3 Browser Extensions to Keep You Safe Online

Third-party browser extensions and plugins are the future of the web browser and there are a few I recommend you use to help keep you safe when you are browsing the internet on your computer and at times even on your smartphone and tablet.

AdBlock and AdBlock Plus

AdBlock is a content filtering and ad blocking extension for the Google Chrome, Apple Safari Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Android, and iOS web browsers. AdBlock allows users to prevent page elements, such as advertisements, from being displayed.

Being someone who owns his own website ads are a very important part of revenue and running an ad blocker can at times hurt sites revenue streams. For those legit sites you can turn the AdBlock off but many non-legit sites can sell ad space to shady advertisers and they can actually infect your computer with little things like trackers or even a virus this is where AdBlock comes into play and can protect your computer.


Ghostery is a privacy and security-related browser extension and mobile browser application available for Google Chrome, Apple Safari Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, Android, Firefox for Android and iOS web browsers.

Ghostery enables its users to detect and block JavaScript “tags” and “trackers” in many web pages, largely invisible to the user. These tags and trackers collect user’s browsing habits via HTTP cookies, as well as participating in more sophisticated forms of tracking. Ghostery blocks HTTP requests and redirects according to their source address when a tracker is blocked, any cookie that the tracker has placed is not accessible to anyone but the user and thus cannot be read.

uBlock Origin

uBlock Origin is a free and open-source, cross-platform browser extension for content-filtering, including ad-blocking. The extension is available for several browsers: Google Chrome, Apple Safari Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and Chromium.

uBlock Origin’s stated purpose is to give users the means to enforce their own content-filtering choices. As of 2018, uBlock Origin continues to be actively developed and maintained by founder and lead developer Raymond Hill.