It is designed to provide you with a safe and fast browsing experience blocking malicious websites while filtering out unwanted content potentially giving you webpage load times up to 3x faster. Along with faster load times, it will also attempt to identify and block previously-unidentified those annoying fake tech support scams as well as killing pop-ups, browser hijackers and browser lockers.
Malwarebytes Browser Extension for Firefox will also protect you against clickbait links, in-browser cryptojackers (unwanted cryptocurrency miners), and will rid you of other malicious content keeping you safe in real-time.
It incorporates all the standard browser protection features, like ad blocking (of course you can allow them for MajorGeeks since we are your trusted download source), ad tracker blocking, and known malicious websites protections.
This extension is in BETA, so keep that in mind while utilizing the protections offered. And when used in conjunction with Malwarebytes you should pretty much have all your security bases covered.
Protection from tech support scammers: Blocks browser hijackers, and browser lockers, which are used by scammers to drive victims to call centers that use scare tactics to sell expensive technical support.
Faster web page load times: Popular websites download a lot of unwanted content in the background. By filtering out clickbait and ads, Malwarebytes Browser Extension for Firefox can speed up your webpage load time by up to 3x times, saving your sanity and bandwidth.
Prevents visits to malicious pages: Protects you from inadvertently visiting bad websites that host malware content, load bitcoin miners in the background, which slow down your computer, steal your identity (phishing), and a long list of other obnoxious behaviors that can make your online experience less than stellar.
Keeps your privacy private: Blocks third-party ad trackers that follow you around the Internet and target you with the same ads over and over again.
Malwarebytes Browser Guard for Firefox Features:
Malware protection: Blocks malicious programs or code that can damage your system.
Scam protection: Blocks online scams, including technical support scams, browser lockers, and phishing.
Advertising/tracker protection: Blocks third-party ads and third-party ad trackers that monitor your online activity. The number of blocked ads/trackers for a website will show beside the Malwarebytes logo in your browser.
Clickbait protection: Blocks content and websites that often display behavior of questionable value.
Potentially unwanted program (PUP) protection: Blocks the downloading of potentially unwanted programs, including toolbars and pop-ups.
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