Direct Links

Direct Links

Skip past known redirection links and go directly to the target website. Dodge tracking and speed up browsing.

What is Direct Links?

Direct Links is a Firefox add-on by Firefox user 13910912. This add-on has 19 daily active users and a poor user rating of 2.50. The latest version, 1.0, was updated 5 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 19 ▲ 1
Rating: 2.50 (2)
Version: 1.0 (Last updated: 2018-03-30)
Creation date: 2018-03-30
Weekly download count: 1
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
  • storage
Size: 12.84K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Skip past known redirection links and go directly to the target website. Dodge tracking and speed up browsing.

Warning: many of the redirection services that are skipped by this extension are there to improve security and/or privacy by warning about malicious websites and changing the referrer header. Firefox has built-in mechanisms to help with both of these, but it may need further configuration.

Features include:
  • Configurable redirects: add rules for whatever cases you run into.
  • Shortcutting common DuckDuckGo bangs: avoid contacting DuckDuckGo just to be redirected to another search engine.
  • Default support for many common redirects, including ones used by 4chan, Disqus, Facebook, Google (including YouTube), Instagram, Reddit, Slack, Steam, and Tumblr.
  • Default support for avoiding the hosted AMP cache.
User reviews

can not get google to work
by charlie, 2019-04-19
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Risk impact

Direct Links requires a number of risky 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 Direct Links if you trust the publisher.

Risk impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Direct Links has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that a Firefox add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Firefox add-on reputation on Firefox Browser Add-ons, the amount of time the Firefox add-on has been around, and other signals about the Firefox add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing a Firefox add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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