Best Open Source Web Browser Security Apps

  • Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:10 by aatif

Best Open Source Web Browser Security Apps



AdBlock is an open-source content-filtering ad blocking extension for browsers. A number of browsers have supported by this extension like Google Chrome, Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox, and Opera web browsers. It is not just an ad block extension, it can also be used for blocking web tracking bugs and malicious domains. It is a very comprehensive app for blocking domains that are host malware and spyware. It is a free application you can download and prevent your page from displaying advertisements. This extension was created on December 8, 2009, and approximately 40,000,000 users have been used this app. It is very easy to use the app e,g just click Add to Chrome icon and then visit your specific website and see ads disappear on websites.



Webutation is an open-source application that is used to tell about which website is safe and you can trust it. This application shows you the reputation of specific sites which you are browsing. It shows the reputation by the indication of green, yellow and red icons. It also provides the facility to their user to perform scanning activities against bad user feedback and virus. As we know Webutation is an open-source product and community members collect data on websites to develop a reputation profile. Webutation also gathers information from some other applications like Webutation, Google Safebrowsing, malware blacklists, etc.


HTTPS Everywhere

HTTPS Everywhere is a free and open-source security application. This application is used to secure your web surfing.HTTPS Everywhere is to make sure that you cannot connect a website with HTTP in the presence of HTTPS.HTTPS is a protocol that is used to encrypting web and email connections. HTTPS-based connection is encrypted with secure sockets layers. An HTTPS browser extension is available for Google Chrome, Firefox, and Opera web browsers. During installation, if you select the SSL Observatory option it provides you additional protection features and protects against bogus SSL certificate attacks.



The disconnect is also an open-source anti-track and anti cookie application. It provides a very powerful mechanism to escape from tracking cookies. This application supported a number of browser like Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari offers special iOS and Android versions. This application provides a real-time view of tracking requests send by websites and you have the option to allow them or not. Disconnect also provides the features of protection from wireless transmission like Wifi, 3G, 4G and also protects from malvertising, wiretapping, and widget packing. By using Disconnect you can safely search any website.


Privacy Badger

Privacy Badger is an open-source browser add on it block advertiser. It also used to safe from third party tracker which hidden tracking your web surfing. It automatically blocks the advertiser which tracking you without your permission. Privacy Badger supported Chrome and Firefox web browsers. This application does not depend on the filter list. Filter list control and maintained by humans. Privacy Badger is a very easy-to-use application just click on the icon, it shows you the blocked web site which you are visited. It shows the reputation of a website by the indication of green, yellow and red icons.