Internet is a the most active medium through which many malicious attacks are done for identity theft, data theft, spreading malicious code corrupting files and causing the end user spend a lot of time recovering and fixing the infected machine.Anti-Virus is a must which act as the first line of defense against such attacks but most home users and casual users prefer free antivirus and anti-spyware tools which might not be as effective as the professional ones have.Even these professional tools don’t guarantee against complete protection.Its always be prepared than worry later when it comes to protecting your system and having a layer of protection in all the possible way.Internet Browsers are the main route through which most attacks take place and this is because of the flaws in the browsers.
Trafficlight is a browser protection addon which adds a layer of protection into the browser which checks for the integrity of the site your opening even before a connection is made to the server and stops the connection if it finds that the website has been marked as suspicious.The check for integrity is done using BitDefender Cloud services to flag malware and phishing attempts.It not only tracks urls on the web but also checks links in popular social network platforms and blocks them if they are suspect.
TrafficLight acts as :
- Search results scanner
- Antivirus web filter
- Social network links scanner
The addon after installation places a unintrusive floating button below the address bar which on clicking shows the recommendation for the site and also an option for changing the settings and disabling any security features that the plugin offers.The plugin also comes with an ad-blocker option which is still under development and is not available in the current beta version.The URL can also be shortened using BitDefender’s URL Shortening service – Saf.li which checks URL’s for virus and phishing attacks.
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This browser addon is no substitute to a full antispyware but acts a second layer of protection for the browser.
TrafficLight is compatible with Windows OS and the following Internet Browsers – Internet Explorer 7+, Opera, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari.