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 very popular Edge add-on by Webroot Inc.. This add-on has 6,065,759 weekly active users, a poor user rating of 2.30, and is most similar to Bing Pages and Discount Calculator. The latest version, 2.1.22286.1, was updated 5 months ago.

Stats date:
Rating: 2.30 (70)
Version: 2.1.22286.1 (Last updated: 2022-10-17)
Creation date: 2021-10-27
Manifest version: 2
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • notifications
  • downloads
  • webRequest
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 487.33K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
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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. 

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. 
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 
Risk impact

Web Threat Shield requires a number of risky 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 impact measures the level of extra permissions an extension has access to. A low risk impact extension cannot do much harms, whereas a high risk impact extension can do a lot of damage like stealing your password, bypass your security settings, and access your personal data. High risk impact extensions are not necessarily malicious. However, if they do turn malicious, they can be very harmful.

Risk likelihood

Web Threat Shield has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

Risk likelihood measures the probability that an Edge add-on may turn malicious. This is determined by the publisher and the Edge add-on reputation on Edge Add-on Store, the amount of time the Edge add-on has been around, and other signals about the Edge add-on. Our algorithms are not perfect, and are subject to change as we discover new ways to detect malicious extensions. We recommend that you always exercise caution when installing an Edge add-on, especially ones with higher risk impact and/or higher risk likelihood.

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User reviews
Horrible, doesn't let me download a specific game I want. I can't remove it and this is horrible
by Hendel, 2023-03-16

-999 trillion stars web root sucks Littreal, I can't remove it i want to install mince craft and I can it's so dumb.
by Colton, 2023-02-23

Like the other reviewers I can't seem to get rid of it. Yet. Haven't given up hope. This is a component of Webroot antivirus, which until now I was happy with as a product. Now I'm being blocked from sites that Google Services wants to refer me to (even an AMAZON sponsor link!) just because Mama Webroot says no.
by John, 2022-12-18
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