How do Chrome extensions impact browser performance?
This report investigates how 1000 of the most popular Chrome extensions impact browser performance and end-user experience. Popular extensions like Honey, Evernote Web Clipper, and Avira Browser Safety can have a significant negative impact on website speed. Among the 100 most popular Chrome extensions, Evernote Web Clipper has the biggest negative impact on performance. The results above were collected on a very simple website and generally represent the minimum per-page performance impact of a Chrome extension. Chrome extensions can run code not only on the pages you visit but also on a background page that belongs to the Chrome extension. As Chrome gets faster over time these improvements might not necessarily mean that the Chrome extensions themselves have been optimized. What impact do Chrome extensions have on browser performance? I tested 1000 popular extensions to find out.