How to use enhanced Google Chrome safety mode | How-to

How to use enhanced Google Chrome safety mode

Through Google Chrome safety mode, you get a safer, more secure browser experience.

| Updated on: Aug 22 2022, 10:07 IST
Know how to use enhanced Google Chrome safety mode.
Know how to use enhanced Google Chrome safety mode. (Google)
Know how to use enhanced Google Chrome safety mode.
Know how to use enhanced Google Chrome safety mode. (Google)

Google Chrome offers an enhanced Safe Browsing mode, which you might not be aware of. It's an extra layer of protection that you can switch on for a more secure browsing experience. You can enable this feature by making a few changes in the settings. Enhanced Safe Browsing is for "users who require or want a more advanced level of security while browsing the web," Google added. This allows users to send files flagged as suspicious to Google for further inspection and hence reduces the risk of getting caught out by malware.

Notably, Google hasn't yet added the Enhanced Safe Browsing mode to Chrome for the iPhone and the iPad. It is available only on the desktop edition across all platforms, as well as in Chrome OS. It's also available for the Android edition of Chrome. Know how it works and how to enable it.

How Google's Enhanced Safe Browsing mode works?

The Enhanced Safe Browsing mode works on top of the security measures that are already built into Chrome. For example, the browser checks sites you visit against a list of potentially dangerous URLs. It even turns on the additional security protections to recognize bad sites even if they're not on the latest list. By default, it also checks if your email addresses and passwords are included in any data breaches leaked out on the web and sends you an alert.

Users who enable the Google's Enhanced Safe Browsing mode feature are likely to be phished 35 percent less on average.

How to enable Google’s enhanced safe browsing mode?

20 Minutes
  • Smartphone
  • Laptop
  • Updated browser
  • Internet
Step 1:

Open the Google Chrome and tap on the three dots in the top right corner of the Chrome interface. 

Step 2:

Head to Settings, Security and privacy, and then tap on Security.

Step 3:

You will see three options: Enhanced protection, Standard protection, and No protection.

Step 4:

Tap on the Enhanced protection and the same will be enabled. You can safely browse. 

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First Published Date: 22 Feb, 06:44 IST