As much fun it is, Internet is also a place of severe security threats. There are millions of sites that are waiting to infect us with malware or steal our data. While Chrome has an in-built safe browsing feature which will block sites suspected of distributing malware or attempting phishing attacks, it is always better to have an additional option.
So we are sharing three such Chrome extensions which will analyse the sites that you are visiting and will warn you, if it finds a threat.
- WOT (Web Of Trust).
The WOT add-on is a crowd-sourced safe surfing tool for your browser. Traffic-light rating symbols show which websites Internet surfers trust for safe surfing, shopping and searching on the web. 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.
- McAfee Site Advisor
This is the Chrome extension that uses the database of McAfee site advisor. If it finds a threat, it will redirect to the SiteAdvisor page which will show a complete description of the threat.
- Norton Safe Web
This extension uses the database from Norton Safe Web to get a rating. Note that it is not an extension from Symantec.
Do let us know if you use any of these or any other similar security extension for Chrome.