How to Enable “Enhanced Safe Browsing Mode” on Google Chrome
Google Chrome is one of the leading Internet browsers, with an estimated 3.2 billion Internet users worldwide in 2021. The widely used browser on PCs and smartphones promises a host of features to help users enjoy an Internet experience safe and hassle-free. As a result, Google Chrome offers a secure browsing mode. This mode brings stronger and improved protection measures into the equation, which makes the user experience on the Internet safe and secure. Additionally, the enhanced Safe Browsing Mode greatly reduces the chances of users being caught by malware on the web.
Google offers a safe browsing mode for Android users and in all desktop editions of Google Chrome. However, iOS and iPad users have yet to get Safe Browsing Mode on Chrome. If your system is eligible for Google Chrome’s safe browsing mode, read on to learn how to enable it on your system.
- Open the Google Chrome browser. Tap/click the three dots on the Chrome UI (user interface).
- From the options, choose Settings > Security & privacy on the left > Security.
- Here you will find three different levels of security: No protection, Standard protection and Enhanced protection.
- Of the three, choose Enhanced Protection and enable it.
Now let’s talk about what Google Chrome will offer you once you enable the enhanced protection mode.
- Google Chrome will check websites and compare them with a list of potentially dangerous URLs.
- It checks if your personal information, including your email address and passwords, are included in data breaches and will send you an alert if such a breach occurs on the web.
- Google Chrome’s enhanced safe browsing mode reduces phishing risk by 35%.
- It recognizes bad websites even if they are not on the list of potentially dangerous URLs and adopts additional security measures.
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