Searchonymous2

Searchonymous2

Search anonymously on Google while staying logged in on services such as Youtube, Gmail, etc.

What is Searchonymous2?

Searchonymous2 is a Firefox add-on by Perry Naseck. This add-on has 98 daily active users and a perfect 5.0 rating. The latest version, 2.0.0, was updated 6 years ago.

Stats
Stats date:
Users: 98 ▲ 3
Rating: 5.00 (7)
Version: 2.0.0 (Last updated: 2017-05-22)
Creation date: 2017-05-14
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: Yes
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • tabs
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://*.google.com/*
  • *://*.google.ac/*
  • *://*.google.ad/*
  • *://*.google.ae/*
  • *://*.google.com.af/*
  • *://*.google.com.ag/*
  • *://*.google.com.ai/*
  • See more
Size: 11.85K
Email: Click to see
URLs: Website
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge
Summary
Searchonymous2 helps to prevent your Google searches from tracking by Google or intelligence. When installed no tracking cookies are sent to Google while searching. You will stay logged in on other Google services such as Youtube or Gmail. It also removes privacy and cookie hints from the Google search page since those would pop up on every page visit otherwise.

This is a fork of the original Searchonymous by Merten Peetz (https://github.com/MorbZ/Searchonymous). I ported the Chrome version to a Firefox WebExtension.
Safety
Risk impact

Searchonymous2 requires a lot of risky permissions and is not safe to use. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this 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

Searchonymous2 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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