10 browser extensions to keep you safe on the web


We've all been on a website that pops up a window that completely greys out the screen, and it isn't always easy to find the button to kill it. Only the most trusting among us would want to click around looking for a way to get rid of a popup like that--the wrong click could be an invitation to infection.

BehindTheOverlay is a one-button kill for any and all overlays and browser screen-seizing popups. Just tap the little curtain button and you go straight back to the website you intended to visit.

BehindTheOverlay is available for Firefox and Chrome.

Image: Mozilla

About Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon writes about apps and software for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.

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