Top 5 Security Extensions for Google Chrome

Google Chrome has proven to be a powerful and incredibly fast multi-processed browser that is as extensible as Firefox. Here we shall discuss the top 5 add-ons for Chrome for a safer and virus-free browsing.


1. Ghostery

It’s the best privacy protecting program in the internet.It allows you to track and block all the invisible web trackers that track your movements across the web. After showing you who operates behind the scenes, Ghostery also gives you the opportunity to learn more about each company it identifies, including links to their privacy policy and opt-out options. Ghostery allows you to block scripts from companies that you don’t trust and even block images and iframes. Ghostery is an incredibly popular Firefox extension and they have recently launched the Chrome version of it.

2.Personal Blocklist (by Google)

This extension blocks selected sites from Google Search, thereby removing spam sites from search results. It is really helpful to remove irritating sites that serve no content and host Adware. The extension transmits the sites you choose to block to Google. Google however assures that the information is completely anonymous and it will be only used to better it’s services. It is a great add-on nevertheless.

3.Click & Clean

It’s an great extension that allows you to protect your financial and social applications easily.It is an one click Privacy booster that removes common annoyances.

Main features:

  • Scan your PC for Malware
  • Delete your browsing history
  • Remove download history
  • Erase temporary files
  • Clear cookies and Empty cache
  • Delete client-side Web SQL Databases
  • Remove Flash Cookies (LSOs)
  • Protect your privacy by cleaning up all traces of your internet activity


4.Hide My Ass Web Proxy

Hide My Ass is an incredibly is an popular web proxy that redirects your webpage through an anonymous server of Hide My Ass! It has an one click proxy. Whilst already browsing a website, click the extension icon to browse the website anonymously. Alternatively click the icon on a new tab to be shown a web proxy form and specify a website to proxify. It also has advanced features like URL obfuscation & SSL encryption.

5.Web of Trust

WOT ratings are powered by a global community of millions of trustworthy users who have rated millions of websites based on their experiences. The WOT add-on shows reputation ratings next to search results when you use Google, Yahoo!, Bing, and many other search engines. Links in social sites like Facebook and Twitter, along with shortened URLs are covered too. Your online email account – Google Mail, Yahoo! Mail and Hotmail is also protected.Recently WOT had an pact with Facebook to remove spammy sites.

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