Gandalf_The_Grey

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My Combo: Edge Dev + Bitdefender TrafficLight:
Bitdefender TraficLight: 12/20
SmartScreen: 12/20
Downloads blocked by Edge Dev: 8/20
So in total 20/20

TrafficLight blocked first and then SmartScreen blocked exactly the same links.

For 8 files I was asked where to save them, but the actual downloads were blocked by Edge Dev as being unsafe.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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I'm wondering if some the links that I thought were dead or blocked by edge://flags may have never completed connection because of µBO in medium mode? :emoji_thinking: Any thoughts?
I think so, because in my testing there were no dead links.

Still thinking about the 8 downloads Edge Dev warned about.
A partially fail or blocked enough, because I could ignore that warning and continue that download.
When there were blocks by TrafficLight or SmartScreen there was no file to download, so a full block.
 

permar4

Level 1
in my case with those links

Bitdefender 17 chrome 3

Malwarebyte 20

Emsisoft 8 chrome 4 the rest the VPN *

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a particular file was downloaded, blocked by chrome and then blocked by emsisoft late, the rest emsisoft blocked before downloading

I also do not know if by a conflict with my AV, when I download a particular file my browser crash.

Really surprised with malwarebytes, I do not like it because it is something heavier than the rest... but in these links (which with a larger batch can be totally different) malwarebytes not only block always first that the VPN (this has an anti-malware filter) but also that did not cause any crashing and gave perfect punctuation.

the tests were with windscribe vpn and using only one extension at a time and turning off the rest.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

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What EdgeDev warning? I thought you were talking about SS in original post. What is this? Google safe browsing?



I just got the blank page with no connection (error) info.
There were 3 kind of blocks.
TrafficLight block page
SmartScreen block page
Edge warning about that the downloaded file is not safe, with standard option to delete.

Some links were blank pages and after that the file was downloaded.
So for you those downloads were blocked.
EDIT: most links were http and probably blocked by not allowing non https downloads.
 
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silversurfer

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I'm wondering if some the links that I thought were dead or blocked by edge://flags may have never completed connection because of µBO in medium mode? :emoji_thinking: Any thoughts?
Suspicious EXE from http seems to be unavailable to download, in case you have enabled the flag:
Block unsafe downloads over insecure connections
 

Moonhorse

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I didn't specify in above post but yes, this is the enabled flag I was referring to. (y)
Block unsafe downloads over insecure connection = download should not even start

Only time it has blocked exe. for me is case where file werent signed at all

Google chrome also had the ;//flag to request advanced scan from safe browsing, wich i dont know if improves the security at all
 

oldschool

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I know these links are a couple days old but I tested with Windows Defender active in both ChromEdge and Brave, both browsers with BD Trafficlight. This was not a precise test but I got a fair impression of overall performance.

Edge:

17/20 blocked by both BD and/or Smartscreen
3 dead links?edge://flag "Block unsafe downloads over insecure ... " with blank pages

Brave:

16/20

13 - BD
3 - Smartscreen
2 - Windows Defender
1 - Error page
1 - dead/missed?

My average user impression is that Windows Defender Network Security is not reliable in Brave, and probably other Chromium browsers.. My advice is to use a browser extension(s) of your choice in Brave if you use Windows Defender. Probably a good idea to use one in Edge as well.
 

Burrito

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My average user impression is that Windows Defender Network Security is not reliable in Brave, and probably other Chromium browsers.. My advice is to use a browser extension(s) of your choice in Brave if you use Windows Defender. Probably a good idea to use one in Edge as well.
Ah.... good test, good recommendations.

Just another element of good information to assist us all in making decisions.

Thanks oldschool.


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Moonhorse

Level 26
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Content Creator
I know these links are a couple days old but I tested with Windows Defender active in both ChromEdge and Brave, both browsers with BD Trafficlight. This was not a precise test but I got a fair impression of overall performance.

Edge:

17/20 blocked by both BD and/or Smartscreen
3 dead links?edge://flag "Block unsafe downloads over insecure ... " with blank pages

Brave:

16/20

13 - BD
3 - Smartscreen
2 - Windows Defender
1 - Error page
1 - dead/missed?

My average user impression is that Windows Defender Network Security is not reliable in Brave, and probably other Chromium browsers.. My advice is to use a browser extension(s) of your choice in Brave if you use Windows Defender. Probably a good idea to use one in Edge as well.
By the way urlhaus has the online malware site block lists, wich is easy to pick urls for testing from
 

JB007

Level 16
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bitdefender traffic light is very good highly recommended :p
just did a new test to see how the extensions are developing, 20 links from urlhaus

chrome 16/20
Avira 10/20
emsisoft 9/20 but 1 downloaded
malwarebytes 13/20
norton 6/20
BD trafficlight (BDTL) 12/20
WDBP 16/20 but some downloaded

late test:
adguard chrome extension (malware protection: on, default settings): 1/20

Chrome+WDBP 18/20
chrome+WDBP+BDTL 20/20 => my recommended combo worked perfectly
I had been running emsisoft extension for several months and it hadn't blocked anything, not a single link
I just switched to BDTL for 2 weeks, it has been blocking a few links => goodbye emsisoft
WDBP has been working great

something can be good in theory but in reality and in some specific countries, others are better. BD has much larger user database than emsisoft in my country which can explain why it's better
Hello @songoku316 and @Evjl's Rain
It seems that Traffic Light works great but is it as good as Bitdefender Search Advisor which is integrated with Bitdefender Total Security ?