automatic cleanups—reducing digital clutter and optimizing browser efficiency. This functionality enables users to customize cleanups and stay logged in to frequently-used sites.

Website Setting Review – Review and manage website permissions with ease, ensuring appropriate access to your device and personal information.*

Metadata Cleanup – Share your media with confidence. This unique functionality protects your privacy by removing metadata from images uploaded to your browser. Metadata contains information such as GPS, camera type, and the time the photo was taken—revealing potentially personal information. Currently supports JPEG files.*

*Available with the ESET HOME Security Ultimate tier only. For a detailed description of our subscription tiers, please visit www.eset.com/int/home/protection-plans.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Protects from malware and provides security
  • Does not include bloatware and unwanted popups
  • Works efficiently without affecting computer performance
Cons
  • Deleted user's saved passwords during browser history cleanup
  • May not be user-friendly for some, especially the elderly or those not tech-savvy
  • Lacks clarity and sufficient explanation for its features and usage
Most mentioned
  • Effective in preventing malware and securing sensitive data
  • Confusion about how to use the extension and what it does
  • Issues with browser compatibility and performance impacts
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Safety
Risk impact

ESET Browser Privacy & Security 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 ESET Browser Privacy & Security if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

ESET Browser Privacy & Security is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this extension.

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