Avira Browser Safety

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Overkill, Apr 14, 2014.

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  1. Overkill

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    Thanks! I stumbled upon this Chrome extension when seeking an alternative to WOT. I had a few issues with it though, so I am trialling now Webutation and TrafficLight extensions but I am uncertain yet which one to use regularly. Maybe TrafficLight seems to me slightly better.
     
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    Your welcome...I like trafficlight also, but this one may be just as good or better.
     
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    I conducted parallel testing of TrafficLight and Avira Browser Safety and my winner is TL because:
    1) Is lighter (browsing is visibly faster)
    2) Gives less FPs in search results and in websites rating, it can be due to the fact that
    TrafficLight doesn't block an entire website but only the potentially harmful elements
    3) Doesn't break pages and forced pop-ups
    4) Avira has terrible drop-down menu across the whole width of page that always drops when moving mouse over it. It's annoying.

    Only downside of TL is that it identifies Trackers but as far as I know it doesn't block them. Though it's not a big issue because I have Ad Muncher which does it well.
     
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    I tried this Avira extension last week, problem I had with it was it blocked the comment sections on some forums I post on like Dallasnews.com. TrafficLight doesn't block those comment sections.
     
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