Evjl's Rain

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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 ?
trafficlight has search advisor
I think it's as good as BD total security
however, trafficlight may not have advanced web heuristic engine as BDTS so the blocking is less effective
 

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Thanks for the information, just wondering why would they do that? They are migrating to Edge Chromium and on Chrome store Netcraft is already available? M$ dropped their mobile OS, why would they invest in adding new extensions on old platform? Something is strange or Microsoft is up to something. Anyone more info on this?
 

goodjohnjr

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Hello,

Can someone name all the security browser extensions that can also scan downloads?

Also can someone name all the security browser extensions (other than Emsisoft Browser Security and Windows Defender Browser Protection that I believe already do this) that uses hashs of URLs instead of full URLs when sending them to be checked by their blacklists et cetera?

Thank you,
-John Jr
 

Evjl's Rain

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Can someone name all the security browser extensions that can also scan downloads?
all extensions I test can block downloads: bitdefender, WDBP, comodo, emsisoft, avira, malwarebytes, norton,...
also browsers built-in protection: chrome, edge

Note that, sometimes, WDBP warns about the mailicious file but fails to block them. It's a known bug => if you see a block message, do not execute the downloaded file

about hash checking, I have no idea, I need to find more information
 

goodjohnjr

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all extensions I test can block downloads: bitdefender, WDBP, comodo, emsisoft, avira, malwarebytes, norton,...
also browsers built-in protection: chrome, edge

Note that, sometimes, WDBP warns about the mailicious file but fails to block them. It's a known bug => if you see a block message, do not execute the downloaded file

about hash checking, I have no idea, I need to find more information
Hello Evjl's Rain,

I feel dumb now, thank you for answering that.

On Firefox I was looking at the permissions for Avira Browser Safety, Malwarebytes Browser Extension, Bitdefender TrafficLight, and Emsisoft Browser Security; and only Malwarebytes had this permission: "Download files and read and modify the browser’s download history", and so I thought that it was the only one that could scan downloads but I guess that this permission would allow them to do this: "Access your data for all websites"?

I still have not decided which of these extensions I like the best because they all have their cons and pros that has kept me from choosing one or more, I just keep following this thread, and sometimes trying them again.

Thank you for responding,
-John Jr
 

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I still have not decided which of these extensions I like the best because they all have their cons and pros that has kept me from choosing one or more, I just keep following this thread, and sometimes trying them again.
I prefer using bitdefender and microsoft because they are proven to be effective (not necessarily the best but above there) and most importantly they are very light (WDBP is one of the lightest, BD is heavier)

emsisoft is lighter than BD but ineffective so I must drop it

avira and malwarebytes are noticeably heavier than the others so I don't want them
 
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goodjohnjr

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I prefer using bitdefender and microsoft because they are proven to be effective (not necessarily the best but above there) and most importantly they are very light (WDBP is one of the lightest, BD is heavier)

emsisoft is lighter than BD but ineffective so I must drop it

avira and malwarebytes are noticeably heavier than the others so I don't want them
Hello Evjl's Rain,

They are definitely lighter and have improved as you have done these tests.

I am disappointed that Emsisoft Browser Security has not been improving and has not even been updated in a while, and I hope that this trend improves before it becomes like the Comodo extension(s).

I remember the Avira extension being the heaviest in RAM usage at least back when I tried it last year, it and the Malwarebytes extension have a lot of potential, but they do need to improve in that area. (Avira would probably benefit from using Ublock Origin's codebase for adblocking, and so would Malwarebytes which has the worst adblocking of the two)

Malwarebytes has several bugs that still have not been fixed, Emsisoft still has a bug, Bitdefender has several bugs, et cetera; and so I hope that each of them will fix those eventually.

Thank you for responding,
-John Jr
 

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with adguard desktop is BD traffic light, WDBP, Emsisoft or Netcraft needed? :giggle:

thanks in advance.

I doubt it because the desktop version provides more comprehensive protection than the extension, but my view is based on reading rather than experience with the product. Here is one example: Extension vs. Windows app

And here’s another reference: How malware protection works | AdGuard Knowledgebase

Based on my reading you’re good to go with desktop AdGuard only. I may have to try the Beta version if they still offer it for free. (y) :D