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No.So this ext is basically useless now>>?
Source: answers.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftedge/forum/all/microsoft-defender-browser-protection-to-be-end-or/012b04ab-cb55-4d7b-bce0-c242606e9ec8Q: I installed this extension via Chrome store but it says "Developer support for this extension is complete and will be expiring soon.". Will stop or use Countine normally? If discontinued, this extension will not protect suspicious and malicious websites.
A: There is no announcement with regards to this extension being discontinued or it being on end of life and most likely this happens when an extension in the Chrome web store as most likely this is still in process and the enforcement actions that are taken when an extension violates the Chrome web store's policies and therefore you can still use it and once this has been sorted out then you will not be seeing this prompt anymore.
norton safe web is one of the worst extensions. It's weakI used to have trafficlight but do I need it when I have Norton safe web installed?
I prefer Malwarebytes Browser Guard these days.norton safe web is one of the worst extensions. It's weak
bitdefender is much better but in 1 buggy version, it completely lost all protections
windows defender browser protection is better than norton if it's still working
I recommend making sure that your Security & Privacy settings are turned on & up to at least Balanced in Microsoft Edge (Block Potentially Unwanted Apps turned on,I used to have trafficlight but do I need it when I have Norton safe web installed?
malwarebytes is definitely better than most but it's pretty heavy. It's suitable for good enough PCs
Except in this situation it seems that it will soon be abandoned, allegedly, so it is not an option, unfortunately, so unless they decide to use Microsoft Edge with the proper security & privacy settings turned on, they will need an alternative.malwarebytes is definitely better than most but it's pretty heavy. It's suitable for good enough PCs
WDBP is ultralight and provides more than average protection. It's enough for me to use beside google safe browsing
fwiw I've done same thing with Brave several times.I can't say that I like this at all. I have been using Malwarebytes Browser Guard in Chrome, Edge and Firefox, along with the Defender extension in Chrome. I feel that I am being forced to use Edge exclusively if I want to get all the benefits of Defender and Smartscreen. MB Browser Guard is good at blocking phishing but I have no way to know if it is any better than Smartscreen at blocking malware in the browser. I still have not found a replacement for the Defender extension yet.
I had tried out Brave just in the last couple of days, combined with its built-in adblocker and the Defender extension. Brave worked ok but I removed it yesterday. I can't get used to its affiliation with Tor and the whole crypto nonsense. I know you can turn both off but Brave is just not for me. As much as I would like to keep using Defender, I might try Avast Free AV again. Avast will work directly in the browser on Chrome, Edge, FF or the Avast Secure browser, without the need of any browser security/phishing extensions at all. I think it is best to keep security-related extensions to a minimum. I only wish MS and Google would just learn to leave well enough alone.