DataShield Media Blocker

DataShield Media Blocker

Prevents download of third party media files (Video,Images,CSS,JS,Fonts) reducing data usage and increasing load times.

DataShield Media Blocker
What is DataShield Media Blocker?
DataShield Media Blocker is a Firefox add-on that prevents the download of third party media files such as video, images, CSS, JS, and fonts. It reduces data usage and increases load times for users with limited data plans or on-the-go internet access.
Stats
By: 3vcloud
Users: 13 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.90 (10)
Version: 1.5.2resigned1 (Last updated: 2024-04-25)
Creation date: 2018-01-27
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: Yes
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • storage
  • contentSettings
  • activeTab
  • <all_urls>
Size: 102.95K
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Summary

If your home internet package includes a monthly data limit or you use 3G/4G internet on-the-go or at work, data usage is always an issue. Often avoiding watching large videos online helps to solve the problem, but much of the time when you browse the internet, the pages you visit will have visual and audio content that are automatically downloaded and shown to you, even if you don't want to see them.

This app is primarily for those users who want to keep their data footprint small when they browse the web, with the option of turning off images, video, or other multi-media features that your browser will go ahead and grab without your consent.

Just install and click the button at the top of your web browser to let it know what you don't want to download.

User reviews
by geeknik, 2024-06-23

by geeknik, 2024-06-23

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Safety
Risk impact

DataShield Media Blocker is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install DataShield Media Blocker if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

DataShield Media Blocker is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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