The safety of the internet may be misleading. While surfing the internet, you come across a plethora of hazards. While your preferred online browser may be able to protect you against the majority of them, it will not be able to protect you from every danger all of the time unless you allow it to. Safe Browsing is a feature developed by browsers like Chrome to protect you from these risks.
Standard Protection mode (which is activated by default) and Enhanced Protection mode, which is a somewhat more sophisticated level of Safe Browsing, are the two primary versions of Safe Browsing. In this post, we’ll explain what Enhanced Protection in Google Chrome is and how to enable it. So, let’s get this party started.
WHAT IS ENHANCED PROTECTION IN GOOGLE CHROME
The Enhanced Protection mode protects you from potentially harmful websites, downloads, and extensions. When enabled, Chrome is able to monitor your online behaviour and take preventative measures. Chrome will utilise that information to forecast and warn you about any potentially harmful occurrences by continually validating and analysing unusual URLs and sample pages of the website in real-time.
Enabling Enhanced Protection also improves the security of other Google programmes you may be using (such as Gmail, Drive, and so on). Based on a complete perspective of risks against your Google account, it will deliver greater security. If Gmail identifies a spam email containing a suspicious link, for example, Enhanced Protection sends that information to Chrome if you click it.
Further, if any of your saved passwords get compromised in a data breach of some kind, Chrome will notify you of it.
Standard protection is enabled by default in Chrome, which is only good enough to alert you about potentially dangerous downloads, sites, and extensions. If you want to improve your online security, here’s how to enable Enhanced Protection mode in Google Chrome for both mobile and web.
HOW TO ENABLE ENHANCED PROTECTION IN GOOGLE CHROME FOR ANDROID
Previously, Chrome Flags for Android was the only way to access the Safe Browsing functionality. That’s no longer the case, since the functionality has now been added to Chrome’s Privacy and Security settings. Learn how to enable Enhanced Protection in Google Chrome for Android by reading on.
Step 1: Open the Google Chrome app on your Android. Use the three-dot menu in the top right corner to open Settings.
Step 2: Under Basics, tap on Privacy and security. Now go to Safe Browsing.
Step 3: Next, select the Enhanced protection option. You can tap on the arrow next to it to learn more about it.
HOW TO ENABLE ENHANCED PROTECTION IN GOOGLE CHROME FOR IOS
Google Chrome offers the Enhanced Protection mode for iOS devices as well. Here’s how you can enable it.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome on your iPhone. Tap on the three-dot menu icon to choose Settings from the list.
Step 2: Go to Google Services. Toggle on the switch next to Safe Browsing and tap on Done to save changes.
HOW TO ENABLE ENHANCED PROTECTION IN GOOGLE CHROME FOR DESKTOP
For the destop version of Google Chrome, here’s how to enable Enhanced Protection mode.
Step 1: Open up Google Chrome on your PC. Now click on the three-dot menu icon in the upper right to navigate to Settings.
Step 2: Switch to the Privacy and Security tab and click on Security.
Step 3: Lastly, select the Enhanced protection option under Safe Browsing.
BONUS: HOW TO RUN A SAFETY CHECK IN GOOGLE CHROME
Whether you intend to enable Enhanced Protection or not, we recommend you run the built-in Safety Check tool frequently to protect yourself from any data breaches, bad extensions, and more. Here’s how to run a safety check in Google Chrome.
Step 1: Launch Google Chrome and click on the three-dot menu icon at the top to open Settings.
Step 2: Use the left pane to navigate to the Privacy and security tab. Under Safety Check, click on the Check Now button to run a quick scan.
Once completed, Chrome will suggest some changes based on the scan results.
Take the recommended steps if required and you should be in the clear.
When using Chrome to browse the web, you should pay attention to the security of your system. Enabling Enhanced Protection in Chrome is a good idea, especially if you use extensions and visit the web a lot. Also, while you’re at it, have a look at these additional Chrome security advice.