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Top 5 Security Extensions for Google Chrome

November 28, 2011 07:55 PST

Chrome security extension: Ghostery

Security extension: Click&Clean

Protect your privacy. See who's tracking your web browsing with Ghostery.

Ghostery sees the "invisible" web, detecting trackers, web bugs, pixels, and beacons placed on web pages by Facebook, Google Analytics, and over 500 other ad networks, behavioral data providers, web publishers - all companies interested in your activity.

After showing you who operates behind the scenes, Ghostery also gives you the opportunity to learn more about each company it identifies, including links to their privacy policy and opt-out options.

Ghostery allows you to block scripts from companies that you don't trust and even block images and iframes. Chrome recently started supporting blocking, but it's still not 100%. As they continue to work on making it more blocker-friendly, we'll be enabling more blocking functionality. Stay tuned to our blog, Twitter or Facebook for updates on this.

Developer: ghostery.com

Download Ghostery


Chrome security extension: Personal Blocklist (by Google)

 Personal Blocklist

Blocks domains/hosts from appearing in your Google search results.

The Personal Blocklist extension will transmit to Google the patterns that you choose to block. When you choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are displayed. You agree that Google may freely use this information to improve our products and services.

Developer: Google Inc.

Download Personal Blocklist


Chrome security extension: Click&Clean

Security extension: Click&Clean

Deletes your browsing history, typed URLs, Flash cookies, all traces of your online activity to protect your privacy.

Click&Clean is an innovative and totally free App for anyone that wants to protect his/her privacy and financial activities while browsing or shopping online.

Extension features:

  • Scan your PC for Malware
  • Delete your browsing history
  • Remove download history
  • Erase temporary files
  • Clear cookies and Empty cache
  • Delete client-side Web SQL Databases
  • Remove Flash Cookies (LSOs)
  • Protect your privacy by cleaning up all traces of your internet activity

This powerful solution enables you to do all that mentioned above instantly, with one click on the TP roll icon in the Chrome toolbar.

Developer: hotcleaner.com

Download Click&Clean


Chrome security extension: Hide My Ass! Web Proxy

Security extension:  Hide My Ass! Web Proxy

Helps by sending your connection through a proxy server.

Hide My Ass! operates the most popular browser based web proxy online, this is our official extension that enables you to easily redirect your web traffic through our anonymous proxy network.

Extension features:

  • One click proxy. Whilst already browsing a website, click the extension icon to browse the website anonymously. Alternatively click the icon on a new tab to be shown a web proxy form and specify a website to proxify.
  • Select one of 20 web proxy domain names (not just HideMyAss.com).
  • Select a specific web proxy server (USA, UK, NL).
  • URL obfuscation. Choose between encoded and encrypted web proxy URL's.
  • SSL encryption. Choose between HTTP and HTTPS web browsing.

Developer: HideMyAss.com

Download Hide My Ass! Web Proxy


Chrome security extension: Web of Trust

Web of Trust

Web of Trust shows you which websites people trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web.

The WOT add-on is a crowd-sourced safe surfing tool for your browser. Traffic-light rating symbols show which websites Internet surfers trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web.

WOT ratings are powered by a global community of millions of trustworthy users who have rated millions of websites based on their experiences. The WOT add-on shows reputation ratings next to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and many other search engines. Links in social sites like Facebook and Twitter, along with shortened URLs are covered too. Your online email account – Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail is also protected.

Developer: mywot.com

Download Web of Trust

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#2  posted on January 11, 2012 06:23 PST
It’s the best privacy protecting program in the internet.It allows you to track and block all the invisible web trackers that track your movements across the web. After showing you who operates behind the scenes, Ghostery also gives you the opportunity to learn more about each company it identifies, including links to their privacy policy and opt-out options. Ghostery allows you to block scripts from companies that you don’t trust and even block images and iframes. Ghostery is an incredibly popular Firefox extension and they have recently launched the Chrome version of it.

#3  posted on July 06, 2012 00:59 PDT
Another way to stay secure on web is enforcing SSL connection. Check stay https extension for that matter

http://j.end.as/projects/stay-https

#4  posted on August 01, 2012 11:48 PDT
Privacy is one of the important issue in the present internet. I prefer Hide My Ass service as it provide anonymous browsing.
Thanks for the post.

#5  posted on November 04, 2015 04:25 PST
Great tools. I will try them for sure. Have been using Chrome for so long and never really have known about the security extensions. Great work Chromefans team. Keep up :)

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