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screenshotLink Protector  |  Download Improves your security by adding the noopener attribute to links (third-party) and prevents websites from accessing the opener window.

Some of the important features of the Link Protector addon are listed below. This is followed by an overview of this addon. This summary contains few words about the addon, its function, and its features. Next is FAQ, this section is useful to get information about how this addon works in your browser. If you couldn’t find a specific answer, please fill the bug report form on this page or the contact form on the homepage to let us know about your question. Following the FAQ, is the bug report form. It is designed to collect user feedbacks and bugs about this addon. Users can suggest improvements or feature requests through this form too. The next section is for submitting comments about this addon which uses the Facebook comments plugin. The last section is dedicated to reports submitted through the GitHub website. We hope the information provided on this page, could help you get all the basics you need about this addon and enable you to have a better experience with Link Protector.

In short, Link Protector is a lite addon that helps you improve your online privacy and security by adding a - noopener - attribute to links and prevent websites from reading the opener window. Please check the YouTube tutorial below to get an idea of how this addon works in your browser. If you want to contribute to the developement of this addon, please fork it on GitHub, and push your changes to a named branch. Moreover, you can review all the comments made on GitHub commits.

5 Reasons to Use Link Protector

  • Has toolbar button which serves as ON or OFF switch.

  • Toolbar icon changes color when it is ON or OFF.

  • A lite addon with minimal RAM and CPU usage.

  • Improves your online privacy and security by adding the noopener attribute to links.

  • Available for Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Opera browsers on all operating systems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. What is Link Protector?

    This addon is designed to potentially improve your online privacy and security. For all link elements (hyperlinks) within the page, if the link opens in a new tab and does not have an opener attribute (rel=noopener), this addon adds this attribute to the link to prevent the new window from accessing the opener window (previous tab). Please note that this addon only works if the links have a third-party href, otherwise it wont change the attributes at all. By adding the noopener attribute, it can potentially improve your online security and privacy, as the third-party website does not have access to the opener window (the tab in which the hyperlink is opened), therefore your online data will not be exposed to other websites. The toolbar button serves as an ON, OFF switch to quickly turn the extension ON or OFF. Badge icon text shows the number of hyperlinks that are being changed. This addon does not have separate options or settings page.

  • 2. How can I work with this addon?

    As mentioned above, once the addon is installed, it is activated by default (the toolbar icon is green). Please start surfing the internet, as usual, once the addon detects a third-party hyperlink without the noopener attribute, it updates the hyperlinks attribute, and also the badge icon text shows the number of affected hyperlinks within the active tab. Please note that only hyperlinks that open in a new tab will be affected by this addon. If you turn off the addon, all hyperlinks will be changed to the previous state (with rel attribute). To turn off the addon, please press on the toolbar button once, once the color changes to grey, it is turned off. All the affected hyperlinks will change to the original state.

  • 3. How can I download the source code for Link Protector?

    To download the source code for this extension from Chrome Web Store, it is recommended to use Extension Source Downloader. With this addon, you can download the source code as a ZIP or CRX format to your machine. If you want to download the source code from the Firefox addons store, please open the firefox download link (if available) in the Firefox browser and then right-click on the - Add to Firefox - button and select - Save Link As... - item. Choose the destination folder on your machine and then save the file in XPI format. You can then rename the XPI format to a RAR or ZIP file. Some extensions may have a GitHub repo address, which you can use to download the source code as well. But, it may not be the latest version of the addon. Therefore, downloading the source code from the official web stores is the best option as it always gives you the latest version of the addon.

  • 4. Can I whitelist a website in this addon?

    No, unfortunately currently there is no way to whitelist a website with this addon. When the add-on is active, all hyperlinks in all open tabs will be updated.

  • 5. How can I turn the add-on ON or OFF?

    Please press on the toolbar button once to turn it ON or OFF. Once the addon is active, the icon color is green and when it is inactive, the color is grey.

  • 6. Does this addon has any options or settings to adjust?

    No, as mentioned above, this addon does not have any options or settings page.

  • 7. Should I keep the addon active all the time?

    Yes, it is recommended to keep the addon active as long as you have no problem browsing the web. This addon can potentially increase the online privacy and security of your browsing because it prevents third-party websites from accessing the opener window. Please note that this addon cannot detect any malicious link, it only prevents the new window from accessing the opener window.

  • 8. Where can I find the privacy policy for Link Protector?

    Please read the privacy policy for this extension here.

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Submitting Bugs

Your feedback goes a long way towards making this addon even better. With this bug report form, you can submit bugs or suggest enhancements for the functionality or performance of this addon. Please note, this bug report form will be sent to the developer(s) of this addon. You will not get an immediate or personal response at the moment. However, the developer(s) may contact you through the email address provided in this form for further clarifications or requesting additional information regarding the reported bug(s).

Please enter the name of the extension (addon).

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Please be as specific as possible. Basically, describe what happened, what you were doing when it happened, and why you think it is a problem.

Describe the step-by-step process required to reproduce the issue you are reporting. Be specific when describing these steps by providing as much detail as possible.

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