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Hi. I run MBAM Premium on my computers and chrome is my main browser. I have all real-time shields enabled, which includes website protection. I have seen people on Wilders talk about the Malwarebytes Browser Protection extension for chrome, but I'm not clear if this is just providing the website protection component for free users that MBAM Premium users already have, or if it does other clever things that MBAM Premium doesn't.  I saw someone asked the same question in the support section of the extension on the Chrome webstore, but they did not receive a reply. Hence my posting here where hopefully a developer can clarify. Thanks.

Basically just wanting to know what/if any benefit having the extension has if you already run the premium version of MBAM.

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There are benefits to both, so running the two together is ideal.  For Web Protection it is mainly the fact that it protects all connections/programs as well as the entire system by blocking connections to/from the blacklisted sites in the databases used by Malwarebytes at the network stack level, beyond just the browser (good for stopping hackers and remote scanners as well as attempts to infiltrate a system via any means other than your web browser).

For the extension, one of the benefits is that it actually speeds up block events because it reacts more quickly than blocks coming from Malwarebytes so this can make navigating the web faster when sites are blocked.  Additionally, the extension blocks many ads, clickbait sites, as well as many tracking servers; items Web Protection in Malwarebytes currently does not target/block (unless they are directly malicious/contain malware etc.).  The extension also includes behavioral detection for tech support scam sites and several other web based threat types that require no block lists/signatures to use meaning it's more effective against those types, being capable of blocking sites not yet known by the Malwarebytes Research team/not contained in the block lists/databases of Malwarebytes yet (very useful considering how frequently new tech support scam sites show up and how frequently they change URLs/domains/servers to attempt to avoid being blocked by more static block lists).

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Thanks exile, that explains the differences perfectly. I already run ublock orig (a chrome extension) which includes some malware domains, and also tracking protection and ads. I'm not sure about clickbaits though... I think the main benefit for me would be the behavioural detection offered by the extension. Would you think there'd be any problems running ublock orig and the malwarebytes extension together? 

Oooh and just noticing your signature I see there's one for FF too. Cool, I use both Chrome and FF pretty evenly these days. I also run ublock orig on FF too. (Not sure why my signature isn't showing up anymore....) < ignore, signature showed up in my above post after I'd submitted this one.

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You should be fine.  I use it with a wide array of such plugins/extensions in SRWare Iron (based on Chromium).  I don't use uBlock Origin, but I do use Adblock Plus, Disconnect, Ghostery, HTTPS Everywhere, Easy WebRTC Block as well as a MASSIVE HOSTS file containing well over 1 million entries and it works perfectly fine.  I also use Simple DNSCrypt on my system with it along with the protection from the Immunize function in Spybot S&D and Spywareblaster (useful since I also use IE11 for a lot of my browsing).

Yes, it's also available for Firefox.  I was told they're working on versions for MS Edge as well as Apple Safari, but those versions aren't available yet.  I'd like to see a build for IE but I highly doubt it given how different developing ActiveX is from the other platforms.

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