Google Chrome is the top web browser right now, which means, it makes a lot of sense for users to take advantage of the extensions available to manage their privacy and security. And since this is a Google-owned product, getting your privacy under control is even more paramount.
Today, we are going to talk about the Google Chrome extensions that make your life easier on the web where privacy and security are concerned. These extensions are not ad-blockers, but they will stop you from being tracked across the web and much more.
We suspect some readers would have known of some of the ones on our list, while others might be newly heard of. Whatever the case may be, just be sure to protect yourself on the web now that you know of the tools.
Best Chrome security extensions
If you want to secure Google Chrome from the dangers of the web but have no idea how we would like to suggest these wonderful extensions. You can also install them on Microsoft Edge.
- DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
- Privacy Cleaner
- Vanilla Cookie Manager
- HTTPS Everywhere
1] DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
DuckDuckGo is a search engine that takes privacy seriously, and if you do as well, then it’s time to go with DuckDuckGo.
Now, with the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension, users can block trackers and force the browser to connect to the HTTPS version of every webpage. Furthermore, it will switch Google Search from being the default to DuckDuckGo. Additionally, the tool will give privacy grades to every website. Just look at the top to determine the grade of the page.
Download DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials.
2] Privacy Cleaner
This particular extension is pretty impressive because it can tell what the websites you visit are up to. If the page you’re on is trying to collect your information, then Privacy Cleaner will deliver a real-time alert to what’s happening. Not only that, but it possesses the ability to keep track of your Twitter and Facebook accounts in a bid to find out which third-party trackers have access to your information.
Everything by Privacy Cleaner is done right around the clock, so you have nothing to worry about when this extension is installed on your Google Chrome web browser.
Download Privacy Cleaner.
Attackers tend to use shorten links to trick people into visiting websites they wouldn’t normally go to in the first place. You won’t see what the real URL looks like until the site has loaded, and that’s a problem. So, in order to get around this issue, we suggest installing Unshorten.link to set things right.
You see, with this tool, the user will be able to see the full URL of the shortened link before deciding whether to visit it or not.
4] Vanilla Cookie Manager
When browsing the web, there is no way to escape cookies because they are essential in everyday browsing. There are times, however, when cookies can be a problem, so by having Vanilla Cookie Manager installed, it will automatically remove unwanted cookies from Google Chrome.
Download Vanilla Cookie Manager.
5] HTTPS Everywhere
For the best security on the web, folks must-visit websites that are HTTPS compliant. To make sure you always visit the HTTPS version of every website on the web, you must first install HTTPS Everywhere instead of leaving the decision in your not-so capable hands.
Going down this road will minimize information leak as you travel around the web to all the fun websites you love to visit on the daily.
Download HTTPS Everywhere.
TIP: You can also use a Website URL Scanners & Link Checker addons for your browser. WOT is one we recommend highly.