What are the best Chrome extensions for security and safe browsing?

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    #1Avast Online Security

    Avast Online Security

    Avast Online Security is a browser extension created by anti-virus software provider Avast Software. It gives warnings when users visit sites with bad reputations and automatically opens up when users go to online stores or banks.  

    Software

    Chrome, Opera, Firefox

    Free

    Miguel Córdova
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "based on my experience since i've tried almost all the chrome extensions for security and safe browsing i think this one is so far the best yet. this scans every websites for malicious content and displays /warns u if they find one. "
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    #2HTTPS Everywhere

    HTTPS Everywhere

    Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS. The HTTPS Everywhere browser extension fixes these problems by rewriting all requests to these sites to HTTPS.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Jacqueline Lawson
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "I go to a lot of sites that are borderline malicious because of my work so using this tool is a necessity for me, and I will stake my name on this tool's effectiveness! "
  3. 8

    #3PureVPN

    PureVPN
    PureVPN is a virtual private network software for browsers created with ad-blocking capabilities, protection against trackers, shield against malware, and leak protection. It works on most platforms and browsers.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Anthony Wade
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "Been using PureVPN for more than two years already and this has been great to me and i never had any problems with this. Actually at this i only had it as a plug-in on Chrome but the downaside though is that it only encrypts my browser traffic and for a gamer like me this was able to encrypt my online activities. Now i have this isntalled on my PC to enjoy more of its features not just on my Chrome brwoser. "
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    #4Trustwave SecureBrowsing

    Trustwave SecureBrowsing

    SecureBrowsing is a free browser extension created by Trustwave. It offers real-time safety ratings of websites and works on Windows and Mac computers. 

    Software

    Chrome, Firefox, Safari

    Free

    Brian Nelson
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "Tried using Trustwave on all the browser I regularly use and it works wonderfully! I sued the tool for about two hours each and had no problems, and it even quickened up my browser for some reason."
  2. 6

    #5Zenmate VPN

    Zenmate VPN

    Zenmate VPN is a tool which lets you access content online in a secure and private way as well as protect your passwords and banking information safe. It can also bypass censorship when traveling or living abroad. It can also work as a browser extension.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome, Firefox, Opera

    Free- Varies by plan

    Patrick Gordon
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "Cannot say nothing bad about Zenmate mate, one of the finest vpns about and I have used a lot! If you are still looking for an extension i suggest you use this one. "
  3. 5

    #6Click&Clean

    Click&Clean

    Click&Clean is a free tool solution for erasing your browsing history and other tracks from your Personal Computer. Get it for Chrome Browser and clean your system with one simple click. 

    Software

    Chrome, Firefox

    Free

    Vihaan Pawar
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "I didn't know why I tried this with many better solutions offered but I think this one fit the bill that I was looking for. Now I use it on all my devices, and will probably recommend it to my twin brother too. "
  4. 3

    #7PanicButton

    PanicButton

    PanicButton is a Chrome, Safari, and Opera extension that allows you to hide all your browser tabs at once with one single button. Don't worry, you can restore them later.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Chrome, Firefox, Opera

    Free

    Laura Olivares
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "You won't hit the panic button with Panic Button! I was looking for the best one out there and a friend recommended this one to me and it workd really well!"
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    #8TunnelBear

    TunnelBear

    TunnelBear is a really simple VPN to browse the web privately & securely. It allows you to unblock websites around the world with applications for Mac, PC, iOS, Android, Opera, and Chrome.

    Software

    Web, Android, Mac, Windows, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Donald Franklin
    Written on June 14, 2018
    "I did nto really believe the hype on Tunnel Bear but safe to say I think that this one is an underrated tool! Best I've used in recent years."
  6. 1

    #9Ghostery

    Ghostery

    Ghostery is a private and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application developed by David Cancel. It aims to help users spot and block advertisements from a webpage.

    Apps

    Web, Chrome Browser Extension, Firefox Browser Extension, Opera Browser Extension, Android, iOS

    Free

    Nicholas Myers
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "i dunno about u but form e Ghostery is the most reliable chrome extension when it comes to privacy as it works to delete all kinds of trackers that could possibly be in a webpage you are visiting. It even allows me to choose a certain site that can be allowed to track my data. "
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    #10Privacy Badger

    Privacy Badger

    Privacy Badger is a free and open-source browser extension created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) in 2014 which aims to block advertisements and tracking cookies. Currently, it has more than one million users. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Joe Bryant
    Written on October 15, 2018
    "IMO Privacy Badger is a much better alternative to Ghostery. This doesnt really rely on someone else's lisy of trackers and cookies to block eh. And so far whenever i am browsing i don't get popup ads anymore. "

Summary

Best What are the best Chrome extensions for security and safe browsing
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Avast Online SecuritySoftware 12 Free
2HTTPS EverywhereOnline Tools 9 Free
3PureVPNSoftware 8 Free
4Trustwave SecureBrowsingSoftware 7 Free
5Zenmate VPNSoftware 6 Free
6Click&CleanSoftware 5 Free
7PanicButtonSoftware 3 Free
8TunnelBearSoftware 2 Free
9GhosteryApps 1 Free
10Privacy BadgerOnline Tools 1 Free
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