Enhanced Protection in Google Chrome

by | May 18, 2023

When it comes to web browsers, privacy and security are major considerations. Chrome comes with certain built-in features, such as the Enhanced Protection function, which intends to make browsing safer.

What is Enhanced Protection?

Google Chrome’s Enhanced Protection is a browsing security feature that gives more safety on the web against malicious downloads and websites.

Chrome shares your browsing data with Google when you enable Enhanced Safe Browsing. Based on the attacks against your Google account and risks you see on the web, users can get greater protection for their Google account and other Google apps.

Enhanced Protection aids in the selection of safer extensions before they are installed on your device, hence increasing security.

Key Features of Enhanced Protection:
  • Alerts you whether the extension is trusted or not.
  • Notifies you about malicious events before they occur.
  • Warns you when your login credentials are exposed in a data breach.
  • Sends your browsing data for better protection against risky files you download on the web using metadata.

How to Enable Enhanced Protection in Chrome Browser?

  1. Open the chrome browser.
  2. Navigates to Setting page by tapping on the three dots at the top right corner.
  3. Click over ‘Security’ under the ‘Privacy and Security section’.

4. Click on Security >> Enhanced Protection