Google Browse by Name search engine

Google Browse by Name search engine

Adds a search engine that searches Google using its Browse by Name feature

What is Google Browse by Name search engine?

Google Browse by Name search engine is a Firefox add-on by Matt. This add-on has 106 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 1.1, was updated 5 years ago.

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By: Matt
Users: 106 ▼ -2
Rating: 5.00 (5)
Version: 1.1 (Last updated: 2017-10-23)
Creation date: 2017-10-18
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
Overrides search engine: Yes
Size: 4.85K
Risk impact: Low risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Not available on Edge
This add-on adds a search engine to the browser that sends the search term to Google, making use of its Browse by Name feature. This is a cross between "I'm feeling lucky", and a normal search. Using Browse by Name, the searcher is only redirected to the first result if there is a very high probability of it being the "correct" result.

The url loaded is of the form{searchTerms}.

It also adds a keyword "bbn", so you can type "bbn wikipedia" and get sent to wikipedia immediately.
Risk impact

Google Browse by Name search engine requires very minimum permissions and is relatively safe to use.

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

Google Browse by Name search engine 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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