bjm_

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Every time you visit a new website, it sends a calculated hash value of the domain name to our servers once, and then receives a list of matching patterns that are applied locally on your computer. Those patterns are then kept for successive visits of pages on the same host/domain, which not only significantly speeds up the matching, but also ensures that Emsisoft and its employees will never know what you’re doing on a particular website. https://help.emsisoft.com/en/1974/emsisoft-browser-security/
Does "patterns are then kept for successive visits of pages on the same host/domain" mean kept per host/domain....per browser session? Kept where?
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Fabian Wosar

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Does "patterns are then kept for successive visits of pages on the same host/domain" mean kept per host/domain....per browser session? Kept where?
Thanks
Patterns are cached per host and they are stored locally using your browser's local storage for 15 minutes before they are purged from the cache and new patterns are requested from the backend.
 

boombastik

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When i report a bad site, if i want to report an another one after one minute i cant. I must close the Firefox and reopened.
As i understand with this way someone cant abuse the system. Maybe is better to introduse some internal timing so someone can report another site after one minute for example?
 

bjm_

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Patterns are cached per host and they are stored locally using your browser's local storage for 15 minutes before they are purged from the cache and new patterns are requested from the backend.
Okay, my browser feels the same in n' out of sandbox.
Okay, so I won't need direct access (write to local storage) from my browser sandbox... since, patterns are purged @ 15 minutes.
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Lobito Punky

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Hello, dr.web cureIT detects the Emsisoft extension for chrome as malware. I just wanted to report it. Best regards. (y)

Code:
C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jfofijpkapingknllefalncmbiienkab\2018.12.0.12_0\lib\rc4.js - quarantined
 

Fabian Wosar

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There is. At the moment we have been collecting usage statistics to see which of the extensions are more popular. While all the major browsers implement more or less the same extension API, there are a lot of differences between them still. As always we try to go with the lowest common denominator. We will most likely discontinue the Edge extension, as it only accounts for 0.4% of all lookups, which will allow us to implement a couple of more advanced features in the future. When exactly that is going to happen, isn't entirely sure yet though.