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Title: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: Corrine on September 12, 2019, 03:46:00 PM
From Malwarebytes Press Center - News & Events | Free Malwarebytes Browser Guard Combats Privacy Abuses, Tracking, Clickbait, Unwanted Ads and Tech Support Scammers (https://press.malwarebytes.com/2019/09/12/free-malwarebytes-browser-guard-combats-privacy-abuses-tracking-clickbait-unwanted-ads-and-tech-support-scammers/):

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Malwarebytes’ innovative browser extension safeguards consumers from scammers, enabling them to browse the web up to four times faster, without interruption. The free tool blocks tech support scams in addition to annoying and sometimes malicious pop-ups, and prevents browser hijacking and browser lockers, all known scare tactics used to trap consumers into purchasing unnecessary, expensive technical support and exposing them to unwanted content.

To install on Google Chrome go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/ and search for Malwarebytes Browserguard
To install on Firefox go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/ 

Note:  Although Browser Guard is indicated as free for use on Chrome and Firefox browsers, it also works on Microsoft Edge Chromium, Dev and Beta versions.  To use it on those versions of Microsoft Edge:
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: darksurfer on September 17, 2019, 01:30:18 PM
It doesn't work on Pale Moon browser. :( :o
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: plodr on September 18, 2019, 12:27:07 PM
Products can't be expected to work on all browsers out there. MBAM picked two and said this
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Malwarebytes Browser Guard is available to install on both Firefox and Chrome browsers.
Source: https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-3439
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: darksurfer on September 18, 2019, 01:36:42 PM
I know that. I just think that with so many folk, including here using Pale Moon, it would be nice if this extension was available to us, too. ::)
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: plodr on September 19, 2019, 01:24:32 PM
Palemoon is probably a very low percentage.
August 2019 Source: https://www.w3counter.com/globalstats.php
Chrome: 56.8%
Safari: 12.3%
IE and Edge: 7.8%
Firefox: 5.3%
Opera: 2.1%

I wonder if the 5.3% identified as FF includes all the variations like Waterfox, Palemoon and Basilisk?
When I mention I use Palemoon as my default browser, there are a lot who have never heard of it.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: darksurfer on September 20, 2019, 02:19:41 PM
Well, Pale Moon is pretty secure anyway, so no need for Malwarebytes extension. ;)
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: Antus67 on September 28, 2019, 01:33:59 PM
Been using it on Chome and appears to be working OK pages are loading faster. Prior to this release was using uBlock
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: Corrine on September 28, 2019, 01:36:34 PM
I still use uBlock Origin and a couple of times when researching something, it has blocked the site when Malwarebytes Browser Guard didn't.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: Pete! on September 28, 2019, 05:56:40 PM
I was wondering if it plus uBlock was redundant.
I guess, at this point, "not entirely".
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: Corrine on September 28, 2019, 08:34:38 PM
As the description indicates, Malwarebytes Browser Guard is concentrating on blocking scams, malicious pop-ups, and preventing browser hijacking and browser lockers whereas uBlock is also blocking ads.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: techie on September 29, 2019, 03:22:37 PM
Malwarebytes still has some bugs and maybe adjustments in it's whitelist. It will also at times completely break or slow a site to a crawl. I mean sites like Amazon or Ebay doesn't like to play well. This is usually due to third party pictures.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: DR M on September 29, 2019, 04:19:34 PM
A question about ublock, although the topic is about Malwarebytes:

How can we add it in Pale Moon? I have it in my own computer, but I forgot how I did that, so I can use it in other computers with Pale Moon. My search leads to the Updater.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: Corrine on September 29, 2019, 04:36:35 PM
The instructions are here How to install uBlock Origin in Pale Moon 27 [revised] (https://forum.palemoon.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=19024) and also work for Pale Moon Version 28.  The direct XPI download is uBlock0_1.22.4.firefox.xpi (https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases/download/1.22.4/uBlock0_1.22.4.firefox.xpi).

Edit note:  Reading the Pale Moon topic, it appears this may be the latest legacy version:  https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases?after=1.18.10
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: DR M on September 29, 2019, 05:41:33 PM
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Edit note:  Reading the Pale Moon topic, it appears this may be the latest legacy version:  https://github.com/gorhill/uBlock/releases?after=1.18.10

Thank you! I didn't thought that there were more pages and versions there.  :)
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: plodr on September 30, 2019, 01:44:03 PM
uBO on all my Palemoons (4 computers) have stalled at 1.16.4.11 which came out I think in March.

I don't think 1.18 is a legacy version but I'll have another look. (appears to be for chrome)
I spent some time about 2 weeks ago looking because none of my add-ons seem to ever update.

I do have the special uBO updater installed v 1.6.6 so it should update if a new legacy version comes out.
Title: Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
Post by: Corrine on September 30, 2019, 01:57:44 PM
In case you missed it in the Pale Moon topic,
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Install JustOff's uBlock Origin Updater (https://addons.palemoon.org/addon/ublock0-updater/). This will automatically update uBlock Origin so that you will not have to repeat steps 1-4 in order to update the extension.