extension ExtPose

Location Guard

CRX id

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Description from extension meta

Hide your geographic location from websites.

Image from store Location Guard
Description from store Modern browsers such as Google Chrome can tell websites where you're located in order to provide location-aware functionality. Your geographic location is obtained through various means (eg. using wifi data) and is often highly accurate, which can be a violation of your privacy. This extension allows you to enjoy the useful applications of geolocation while protecting your privacy. It does so by reporting a fake location to websites, obtained by adding a certain amount of "noise" to the real location. The noise is randomly selected in a way that ensures that the real location cannot be inferred with high accuracy. Three configurable privacy levels are provided. The higher the privacy level the greater the amount of noise, which gives better privacy at the expense of a less accurate fake location. This can be configured per-website for flexibility: a more accurate location can be provided for driving directions than for a weather forecast. There's also an option to use a fixed location, instead of adding noise to the real one. This offers the best privacy (no dependence on the real location at all), at the cost of very low accuracy. Note: your location can be also detected from your IP address, but usually with poor accuracy. Location Guard protects the accurate location revealed through the JavaScript API.

Latest reviews

  • (2021-09-16) Rainer K.: Works fine. It would be perfect if it would let you use more than 1 fixed location.
  • (2021-09-15) Reza Fallah: I like this.so amazing
  • (2021-09-01) Julia Julia: It doesn't work
  • (2021-08-19) Daniel Negro: It would be nice if you could save the fixed locations.
  • (2021-08-18) jhg 9798: Doesnt work on virus sites as Facebook Warning. This app dont work where you really need it on harmful sites as Fakebook and Twitter. On sites that is not a threat to you it works.
  • (2021-07-31) Dan Uber: Needs improvement. WARNING - Actually only works on fixed location mode. If you use and other non fixed modes (low - medium -high) it detects your real location. Tested on Google and Yahoo search. always you in conjuction with a vpn and secure dns service for better protection. But the ninja need improvement
  • (2021-06-08) Klaudio Kadria: Hey guys, can anyone help me with this? I download this extension and i open it just fine. But when i open it, the map doesnt show at all. Everything works perfectly fine, except the map. It doesnt shows. Anyone know how to fix this?
  • (2021-06-01) Olim Pather: I set location to Wester Australia and set it to "Fixed Location" and It didn't even change the geolocation. I hate it do not use, it's super outdated.
  • (2021-05-09) Abdullah Alhiraky: working fine
  • (2021-04-22) Redwood: Perfect!
  • (2021-04-10) Google User: Instructions are NOT clear even in the demo. Search feature is broken, it doesn't work. Here's the problem. Extensions like LOCATION Guard will work to partly spoof your location on non sophisticated websites. Most can easily detect your location by your IP address. For example, running a test on IP/DNS, your IP address is shown and your location based on that. When you go to sites like deviceinfo me, you will see your IP address which is very close to your actual location and the spoofed location. Therefore, there's nothing you can do to spoof your [actual] location unless you use a VPN and spoof your NETWORK location — this add on does NOT spoof your IP address location. Make sense, children?
  • (2021-04-06) Spyros Velaoras: Search is not working the last days, Can you fix it?
  • (2021-02-12) Brian Greene: не работает поиск,только вручную
  • (2021-02-09) Юрий Бедулин: Работает. Не сразу, но внизу Гугл выдачи вместо "ваше расположение по ip" сменилось на "с вашего устройства" и пишет указанное мною место - и выдача поменялась
  • (2021-02-03) Aarón Nájera: Me sirve para ver mis posiciones como SEO
  • (2021-01-11) Zack Khronos: It only work in "Fixed location". Really need an update.
  • (2021-01-08) No Name: Doesn't work, even after setting a fixed location and enabling it
  • (2021-01-03) Chany Rafael Pina Salazar: Muy buena
  • (2020-12-24) Harald Rohan: Gone crazy fighting with the wrong location in chrome. Nothing did work, not the default location in Windows, not the default location in Chrome. After some time the wrong location always returned. This extension helped me so much, thank you for that!
  • (2020-12-22) Roy Wilkie: Seems to work OK, I guess. I had a problem at first because even if you set your 'Fixed Location', it doesn't change the 'Default Level' to 'Fixed Location'. So, even though you chose a fixed location on the other side of the planet from you, your location is still coming up as very close to where you are - until you figure out what's up and change that setting. Apparently 95% of the bad reviews on here are due to that misunderstanding. It's a huge UX design flaw, so sorry guys but definitely 2 stars off.
  • (2020-12-18) Андрій Микитюк: Как не пробовал крутить настройки, выдача гугла не меняется, ни в инкогнито ни так. Даже близко не сравнить с ГеоКлевер, жаль он помер походу.
  • (2020-12-15) Ariel Hernán Landaida Duarte: cumple lo requerido
  • (2020-11-22) Rachel Berger: Finally able to watch my football team. Thank you!
  • (2020-11-14) m.nageh: wonderful tool ... can we get a desktop app version of it for all apps spoofing ?
  • (2020-11-09) Kalam: This is fake application, not fake location.
  • (2020-10-07) AKHMADJON ZOKIROV: не работает
  • (2020-10-01) Александр Драгуцан: Работает, что надо! Не забывайте ставить опцию "Fixed Location" для смены вашего положения. Спасибо!
  • (2020-09-24) Илья В.: Не работает
  • (2020-09-21) Nader Ghazaleh: Does exactly what I needed it to do. However, selecting a location from a map over and over in some cases is the most optimal way of changing your location (especially if you need to do it several times). I wish there was a way to "SAVE" fixed locations and give you options to select previously saved Fixed Locations. If I had that.... perfection.
  • (2020-09-10) Seth A: Works great - only changes location. You'll need a VPN to mask your IP. It doesn't change your IP. Options are a bit fiddly, select Options -> default to Fixed Location. Works fine.
  • (2020-08-24) Eugene Bender: Great!
  • (2020-08-22) Daniel Abdoolrahman GANGAT: J'utilise déjà un VPN mais qui ne cache pas ma géolocalisation sauf avec Location Guard. Excellent.
  • (2020-08-05) Saturn - gaming: The Best Location Guard.... Highly Recommend it....
  • (2020-07-24) GustavoCOD4: A MELHOR E A ÚNICA QUE FUNCIONOU Parabéns aos desenvolvedores!
  • (2020-03-29) yohan villuri: excellent
  • (2020-03-14) Robert Kilbon: Literally took me 1 minute to work, it actually worked! I set my fixed location to Rome and it acts just as good as a VPN that costs like SO MUCH! Literally better than Dashlane VPN.
  • (2020-03-04) Peter A: Absolutely, an Excellent Location or Geolocation App.. Well done the developer.. You can not find to many Geolocation Extensions (i.e.: especially, any extension apps that work). This works well and it works really well on the fixed location.. 11 out of 10...
  • (2020-02-25) Brian Hansen: Works great! All of these people voting 1 star are IMO not using it correctly. Maybe it should use fixed location by default, but it isn't too hard to do it yourself. Only complaint I have is it doesn't work in edge properly yet for YouTube TV.
  • (2020-02-12) Jay Hong: This actually works! Thank you so much for easing my GPS problem.
  • (2020-02-06) Brit Pretty: No longer working as of Feb 2020. Suddenly stopped being read by hulu, youtube, etc.
  • (2020-01-18) Kenny: Good pra assistir globoplay ao vivo. Só usar o modo Fixed Location.
  • (2020-01-15) Thiago Ventura: Perfeita! Merece todos os elogios possíveis.
  • (2020-01-01) Uzias Duarte: Esta extensão é muito boa. Eu gostaria de poder usar em modo anonimo também. E se possível ter duas localizações uma no modo normal e a outra no modo anonimo. I wish I could have 2 localization. One in the private mode.
  • (2019-12-23) Bob H: it works on the sites i've needed it on. it will not appear correct on google maps but sites with videos no problem. just make sure you have it setup right.
  • (2019-12-08) Google User: Useless. If you can't spoof your IP address which is what sites use, there's no point to this extension.
  • (2019-12-02) Sibin Eresseril: It is so nice one
  • (2019-11-27) Rodrigo Rosales: Funciona perfecto! la uso para ver Hulu
  • (2019-11-24) nic H: This works perfectly for what I need to use for. 5Stars!
  • (2019-11-17) Dragan Lalic: always look for this app
  • (2019-11-12) Yuss Gs: funciona muy bien

Latest issues

  • (2021-09-15, v:2.4.0) Ashley SU: accidentally denied location
    The extension wants to know my location, and there was a small window from chrome that asked my permission, but I accidentally clicked denied. (I clicked too fast) Therefore I still can't continue because the extension doesn't know my location. I removed the extension and reinstalled it, but it never asks me again my permission to retrieve my location. How do I fix it and permit it to retrieve my location?
  • (2021-08-28, v:2.4.0) Alvinye Davinpl: Germany
    Germany
  • (2021-08-28, v:2.4.0) Alvinye Davinpl: Germany
    Germany
  • (2021-07-31, v:2.4.0) Dan Uber: Location Guard
    I hope you are still in development. I like the extension but actually only works on fixed location mode on google and other webcrawlers. I wish at least to select another fake location than New guinea. Keep going with the extension
  • (2021-07-13, v:2.4.0) Melody Rife: Subscription Cancellation
    I WANT TO CANCEL MY SUBSCRIPTION IMMEDIATELY! How do I do this? I knew cancellation would be a problem. I have contacted my bank and have advised them that any charge from locateguard is unauthorized.
  • (2021-07-13, v:2.4.0) Melody Rife: Subscription Cancellation
    How do I cancel my subscription IMMEDIATELY?
  • (2021-07-09, v:2.4.0) Michael Shaw: cancel
    How do I cancel my service?
  • (2021-06-10, v:2.4.0) Sophie lo K: Used Fixed Location with High Accuracy on Chrome WhatsMyIP gave my location away
    Hi, I tried LocationGuard and it never worked. Tested with WhatsMyIP.org. I am near Paris, France. Had NordVPN set to London exit node. LocationGuard enabled and set to somewhere in Southwark, London, UK. WhatsMyIp put my location in Paris, France. Google Chrome 91.0.4472.77 (Official Build) (x86_64) OS macOS Version 10.14.6 JavaScript V8 9.1.269.28 User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_14_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/91.0.4472.77 Safari/537.36 Command Line /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome -psn_0_61455 --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --origin-trial-disabled-features=SecurePaymentConfirmation Executable Path /Applications/Google Chrome.app/Contents/MacOS/Google Chrome
  • (2021-06-02, v:2.4.0) Klaudio Kadria: Problem with the search service
    Search service is not working, and the map does not show anything!
  • (2021-05-26, v:2.4.0) Deby Bauer: Location Guard not working on Macbook
    I've had great success with this app for over 2 years but now is not working. Please advise.
  • (2021-04-07, v:2.4.0) Spyros Velaoras: Search is not working on Location guard
    It seems that the last days the search on Location Guard is not working. Can you please check? Thanks
  • (2021-03-13, v:2.4.0) Sasha Zimnikoff: fix search!
    fix search!
  • (2021-02-20, v:2.4.0) Christopher: Feature request: Time zone + locale spoof
    I've been using LG for a while and I absolutely love it, I was hoping to make a small feature request for an issue that I have been experiencing with some sites, namely the sites sometimes use my locale and others use my timezone to make some determinations/assumptions about what content they wish to display. For example some sites will use EN-AU to assume prices should be in Australian Dollars, others display a timeline of events based on my assumed location. There are other extensions (e.g. Spoof Timezone) that fulfill this need, however it would be great to have all 'location' indicators in one place and synchronized such that if one changes their location to say Toronto the locale, timezone and location all indicate the appropriate info. Thanks again for creating such a useful tool
  • (2021-02-14, v:2.4.0) Michael Sinyor: Search Service not working
    Hi Are there any plans to resolve the issue with search service not working? Many thanks, Michael
  • (2021-02-03, v:2.4.0) Gino Petitti: Location Search Stopped Working Months Ago
    Hi Guys - I would gladly cover a paid version if we can get the location search working again? I keep getting - The search service is not working right now. Please try again later.
  • (2021-01-14, v:2.4.0) Cheryl Gibbons: I don't have an account with you but I'm getting charged every month
    cancel subscription as of today!!!
  • (2021-01-14, v:2.4.0) Cheryl Gibbons: cancel subscription please
    I can't afford this monthy payment and there is no place on your site to cancel or suspend this subscription
  • (2020-12-16, v:2.4.0) Tom French: Location Guard on my tv
    I'm trying to change my location on Locast. I have Location Guard on my pc and it works fine. I can change my location on my pc but not on the tv. I'm using a firestick.
  • (2020-11-03, v:2.4.0) Michelle Radford: Please cancel my subscription
    I can't afford the recurring deduction Please cancel my subscription
  • (2020-11-03, v:2.4.0) Michelle Radford: Please cancel my subscription
    I can't afford the recurring deduction Please cancel my subscription
  • (2020-09-19, v:2.4.0) Barbara Isaac: Cancel me from this today! Thank you
    Have not used this. Cancel today! Thank you
  • (2020-09-13, v:2.4.0) ray hedgecock: cancel account
    i can not find within your website the option to cancel my account
  • (2020-08-07, v:2.4.0) Client Service: hello, how to set to fixed location for all websites in one time ? And not for specific websites ? Thank you.
    hello, how to set to fixed location for all websites in one time ? And not for specific websites ? Thank you.
  • (2020-07-10, v:2.4.0) abe kaplan: youtube tv
    how do I get youtube tv to check my fixed location? It did use location guard a few weeks ago and now it doesn't.
  • (2020-07-08, v:2.4.0) Mr. Alexander: Badge number
    Can you tell me what does the little read numbers mean on the location guard app. Sometimes there is a 1 and sometimes there is 3 and sometimes there is nothing. Thanks
  • (2020-05-24, v:2.4.0) Charles Herbert: Not working.
    It said it loaded but nothing happened.
  • (2020-04-15, v:2.4.0) John Lockman: its says the program has already been download
    but it does not show up on the bar or in the extensions
  • (2020-03-21, v:2.4.0) Eduardo J3: Download Failed
    I can't download it for Chrome because the image decode failed.
  • (2020-03-05, v:2.4.0) Фероз Хамиди: Protection and accuracy
    Good day! First of all thank you for this nice and useful extension, is it possible to increase level of protection to more than 3000 m and accuracy more than 7116 m?
  • (2020-01-19, v:2.4.0) Michael Botti: Unable to set up properly
    Unable to leave demo, and set up properly. Address is Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Submitted it & need to move it to city that can stream to me, IE. Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, or close enough one, to receive stream, etc. Can't move pin drop of my address to another city to do this. 845-649-8494, [email protected]
  • (2020-01-19, v:2.4.0) Michael Botti: Unable to leave demo. Address is Myrtle Beach, SC, need to move it to city that can stream to me IE Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, etc. Can't move pin drop to another city. 845-649-8494, [email protected]
    Unable to leave demo, and set up properly. Address is Myrtle Beach, SC 29588. Submitted it & need to move it to city that can stream to me, IE. Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta, or close enough one, to receive stream, etc. Can't move pin drop of my address to another city to do this. 845-649-8494, [email protected]
  • (2019-11-09, v:2.4.0) Blank Blanky: New location
    Please provide ip based location spoofing similar to: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/spoof-timezone/kcabmhnajflfolhelachlflngdbfhboe
  • (2019-11-09, v:2.4.0) Blank Blanky: not saving
    I have set the privacy levels location to where i want, but it wont save. as soon as i refresh, it goes wherever it wants to. the fixed location save works.
  • (2019-09-24, v:2.4.0) D T: Not working
    Hi, I have followed the steps and used the fixed location, but its not working. It still hows my actual location. Any help pls?
  • (2019-08-28, v:2.2.0) Andreas G: Search in map for fixed location does not work, there is a error...
    Thank you, your extension works fine. But there is one thing: if you enter a city in the search field of the fixed location panel, e.g. Berlin, you get always the same error: "The search service is not working right now. It happens with all cities/locations. Please try again later." Mac OS X 10.14.6 - Google Chrome 76.0.3809.100. Would you please be so kind and fix that error? Thank you.
  • (2019-08-14, v:2.2.0) Miguel Garcia: location guard became corrupted
    The extension shows as corrupted. It just started happening a few hours ago on 08/13/2019
  • (2019-05-03, v:2.2.0) Alan Hernández: Search in Fixed Location
    Just need to fix the ´Search´ functionality in the fixed location option. Thanks
  • (2019-02-22, v:2.2.0) Delano Harris: Location Guard - Only work once and Stopped
    Chrome update was just released. Now when I try to use fix location nothing happens
  • (2018-11-13, v:2.1.2) Cézanne Alves: per site location
    It would be nice to be able to set independent location for each site, just as how you set the noise level per site. Also it would be good to be able o save a list of favorite places to be able to change location quicker.
  • (2018-10-23, v:2.1.2) Chris D: can not enter any address
    hi, when i enter an address it tells me that the software is down, can you fix it? additionally as its a free software can I pay for the repairs to works again or purchase a copy of the software?
  • (2018-10-02, v:2.1.2) Seb Sloan: Does this work with the new version of chrome?
    Every single site i use it on show my exact location (not the ip location)

Statistics

Installs
200,000 history
Category
Rating
3.7 (240 votes)
Last update / version
2019-09-21 / 2.4.0
Listing languages
en

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