Google introduces new security measures to protect user data while browsing online. The latest feature is called 'Enhanced Safe Browsing' and provides an additional layer of security to the browser, particularly against phishing and malware attacks.
This feature works by warning and alerting users when they visit a suspicious or untrusted website.
Here’s the step to enable Enhanced Safe Browsing for your Google account and what happens when this feature is turned on:
1. First you have to signing in to your Google accounted, and then go to the “Account” section.
2. Then navigate to the security option from the left column of your Google Account.
3. Then scroll down to "Enhanced Safe Browsing for your Account".
4. Now select 'Manage Enhanced Safe Browsing.'
5. From there, turn on or off the Enhanced Safe Browsing feature.
Note that turning on this feature will automatically enable it for Chrome linked to the same Google Account.
When Enhanced Safe Browsing is turned on, it checks for risky URLs, downloads, browser extensions, system information, and a small sample of pages.
This feature allows users to see real-time suspicious warning signs when they try to add a malware extension or download any third-party experience, which can be a lifesaver when it comes to protecting your browsing history.