Browsing Protection by F-Secure

Browsing Protection by F-Secure

Extension for protecting encrypted browsing with security products by F-Secure.

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What is Browsing Protection by F-Secure?

Browsing Protection by F-Secure is a browser add-on for Edge designed to enhance your online security. It provides HTTPS protocol support for F-Secure security products, enabling functionalities like Banking Protection, rating icons, and SafeSearch mode for search engines when HTTPS is in use. Further, it handles unwanted web content over HTTPS with a block page.

Stats date:
Rating: 2.70 (730)
Version: 5.1.27 (Last updated: 2023-09-18)
Creation date: 2022-04-21
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • nativeMessaging
  • webNavigation
  • declarativeNetRequest
  • storage
  • webRequest
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 555.16K
Risk impact: Very high risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Browsing Protection by F-Secure (beta)
Browsing Protection by F-Secure (beta) (v5.1.37)
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Not available on Firefox

Security products by F-Secure require this browser extension to be able to protect your web browsing, online banking and shopping, and to show you security information while you are browsing the internet.

Browsing Protection is an extension that provides HTTPS protocol support for the installed security products by F-Secure. The extension enables the Banking Protection functionality as well as rating icons and the SafeSearch mode for search engines when HTTPS is used. In addition, unwanted web content delivered using HTTPS can be handled with a block page.

To install the extension, select Get > Add extension. If the extension is already installed but disabled, select Turn on to enable it.

User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Edge Add-on Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Some reviewers appreciate the security that F-Secure provides
  • There is a mention of the add-on being already installed, indicating easy setup in some cases
  • Some see the positive side of the program blocking unwanted sites
  • An overwhelming number of users find it irritating that the add-on blocks websites and ads automatically without asking
  • Many complaints about struggling to install or activate the extension, finding the instructions confusing or incomplete
  • Several users report issues with the add-on blocking Bing or Google searches
  • Many mentions of F-secure interfering with online banking, being required to disable the extension to access certain sites
  • Users were annoyed by persistent notifications asking them to install the Edge extension, even if they had already done so or didn't use Edge
Most mentioned
  • Blocking websites and ads
  • Issues surrounding installation or operation of the add-on
  • Problems with online banking
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Risk impact

Browsing Protection by F-Secure is not very risky to use and it requires a lot of sensitive permissions. Avoid installing this add-on unless you absolutely trust this publisher.

Risk likelihood

Browsing Protection by F-Secure has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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