A malicious website is a site that attempts to install malware (a general term for anything that will disrupt computer operation, gather your personal information or, in a worst-case scenario, gain total access to your machine) onto your device. This usually requires some action on your part, however, in the case of a drive-by download, the website will attempt to install software on your computer without asking for permission first.
"Safe Web" keeps your family members safe from malicious websites, while surfing the internet.
Websites for watching porn videos are not distributing malware themselves. They badly want users to return and keep using their websites. However, there’s something called malvertising, and this is the real issue. Malware is more commonly distributed through advertising networks. One inconsiderate click and you could end up downloading a virus, Trojan, worm, or whatever else is out there that can lock down your computer. On the other hand porn sites push users (especially kids) to sexting and adopting an unhealthy view toward sex in general.
Internet security software can’t always detect bad software from malicious websites and drive-by downloads. "Safe Web" extension is the first line of defence against malicious and porn websites, preventing you from getting them in the first place. "Safe Web" is a simple light-weight, but yet powerful Parental Control / Web Filter, that filters websites according to their category. It has all the features that can be found to other Anti-Porn / Anti-Malicious PRO applications. Unlike other similar extensions, "Safe Web" filters websites based on sophisticated algorithms, not just their text content (e.g. words: porn, sex, anal, e.t.c.), so it works on all websites even those written to Arabic and Chinese languages.
Password protected filtering options. Only administrator can disable extension or change its configuration.
Date and time that extension was last enabled, so you can find out if someone remove and reinstall the extension.
Quick Configuration Buttons
Easy choice of blocked categories, based on user age, at the press of a button.
32 website categories that can be filtered.
- Child Sexual Abuse (Arachnid)
- Child Sexual Abuse (IWF)
- German Youth Protection
- Academic Fraud
- Virus Propagation
- Crypto Mining
- Parked Domains
- Pornography & Sexuality
- Hate & Discrimination
- Alcohol & Tobacco
- Adult Sites
- Photo Sharing
- Torrents & P2P
- File Storage
- Movies & Video
- Music & Radio
- Social Networks
- Chats & Messengers
- Proxies & Anonymizers
- Search Engines
All websites inserted to whitelist are excluded from filtering.
All websites inserted to blacklist are always blocked.
An insane mode of security. Choice to forbid all websites except these aren't explicitly whitelisted.
Search Engine Restriction
Forces specific search engines (google, yahoo, bing, yandex, duckduckgo) functionality, in family safe mode. All other search engines are substituted by google.
Forces youtube.com functionality, in restricted mode.
Please choose the right version for your browser.
1st Time Setup
1. Open Chrome Extensions page from Chrome menu (Chrome menu->More tools->Extensions)
2. Find "Safe Web" extension and press "Details".
3. In extension's "Details" page, enable "Allow in incognito" choice.
4. Click "Safe Web" icon
5. Select "Configure"
6. Choose websites categories, extension will block
7. Choose Stealth Mode "On" to change extension's icon to a piece of puzzle icon
8. Choose Password Protection "Yes" and fill in your desirable password into "Password" field
9. Press "Save" button
10. Make sure to unpin extension from Chrome toolbar
1. Click the top right "Safe Web" icon
2. Select "Configure"
v2.0.0 (13 Mar. 2023)
- Changed: Migrated to Manifest V3.
- Changed: Major changes to source code. More light-weight.
- Added: Quick configuration buttons, to configure extension based on user age.
v1.2.7 (07 Apr. 2021)
- Fixed: Unnecessary permissions removed.
v1.2.6 (22 Mar. 2021)
- Fixed: Minor bug fixes.
- Changed: More aesthetic ui for configuration page.
- Added: "Force Youtube Restricted Mode" option to configuration page. Youtube restricted mode is now triggered from this option.
v1.2.5 (05 Mar. 2021 / Firefox only)
- Fixed: Bug that caused youtube restricted mode not to be triggered.
- Changed: Added background color to extension icon, so is visible on every firefox theme.
- Changed: Youtube restricted mode is now triggered when "Adult/Mature Content", "Nudity", "Violence/Hate/Racism", "Controlled Substances", "Mixed Content/Potentially Adult", "Sexual Expression" and "Marijuana" categories are choosen to be filtered.
v1.2.4 (24 Dec. 2020)
- Fixed: msn.com don't redirect to Google search engine.
- Microsoft Edge initial release.
v1.2.3 (20 Dec. 2020)
- Mozilla Firefox initial release.
v1.2.2 (13 Nov. 2020)
- Fixed: Ιnitialization of extension's icon, after update.
v1.2.1 (12 Nov. 2020)
- Fixed: Ιnitialization of "Stealth Mode" status, after update to "off". This bug caused configuration page to be unresponsive.
v1.2.0 (12 Nov. 2020)
- Added: "Stealth Mode" functionality.
- Added: Confirm exit from configuration page, when changes not saved.
- Changed: More aesthetic configuration page.
v1.1.0 (29 Oct. 2020)
- Added: "Restricted Mode" support for Youtube.com .
- Added: Choice to forbid all websites except these aren't explicitly whitelisted.
v1.0.7 (28 Mar. 2019)
- Security: SSL certificate deployment.
v1.0.6 (03 Feb. 2019)
- Fixed: Google maps redirect loop.
- Changed: Filter for loopback interface (localhost) removed.
v1.0.5 (28 Dec. 2018)
- Added: Message to rate extension is shown once.
- Changed: Filter for private IPs (e.g. 192.168.1.1) removed.
v1.0.4 (22 Dec. 2018)
- Fixed: Minor bugs.
v1.0.3 (13 Dec. 2018)
- Added: "Proxy Avoidance" site category.
v1.0.2 (10 Dec. 2018)
- Added: "Safe Mode" support for google, yahoo, bing, yandex and duckduckgo.
v1.0.1 (07 Dec. 2018)
- Initial release.
Terms & Conditions
Use "Safe Web" at your own risk, it comes with no warranty or guarantee, neither explicit or implicit towards functionality or usability. The author shall not be held liable for any damage or loss of data caused by its use. By downloading and installing "Safe Web", you agree to these terms.
Information Collection and Use
"Safe Web" does not collect personally identifiable information.
Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.
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