Browsing Protection for Firefox



Are there plans to bring Browsing Protection extension functionality to macOS?

Currently, F-Secure only allows this functionality on the Mac for Safari.

While I like Safari, this is pretty limiting.

I often have a need to use other browsers on Macs, and it would be great to have the extension, just like Windows Users.

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  • PawełP
    PawełP Posts: 255 Moderator
    Answer ✓

    Hello @Jplfsecure

    Thank you very much for your post.

    Browsing Protection also works for other browsers on macOS. Specifically, it works for Chrome, Edge and Firefox in addition to Safari.

    If you have the Firefox browser installed on your Mac, proceed as follows:

    1. Click the product icon in the menu bar and select Settings.
    2. Select the Secure Browsing tab.
    3. Select Set up Firefox extension.

    The Browsing protection by F-Secure page opens.

    1. Select Add to Firefox > Add.

    Once the extension is installed, a user consent dialog opens. The browser extension requires your permission to access information about the websites you visit.

    1. Select Allow.

    If you decline to grant the permission, you will not be able to use the extension and Browsing protection cannot block harmful websites nor show search result ratings. Also, the extension will be removed from the browser.

    1. To complete setting up the extension, select OK.

    You can now use Firefox to browse the internet safely.

    I hope this information will be helpful.

    Have a good one.


    Making every digital moment secure, for everyone

  • ArthurVal
    ArthurVal Posts: 243 F-Secure Employee
    edited January 31 Answer ✓

    One thing to note here. If you don't have Firefox installed, then you won't see an option to install the Browsing Protection extension in product settings.

    In case you only have Safari installed, you will only see Safari in the list of browsers where an extension is available for installation.

    So install Firefox first if you don't have it yet on the system, then open products settings and it should offer to install the extension for Firefox. Or just wait for 10-15 seconds after launching Firefox and the product will pop up main UI with a smart task with the install link.

    Best regards, Arthur

    Mac R&D Team

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