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Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« 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:

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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:
  • Go to edge://extensions/
  • Click "Allow extensions from other stores" and "Allow" to the pop-up.
  • Go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/ and search for Malwarebytes Browserguard
  • Click "Add to Chrome"


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Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 01:30:18 PM »
It doesn't work on Pale Moon browser. :( :o

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Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« Reply #3 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. ::)

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Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Malwarebytes Browser Guard
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2019, 02:19:41 PM »
Well, Pale Moon is pretty secure anyway, so no need for Malwarebytes extension. ;)