Q&A [Updated 25/7/2018] Browser extension comparison: Malwares and Phishings

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chrome can be very customizable too but not as many as firefox :)
chrome can hibernate tab, too, just enable a flag
or chrome can also block...
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but there are 3 things I dislike about firefox
- fonts look broken to me. The extension fixing it isn't compatible with quantum yet. Some prefer firefox's font rendering than chrome
- push notification doesn't work (facebook messenger) although I enabled it in about:config. I use facebook for my daily work so it's extremely important
- after a malware download is blocked, it takes more clicks to remove it while chrome needs 1-2 clicks

I also feel like chrome with 10-20 extensions run faster than firefox with the same extensions but FF is faster with very few extensions
 
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Im simple guy;
- trying to get privacy from google on browser
- still using gmail and having android phone :emoji_innocent:
It is totally fine!
Stay with the product that makes you happy.
The "best", is the product that makes you happy.

I just wanted to add you info.
As long as you read more, learn more etc, you always will need more.
My assumption is that people in this forum are not average-users... so, they want more. Firefox is not the final best solution, but it can be an alternative for those who wants more in terms of customization, privacy, security, performance etc.

I don't believe in "comparisons".
I believe in "user-profiles".
And as I said, as long as users read/learn more... naturally they always look for more.
 
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@Decopi thats true

Also difference between chrome + firefox i like is you can autodelete cookies and avoid saving browsing history on firefox

But for chrome you actually need extension or alternate chromium browser

I think most on this forum are above average joe, since theyre actually ' trying' to do research and asking for help when needed, and looking for alternatives, and be sceptical about anything
 

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test 19/07/2018
19 links NOT from vxvault, malc0de,
1 vxvault link (1 was dead during the test so I had to replace it by this) :(
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1w8zvi95vja9xv/test 19-7-18.txt?dl=1

chrome: 16/20
avira: 10/20
comodo: 2/20!
malwarebytes: 18/20
Norton: 0/20!
WDBP: 8/20
McAfee: 0/20 (expected)!
Panda: 0/20!
ublock (custom): 11/20
Edge: 18/20

ublock custom filters: All filters here + squidblacklist + AdZ ~2.8 millions, cosmetics don't count

Comodo firewall: 1/20
My setup: 19/20
 

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Thanks @Evjl's Rain (y)
My setup: 19/20
Realtime KFA & Comodo Firewall. Google Chrome with extensions: AdGuard, Comodo Online Security, WDBP.
1 by Comodo, the rest by WDBP and KFA
As expected no beep from AdGuard, but strange results from Comodo this time!
EDIT: seems that Comodo has some problems:

View attachment 192902
I have no idea what's the problem is
in this test, I grabbed the links outside vxvault so I expect many extensions to fail because vxvault links are usually a few days old before being published

now we can see the real strength of these extensions
they are not so great against truly new links, especially comodo, norton, WD and ublock with all filters
it seems KFA and MB still shine
 
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test 19/07/2018
19 links NOT from vxvault, malc0de,
1 vxvault link (1 was dead during the test so I had to replace it by this) :(
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1w8zvi95vja9xv/test 19-7-18.txt?dl=1

chrome: 16/20
avira: 10/20
comodo: 2/20!
malwarebytes: 18/20
Norton: 0/20!
WDBP: 8/20
McAfee: 0/20 (expected)!
Panda: 0/20!
ublock (custom): 11/20
Edge: 18/20

ublock custom filters: All filters here + squidblacklist + AdZ ~2.8 millions, cosmetics don't count

Comodo firewall: 1/20
My setup: 19/20
Ever tried netcraft? cant run these since i dont have comodo firewall anymore..any other vm for testing links?
 

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I only think the only good extensions out there for dedicated Malware protection (non-adblocker) would be Malwarebytes Browser Extension, WDBP, Norton Web Safe (FF)/Norton Safe Search (Chrome/Opera) & Avira Browser Safety.

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Yeah very buggy on chrome, malwarebytes and ubo blocking every search its trying to do

For firefox it works smooth and is available on firefox extensions
not sure how it works but in chrome it changes my search engine as usual and cannot change it back until I remove it
the detection rate is rubbish also

not sure about the firefox one
 
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I only think the only good extensions out there for dedicated Malware protection (non-adblocker) would be Malwarebytes Browser Extension, WDBP, Norton Web Safe (FF)/Norton Safe Search (Chrome/Opera) & Avira Browser Safety.

~LDogg
Avira is pretty good on webfiltering, but should disable ad blocking if you already do have adblocker
 
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I have no idea what's the problem is
in this test, I grabbed the links outside vxvault so I expect many extensions to fail because vxvault links are usually a few days old before being published

now we can see the real strength of these extensions
they are not so great against truly new links, especially comodo, norton, WD and ublock with all filters
it seems KFA and MB still shine
KFA: 18/20
Netcraft: 0/20
 

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Avira is pretty good on webfiltering, but should disable ad blocking if you already do have adblocker
the only problem with avira is its resource usage
it constantly scans every single traffic of your browser + it can cause memory leak
malwarebytes also scan every traffic but it has no memory leak. High FP rate is the problem and it might break some websites

WDBP, norton, comodo only scan the link once after they load and then, never touch any traffic => extremely lightweight
 
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