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 an Edge add-on designed to offer advanced online security. It protects users against cybercrime by identifying and blocking unsafe websites before the user clicks on them. It offers real-time protection against phishing sites, secures personal data like passwords and credit card details, and provides up-to-date information about website reputations. This add-on is a component of Webroot's award-winning internet security that shields PCs, Macs, and mobile devices. Users should use their keycode to activate the add-on.

Stats date:
Rating: 2.30 (71)
Version: 2.1.23136.1 (Last updated: 2023-05-22)
Creation date: 2021-10-27
Manifest version: 3
  • activeTab
  • storage
  • notifications
  • downloads
  • webRequest
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 514.04K
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate 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. https://www.webroot.com/us/en/home/products/helpmechoose

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. https://answers.webroot.com/Webroot/ukp.aspx?pid=12&app=vw&vw=1&login=1&solutionid=127 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 https://www.webroot.com/us/en/legal/service-terms-and-conditions.

User reviews
User reviews summary
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  • Blocks malicious sites
  • Does not impact browsing speed
  • Some users find it helpful
  • Difficult to remove
  • Interferes with accessing certain websites
  • Some users consider it malware
Most mentioned
  • Difficult to remove
  • Blocks malicious sites
  • Interferes with accessing certain websites
  • Considered malware by some users
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Risk impact

Web Threat Shield is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive 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 likelihood

Web Threat Shield is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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