Best browser extensions
For online safety
Privacy Badger was developed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation to protect web surfers’ privacy and data rights. The browser add-on stops advertisers and other third-party trackers from snooping on your browsing habits. A sliding scale lets users decide how much to block; heavy blocking disables certain website functions.
uBlock Origin blocks tracking scripts, intrusive ads, videos that play automatically, and sites that host malware. Pages will load faster, too, without so much code being processed.
Avast Online Security displays website safety ratings in your Google or Bing search results. The extension also flashes a warning before an infected page loads.
Smart HTTPS automatically changes all HTTP protocols to HTTPS—the more secure, encrypted way of connecting to websites. Source: PopSci.com