The main goal of SurfPatrol is to help to protect a computer from e-money stealing, to prevent e-mail and social network accounts from being hacked and confidential information from being lost. SurfPatrol invisibly scans your browser and signals to you if any vulnerability in Opera or its plugin is found. Notifications are displayed on the browser’s toolbar. Clicking the extension icon, you will be forwarded to the SurfPatrol report page, where you can inspect which programs are insecure and get recommendations how to eliminate vulnerabilities. SurfPatrol provides links only to official sites of development companies. The extension has been developed by Positive Technologies, one of the world’s best information security corporation.
There is no alternatives to this extension, it's unique. Most software monitors can only provide the latest versions of programs whether it's secure version or not. SurfPatrol can provide the safest and up-to-date program versions.
Each one who is interested in its own safety. Security specialists will find great possibility to track 0-day vulnerabilities and common users will upgrade their browser and plugins immediately as new versions are released.