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JShelter – An anti-malware browser extension (jshelter.org)
100 points by yewenjie on Oct 3, 2021 | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments



I'll be keeping an eye on this because it looks neat.

Suggestion: Consolidate the websites/names. I see two:

- JShelter: http://jshelter.org/

- JavaScript Restrictor: https://polcak.github.io/jsrestrictor/

It was slightly off-putting to click on the JShelter Chrome link only to be greeted with a "different" extension. I assume the project was originally called "JavaScript Restrictor" and is undergoing a rename (which is fine), but I could see new users being wary of installing it because of this.

Thanks for sharing!


Not bad, though I am not giving up on NoScript any time soon. It's almost zero effort to me, even my wife has been trained to use it. All I had to do was force her to use common sense and deduct domain names when allowing stuff. It's been working great for about a decade.

Good luck with this add on. Hopefully it won't be acquired by an ad agency like so many others have.


JShelter is not a replacement for NoScript. It is a complimentary tool partially developed by the NoScript dev.


Awesome tool and fills a growing niche.

If you scroll down, you'll see it's supported in part by NLnet: https://nlnet.nl/

I am really impressed by the amount of great technology projects they support.


Indeed nice project. I wonder how rounding the timer in JS which is active for all levels above 1, would affect JS engines of sites.

P.S. For the Firefox there is a direct link to a Czech version of addons.mozilla.org, having English or auto-decting one [1] would be better.

[1] https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/javascript-restrict...


For the Firefox there is a direct link to a Czech version of addons.mozilla.org, having English or auto-decting one [1] would be better.

[1] https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/javascript-restrict...


Neat project. Disabling JS globally in something like uBlock Origin has been my goto solution for a while now. Now and then I have to whitelist a page and run some JS and oftentimes the page is just a blank white screen that doesn't tell the user they need JS to view the content.

I take a risk doing that because you don't know if the page is laced with malware or a fingerprinting script, so this tool looks promising if it makes JS safer to use by messing with various JS APIs.


This looks really cool, unfortunately the UI window that appears when I click the extension is like 50 pixels wide for me and unusable.


me too :-(




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