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Malwarebytes Browser Extension for Firefox 1.0.38

Use this free extension to stop yourself landing on malicious websites

by Chris Wiles

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 27 February 2019
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Developer: Malwarebytes
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Malwarebytes Browser Extension for Firefox
Use this free extension to stop yourself landing on malicious websites

It's becoming increasingly easy for a novice user to stumble across a website which looks legit, but if you look more closely, it's obvious to an expert user it's either fake or malicious, designed to scam you or worse. It's far too easy to buy a .com or, create a website which looks like a brand and start selling fake or non-existent goods.

Of course, pay by PayPal or your credit card and you're covered, so most people shouldn't worry. But it's still a pain and takes time to resolve. There must be a solution for stopping you from landing on these websites, even accidentally.

Malwarebytes Browser Extension is a simple free extension for Firefox which will work alongside your browser to stop you downloading and installing malicious software, will attempt to block online scams, will offer tracking protection so you can't be tracked across the internet whilst you browse for goods to purchase and protection against clickbait websites, setup to get you to click so the website can make money from your action.

In case Malwarebytes Browser Extension accidentally flags up a website you know is completely safe, you can always add this to the "Allow List" in the settings.

The Malwarebytes Browser Extension claims it can result in pages being loaded up to 3x quicker, but this is because it removes a lot of 'unwanted' content such as ads (which also, we'll add, help pay for the website you are browsing...). We also noticed it blocks RSS feeds and other important content which can provide content to a website. Reviews at this stage are mixed, too, with many users complaining it blocks too many legitimate and even established commercial websites.

What's new in 1.0.38?

- Updates in detection techniques
- Bug fixes


The question is, do we need yet another extension which helps block malicious websites and kills ads? Also, initial user feedback has stated the extension blocks far too many well-known and commercial websites. So proceed with some caution.

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WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.19.30 

• Adding contacts using WhatsApp is now easier. You can enter a phone number and check if it's on WhatsApp before saving it. Tap "New Chat" > "New Contact" to get started.