Reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint of your internet browsing. Blocks useless content and optimizes what can be done.

low—web promo image
What is low—web?

low—web is a Firefox add-on by lowweb.tech. This add-on has 90 daily active users and a good user rating of 4.71. The latest version, 0.0.13, was updated 2 years ago.

Stats date:
Users: 90
Rating: 4.71 (7)
Version: 0.0.13 (Last updated: 2021-02-11)
Creation date: 2019-12-09
Weekly download count: NaN
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • tabs
  • webNavigation
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • <all_urls>
Size: 505.83K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Found a bug?

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
The extension aims to reduce our datas and limit the energy consumption of our Internet browsing. 

The Internet consumes about 8% of the electricity produced worldwide and emits 3 to 4% of total greenhouse gas emissions. Every request, every resource, every calculation, is small amounts of electricity consumed ... and we visit billions of pages, make billions of computer operations, load billions of terabytes... needing to run millions of servers, millions of antennas, millions of miles of fiber and especially devices like telephones always more powerful and ever more obsolete.

For example, when possible, video quality is set to low quality, autoplay and loop parameters are disabled.
If it's possible, quality of images is decreased or loading delayed and animated gif only plays when hovering them.
Some "superfluous" content can also be blocked like share and like button, avatar images or fonts.
An header 'save-data:on' is set to declare to websites that you want to reduce your data.

But do not forget, the reduction of Internet browsing must be done, but it will never have as much impact as the reduction of Internet manufacturing (and devices that connect to it). So keep your computers, phones as long as possible, repair them or do not buy them!
Risk impact

low—web 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 low—web 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

low—web 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.

Subscribe to the premium plan to see more risk analysis details
User reviews
View all user reviews