Utilities developer Anvisoft has released a free version of its browser security tool, Anvi Slim Toolbar.
The program provides real-time and on-demand tools to detect and remove malicious add-ons for Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome.
A real-time “Guard” detects add-ons as they’re installed and displays an alert if there’s a problem. (There’s an option to warn you about any new add-on, maybe useful just to see what installation programs are adding to your system.)
There’s also a simple on-demand Scan option which checks your addons when requested.
A Manage tool lists your current IE, Firefox and Chrome add-ons. This makes for a very long list and has no ways to customise the view (no sorting options, no filters or find tool). Still, you can select multiple addons and remove them with a click.
Slim Toolbar also offers a “Browser Repair” tool, although this is more basic than you might think. There’s no low-level tweakery involved here, no careful examination of every possible browser setting: it’s just about restoring your default home and search pages.
Anvi Slim Toolbar has a few minor issues (the English language Help file is basic and poorly translated), and doesn’t offer anything we haven’t seen before. But it’s also easy to use, with a capable set of features, and might be worth keeping around as a “second opinion” scanner for your browser extensions.