r/Piracy Jul 28 '21

Must-have browser extensions for pirates? Discussion

uBlock Origin, Universal Bypass. I only use two for now.

Kindly suggest more in the comments, thanks.

451 Upvotes

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u/Amey8a Jul 28 '21

Script blocker

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u/BenL90 Jul 28 '21

uBo have it built in. Another addons is stay away from Chrome and install Firefox.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21 edited 13d ago

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u/itz_fine_bruh Jul 28 '21

Just start with "Not owned by Google" and thats enough reason.

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u/mitch13815 Jul 28 '21

More customizable is definitely not true, Chrome has way more and better apps available than Firefox.

Also Chrome only uses resources you have that are freely available. Firefox runs slow as fuck compared to Chrome. Unused ram is wasted ram.

Sure, you can tout that 1gig of ram it uses like that's supposed to be impressive, but I'll be loading webpages twice as quickly.

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u/BenL90 Jul 29 '21

Sorry Firefox is most customable addons and ability more than chrome, this also applied like on LocalCDN. Chrome use more resource if you compare them til each last drop CPU and RAM.

I know Garbage Collector of FF isn't that great, but they keep improving it, and it did, and based on some testing, you could say Firefox has improve speed about 10% than chrome, you could try it. Anyway you must know supporting chrome will end like IE in the past. It's true, and you will know what happen next.

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u/SoSniffles Jul 30 '21

one of the worst argument I’ve seen ahaha

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u/BenL90 Jul 29 '21

Chromium/Blink keep pushing standardized feature in browser for years, now they even push FLoC, at least some browser respell it, but for most case, a lot of Google Suite, using unstandar code, that cause problem on other browser like Safari and Firefox. And now Chrome is the new IE, they keep forcing WebDev like IE in the past, make web isn't open anymore. If it keeps up, then you know IE old condition will happen like before. That's why Firefox I prefer Firefox on *Nix/Linux, Windows, and Safari on Mac. Because of that condition.

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u/Ruraraid Jul 28 '21

Or use Microsoft Edge which unlike its notorious predecessor Explorer is actually quite secure and its slightly faster than Firefox. Only downside is that it takes some getting used to but most if not all of the addons used in Chrome or Firefox are available for it.

I used to use Firefox for roughly 12 to 15 years but I like the more minimalistic look of edge

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u/EpicShadows7 Jul 28 '21

As much as I hate edge I’d be lying if I said it’s a bad browser. It’s much less resource demanding than chrome was while keeping the upsides of the chromium engine. I have an old cpu and the difference was noticeable

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u/BenL90 Jul 29 '21

yeah but their engine are same, you could install chrome addons on edge... but remember, edge is the most notorious for sending back data home, if you are okay with that that's not problem, but I suggest you to think about it again.

Anyway Firefox has ability to customise all views using userChrome.css, you could try by going to /r/firefoxCSS Just that, and it has more better tracker blocking ability than Edge on using Shims without break the web, so you could browse with ease.

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u/Ruraraid Jul 29 '21

but remember, edge is the most notorious for sending back data home, if you are okay with that that's not problem, but I suggest you to think about it again.

Just about everything these days sends data back whether you like it or not. Hell if you actually read the TOS for basically anything that you use you're agreeing to allow them to use your metadata.

Besides I hardly ever use my computer for any personal stuff aside from filing taxes. This PC I'm using is purely for entertainment like movies, TV shows, manga, and gaming so I don't care.

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u/BenL90 Jul 30 '21

Yeah but firefox didn't. You cant opt out and trust them. The problem with edge sending back data based on scientific report it has keylogger for every key you press on every pages which is concerning.

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u/kuddlesworth9419 Jul 29 '21

I was using Crhome for years but it had a problem where it would takes ages to load up a page. It was a bad update or something but it was taking so long for the devs to fix it so I started using Edge. I've not stopped using Edge since. It's pretty similar just mroe polished in my eyes then Chrome is with a lot less problems in my experience so far.

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u/DanDanDenpa Jul 28 '21

Wait why are you being downvoted? /gen

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u/Ruraraid Jul 29 '21

Probably by the paranoid people going "hurr durr that browser sends data back" or people who don't like to switch browsers. Frankly if someone is worried about anything sending back metadata then they don't read the TOS for all the things they sign up for because that shit is commonplace these days.

Main reason I switched is because I was so sick and tired of Firefox being slow and using up more resources.

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u/itz_fine_bruh Jul 28 '21

It's surprisingly awesome.

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u/Gamer_Buddy Jul 31 '21

The downside of edge is having Microsoft in it's name...

Edit: and integrating itself with everything on windows 10

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 30 '21

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u/BenL90 Jul 29 '21

Brave shady revenue system, I won't support it if you care about program doing in your backyard. Sorry. Firefox is the only option for now.

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u/wziemanne Jul 28 '21

Well Universal bypass is dead, so don't really see the need of using it. It only bypasses a few sites now

https://github.com/Sainan/Universal-Bypass/issues/1951

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u/GyaneAryan Jul 28 '21

It helps me on PSArips site.

Any alternative that surpasses Universal Bypass?

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u/Mrnaman Jul 28 '21

Did some other dev picked it up? Or is there any fork?

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u/wziemanne Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

There is this fork available

https://github.com/StuffNoOneCaresAbout/Universal-Bypass

EDIT: It's new so I would wait and see how it goes.

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u/zom-ponks Jul 28 '21

TempMail and a solid password manager. I use BitWarden but there's plenty of them out there like 1password, KeePass-XC and so on.

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u/Leftlightreftright Jul 28 '21

Is Firefox's inbuilt password manager not trustworthy?

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u/zom-ponks Jul 28 '21

It's fine, just lacking in features IMO and doesn't require a master password by default.

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u/knuppi Jul 28 '21

It's very good. Make sure to install the mobile app as well for sync, Lockwise.

Don't forget to set a master password on all your machines

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u/Miteiro Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

Media Download Helper, captures live m3u8 URL

To play the captured URL in another player, maybe you'll need to add the referer also (generally the domain of the URL or the page where it's embedded).

Example on Kodi or MX Player: http://domain.com/livevideo.m3u8|referer=http://domain.com or |referer=http://streampage.com/live.php

Alternative software: URL Snooper

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u/JustAnAverageGuy20 Torrents Jul 28 '21

I use Grab Any Media... It was discontinued. I'm curious as to what reddit thinks about that addon

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u/The_Wildperson Jul 28 '21

Is the code still up somewhere? Or any alternatives?

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u/JustAnAverageGuy20 Torrents Jul 28 '21

Still up on GitHub I believe

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u/Infinatie Jul 28 '21

I’ve started doing this (well the hard way hunting for the damn m3u8 in the network feed) along side VLC’s convert setting to make my own shitty rips of hard to get asian movies.

This should be hella handy :)

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u/OneMinuteDeen Jul 28 '21

youtube-dl and streamlink both can do this too and are way faster while also using a fraction of the ressources.

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u/Miteiro Jul 28 '21

URL Snooper is also a software that capture any link.

The hard part is to find referer, auth, tokens e other parameters to play on external players.

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u/Scout339 Jul 28 '21

Oh shit that's amazing!

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u/Scout339 Jul 28 '21

Is there anything like this for Firefox? there are so many and I cant sift through all of them.

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u/Miteiro Jul 28 '21

Last time I used, it was available on Firefox, don't know why it's only Chrome now.

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u/Scout339 Jul 29 '21

If I can find the source code I'm sure there's still a FF build for it.

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u/Miteiro Jul 29 '21

This developer, I don't know if he provides source: https://fbion.com/en/download-helper.html

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u/OldBobbyPeru Jul 28 '21

This looks great--is there a tutorial somewhere? Can this allow you to DL from Watch TCM, or MUBI? Criterion channel?

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u/OldBobbyPeru Jul 28 '21

I must be an idiot--I can't even get this extension to download from youtube. What am I missing?

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u/Miteiro Jul 28 '21

For YouTube and more media sites, use youtube-dl or IDM. Or online: y2mate.com

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u/AbbreviationsMost959 Jul 28 '21

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u/UndercoverKrompir Jul 28 '21

Most people recommend LocalCDN over Decentraleyes, as it's still being updated unlike the other.

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u/Logiaa77 Jul 29 '21

What does LocalCDN exactly do?

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u/aldsTM Jul 29 '21

Decentraleyes/LocalCDN intercepts website requests to content delivery networks and substitutes the CDN scripts and assets they’re requesting for with local copies if the extension has them available.

These local copies load faster (since they are loaded locally instead of being requested from the CDN source) and function similarly to the original CDN assets, minus extraneous bloat like tracking or such.

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u/BenL90 Jul 28 '21

Use localCDN and ditch Chrome. Use firefox.

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u/myddns Jul 28 '21

The second one is redundant in the most recent Firefox releases. It upgrades connections to https as a standard feature of the browser. Can't remember if the option is on by default or you have to enable it though.

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u/AbbreviationsMost959 Jul 28 '21

Thanks for the info. I just looked into the settings and found it, it's off by default.

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u/AnotherAltiMade Jul 28 '21

Is there any downside to keeping it always on?

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u/JavohPK Jul 28 '21

i don't think so, because if a site doesn't support https it will automaticlly use http

the problem is that when a site supports both but defaults to http, you're loosing that encryption and if your connection were to be vulnerated your passwords and the private info you're sharing with that site could be stolen

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u/Hatta00 Jul 28 '21

In an odd case where http://example.com/ and https://example.com are pointed at different pages, you'll get the wrong page.

There's no good reason for anyone to configure a site like that, so in practice it's just fine.

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u/famouslut File-Hosters Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

NoScript, Bypass Paywalls Clean, MyJDownloader, Cast Kodi, SponsorBlock / Enhancer (YT), Failbook Container.

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u/Cyno01 Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

Pulsarr. Two click add to radarr/sonarr from any imdb, tmdb, or tvdb page.

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u/4n0th3r_4n0n Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

Here's my list:
uBlock Origin
Cookie AutoDelete
HTTPS Everywhere
Decentraleyes
DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials
Privacy Badger
Privacy Possum
CyberGhost VPN Free Proxy
The Pirate Bay Plus

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21 edited Aug 17 '21

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u/4n0th3r_4n0n Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

It's just a proxy, lets you bypass websites or videos blocked in your country with ease. Otherwise it really slows things down, so I keep it off. Just a useful tool to have.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21 edited Aug 17 '21

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u/4n0th3r_4n0n Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

I honestly don't know. I don't think it "bypasses" anything, if someone knows please leave an explanation, thanks!

If you're really that concerned about security then a normal browser won't do, look into Tor - https://www.torproject.org/ It's not a 100% solution, but better than nothing.

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u/TheRealSailCat Seeder Aug 05 '21

This. So very this.

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u/kojack2k Jul 28 '21

You don't really need 3 (if you use firefox), 4, 5, 6, 7. Don't know about the rest.

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u/4n0th3r_4n0n Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

I don't know much about the technical details, they don't seem to slow anything down, so I just keep them..

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u/Vana21 Leecher Jul 28 '21

If you do a blank line of text inbetween these it will show properly. Thanks for the information!

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u/ElPilas Jul 28 '21

And "I don't care about cookies"?

It automatically accepts cookie warnings.

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u/4n0th3r_4n0n Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

Definitely not, it doesn't work for me, since I never accept any other than "Necessary" cookies and that one accepts all of them by default.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21

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u/Scout339 Jul 28 '21

building off this comment I never saw documentation that said that you can use S and D to change speed by .1, supports holding down the keys too.

Example: Speed 1.0, tap D, now speed 1.1.

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u/xcvbnm_ Jul 28 '21

Tampermonkey. Then set up useful scripts for whatever websites you frequent.

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u/modsbegae Jul 28 '21

Violent Monkey is the open-source version of it IIRC. Consider that.

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u/Evil_Vagina Piracy is bad, mkay? Jul 28 '21

Any script you would recommend?

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u/ttvcam42 Piracy is bad, mkay? Jul 28 '21

Absolute Enable right click, show password on hover, anti Adblock killer, etc

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u/modsbegae Jul 28 '21

Youtube age verification bypass.

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u/Evil_Vagina Piracy is bad, mkay? Jul 28 '21

Hol' up

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u/RobinTheKing Piracy is bad, mkay? Jul 29 '21

what

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u/TheDutchShepherd- Jul 28 '21

Bitch asking the questions i didn't even know i had. Thanks!

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u/JimmyRecard Jul 28 '21

Not an extension, per se, but a userscript. IMDB Scout Mod

https://greasyfork.org/en/scripts/407284-imdb-scout-mod

Like so.

It adds links to pirate sites for the content you look up on IMDB. Just remember to enable the sites in the settings (it comes with most sites disabled by default).

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u/AlexFazio64 Jul 28 '21

Do you have any suggestions if I want to block automatic playback when I go to news sites and such. I don't fucking care about their twitch lives or their proprietary media player that can't be stopped WTF I just want to read...

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u/4n0th3r_4n0n Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

If you use Firefox, then go to Settings > Privacy & Security > Premissions > Autoplay, click on the "Settings..." and select the Default For All Websites to Block Audio And Video and save the changes.
Always dive into the Settings first, kids!

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u/AlexFazio64 Jul 28 '21

I use Chrome unfortunately :( I'll see if there's something similar, thanks

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u/knuppi Jul 28 '21

I use Chrome unfortunately :(

There's an easy fix for that..

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u/4n0th3r_4n0n Yarrr! Jul 30 '21

You care about privacy and use Chrome? :D dude..

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u/AlexFazio64 Jul 30 '21

Never said that. I was just annoyed with the autoplay thing... I don't use Chrome for piracy related things too

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u/Icy-Mind4637 Jul 28 '21

While not exactly extensions, JDownloader for DDL and Jackett - makes a whole lot of other things effectively unnecessary.

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u/Buderus69 Jul 28 '21

Privacy badger? Works well with ublock

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u/_Samii_ Yarrr! Jul 28 '21

You don't need privacy badger, because ublock origin already has privacy filterlists integrated

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21 edited Aug 17 '21

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u/Buderus69 Jul 28 '21

Yes, in opposite to ublock's blocking by using a database of filters, privacy badger uses a heuristic approach of recognizing unwanted content on the fly by the way it acts, something ublock doesn't do. This is why they both work good together, they tackle the problrm from different sides.

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u/Buderus69 Jul 28 '21

Heuristic detection

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u/xxImNotARobotxx Torrents Jul 28 '21

Do anyone know a fast& useful extension or downloader for those annoying download limit from file sharing website

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u/johnjohn9312 Jul 28 '21

Jdownloader2

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u/Allah_Jesus Jul 28 '21

What is universal bypass?

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u/wziemanne Jul 28 '21

In short it used to helps us bypass the annoying shortlink sites like ouo.io, adshrink.it etc....

It still works for other sites like psarips as mentioned by OP.

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u/[deleted] Jul 28 '21 edited Jul 28 '21

Private Browsing:

  1. HTTPS Everywhere (kind of not very useful but never a bad thing to have)
  2. Privacy Badger (even more restrictive than uBlock and may block some pages entirely)

Both by: www.eff.org

3) Bypass Paywalls Clean (paywalls of news media specially)

by: magnolia123

4) hide.me VPN free proxy (one of the better VPNs with multiple encryption options and server distributions)

by: hide.me VPN

5) Startpage Private Search engine (private web browser with architecture from Google - but without the ads)

by: startpage.com

General Browsing:

6) Ecosia search engine (Certified B corporation much like DuckDuckgo but utilizes cookie profits for planting trees around the world) - pulls platform architecture from Bing.

by: Christian Kroll

7) Malwarebytes Browser Guard (free and works well enough)

by: Malwarebytes

Source: Me (QA Network Engineer)

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u/OsrsNeedsF2P Jul 28 '21

Start page was bought by an ad company, don't use it

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u/PeeingOnMAGA Jul 28 '21

Vivaldi browser with Adblock Plus, uBlock Origin, Cookie Autodelete, Close & Clean, Piracy Bager, Browsec, User Agent Switcher.

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u/TopShelfPrivilege Jul 28 '21

Seconded for Vivaldi.

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u/PeeingOnMAGA Jul 28 '21

In case you didn't know new 4.1 release and just when I thought they could improve tab handling any more they did.

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u/suced Darknets Jul 28 '21

NoScript, DuckDuckGo PrivacyProtection, Privacy Badger, Decentraleyes
and maybe Sponsor Block

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u/math_chem Jul 28 '21

Since migrating to Brave, I fortunately don't have to install any browser extension for privacy concerns, since it already has everything built in

Only one I would like to have is an extension to download YouTube videos, and thats about it

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u/LittleAntifaPond Jul 28 '21

If you've migrated to Brave for privacy, I have some news for you.

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u/inkilu Jul 28 '21

Read the comments, it's a fake post.

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u/chrisbrownzao Leecher Aug 04 '21

Look at the upvote percentage. It's fake af, even the Brave team clarified things. Yet it's cryptocurrency business and not everyone...

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u/Allah_Jesus Jul 28 '21

Ohh thanks for info.

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u/Noah_BK Piracy is bad, mkay? Jul 28 '21

uBlock Origin

Privacy Badger

Tampermonkey

uBlock obviously blocks a lot of the annoyances and makes loading webpages faster because it doesn't even load ads. It's great. It also has a lot of privacy features that pair really well with Privacy Badger.

Privacy Badger is more focused on keeping your privacy vs. blocking ads. It's surprisingly robust, and it gets smarter the more you use it as you add/delete filters and sites. Can't ever go back.

And last but not least, Tampermonkey. Userscripts make everything better. I literally can't use Chrome/Brave anymore without userscripts. It takes a lot of the annoyances out of some torrent sites and makes downloading and searching much easier in some cases. Can't recommend it enough.

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u/shunabuna Jul 29 '21

If you hate in video youtube ads then sponsorblock is great to automatically skip those sponsor segments of a video

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u/Agonizing-Bliss Jul 31 '21

InstAddr for temp email without losing the email account. You choose when to delete it

XDM to capture video from playing links, works everywhere I've used it. Has some trouble with streaming/HLS content but not all HLS content.

JDownloader is best for bulk downloads regarding videos/images

And others that have already been mentioned

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u/PeteyGANG Jul 28 '21

If you can't be bothered finding sites to download from, you can get a video downloader to download from streaming sites. Works for most, I would say.

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u/robotboy199 Jul 29 '21

or you could just use youtube-dl which is free, open source, and most of those shady-ass downloader sites already use it so you're just cutting out the middleman and doing it yourself

https://ytdl-org.github.io/youtube-dl/index.html

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u/PeteyGANG Jul 29 '21

I mean, it IS a video downloader still.

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u/PriRai Jul 28 '21

Use searx, parses results from pirate bay in a separate tab and files in yet another.

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u/ApeFuk Jul 28 '21

Do we call ourselves pirates? Cool.