Web Threat Shield

Web Threat Shield

Keeps you safe when browsing the web by identifying and blocking dangerous websites.

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What is Web Threat Shield?

Web Threat Shield is a Firefox add-on designed to enhance internet safety. It offers top-notch defense against cybercrime by identifying and blocking unsafe websites before you click on them. The add-on automatically prevents malicious sites from installing malware or viruses on your device, making your browsing experience secure. It also offers real-time protection against phishing sites, so your personal details, such as passwords and credit card numbers, remain protected.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.43 (35)
Version: 2.1.23275.1 (Last updated: 2023-10-19)
Creation date: 2015-08-17
Weekly download count: 159
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • storage
  • notifications
  • downloads
  • webRequest
  • scripting
Host permissions:
  • *://*/*
Size: 540.34K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood

Other platforms

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2.30 (71) 6,550,535

The Internet can be a scary place. Wouldn’t it be great if you could tell which sites were dangerous before it was too late? Now you can with the Webroot® Web Threat Shield.

The Webroot Web Threat Shield offers top-of-the-line defense against cybercrime while browsing the internet. It warns about unsafe websites before you click, and automatically blocks bad ones trying to install viruses and malware on your computer. You’ll have peace-of-mind knowing personal information like passwords and credit card details are safe.

The Webroot Web Threat Shield also provides up-to-the-minute data about website reputations and real-time protection against phishing sites.

The Webroot Web Threat Shield is available as a feature of our award-winning internet security that protects PCs, Mac computers, and mobile devices. Copy and paste the link below into the address bar above to learn which type of security is right for you. [https://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/products/helpmechoose]

If you are already using a Webroot SecureAnywhere® Antivirus, Webroot SecureAnywhere® Internet Security Plus, or Webroot SecureAnywhere® Internet Security Complete, locate the keycode used to activate your subscription and click “GET” at the top of your screen. If you can’t find your keycode, copy and paste the link below in the address bar above and we’ll help you find it. [https://answers.webroot.com/Webroot/ukp.aspx?pid=12&app=vw&vw=1&login=1&solutionid=127] A keycode can be acquired at www.webroot.com.

By installing the Webroot Web Threat Shield Extension, you agree to the Webroot SecureAnywhere Solution Agreement available at [https://www.webroot.com/us/en/legal/service-terms-and-conditions].

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Runs on a different algorithm
  • Catches all suspicious processes
  • Uses little processor resources
  • Non-intrusive
  • Complex installation process
Most mentioned
  • Webroot
  • Security
  • Internet browsing
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Risk impact

Web Threat Shield 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 Web Threat Shield if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Web Threat Shield is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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