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Malwarebytes Browser Extension for Firefox (beta)

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The Fastest and Safest Web browsing experience!

I am pleased to announce the Early Technical Preview of Malwarebytes for Firefox. This extension will protect our users from web annoyances such as Tech Support Scams, Ads, Trackers and Clickbait.

What is it?

Malwarebytes for Firefox provides a safer and faster web browsing experience by cleaning up unwanted content, resulting in up to 3x faster webpage load times while saving megabytes of bandwidth.

It is the world’s first innovative browser extension which heuristically identifies and blocks Tech Support Scams browser-lockers which scares users into calling fake tech support scammers, and, filters out fake news, clickbait, coin miners, and other malicious content.

Malwarebytes for Firefox also incorporates traditional protection functionalities such as blocking ads, trackers, and known malicious websites.

Benefits

  • Protection from Tech Support Scammers
    Blocks annoying pop-ups, browser hijacks and browser lockers which are abused by scammers to drive victims into call centers who use scare tactics to sell expensive technical support.

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  • Faster web page load times
    Popular websites download a lot of content in the background, unsuspecting to users. By filtering out clickbait, fake news feeds, ads, and trackers, Malwarebytes Proactive Browser Protection can speed up webpage load time by up to 3x times, saving bandwidth.
  • Prevents visits to malicious pages
    Protects users from inadvertently visiting malicious websites that host malware content, load bitcoin miners in the background which slow down your computer, phishing sites, and a plethora of other malicious content.

 

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Features

  • Tech Support Scam Popup Blocker. Proactively protects users from scammers by heuristically detecting and blocking browser lockers which force users to stay on the page with alert loops, popups, etc.
  • Clickbait/Fake news Blocker. Prevents downloading of the modern malvertising commonly known as clickbait. These links/URLs lure users into clicking news articles and ads that are deceptive and malicious in nature, some prevalent examples being “sponsored content” or the well-known “you might also like…”. Fake news blocking is purely based on the deceptive advertising behavior characteristic of clickbait, and is not based on the political views or content.
  • Ad/Tracker Blocker. Blocks loading of ads and tracker networks better than traditional ad blockers.
  • Malware Blocker. Prevents unsuspecting redirection or side-loading of malicious content such as malware, bitcoin miners which result in 100% CPU usage, phishing, and other malicious content.

 

How do I get it? 

Open this link in your Firefox browser: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/ 

Edited by rakeshsejwal

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