The new ‘Safe Browsing’ feature is coming soon in the popular internet browser Google Chrome. This update will help users choose better extensions, as well as prevent downloading of malicious files from the Internet. If you accidentally download an unsafe extension, Google Chrome will let you know immediately.
Google says that only extensions created using the Chrome Web Store Developer Program Policy will be considered trusted through the Safe Browsing feature. If you enable the ‘Enhanced Safe Browsing’ option, Google will check every file you download on Chrome and alert you if it appears malicious.
How to Enable Safe Browsing
Google will soon release both these features with the Chrome 91 update. Until then, you can use the Safe Browsing feature already provided in Chrome. According to Google, this tool warns you before any dangerous event happens. Existing ‘Safe Browsing’ tools also tell you whether a password has been leaked in a data breach.
You can enable the ‘Safe Browsing’ option by going to the Settings section. After going to Settings, click on Privacy & Security option. Then tap on the Security option given here. Now, tap on Enhanced protection present in the list of Safe Browsing section. Google has said in a blog post that users using this feature are 35 percent less victims than others.