Now you can install & setup Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome browser. Sure, Microsoft already has a browser Edge, and has launched Edge as the most secure browser. But that does not stop them from strengthening their competitors’ browsers, Google Chrome. For you Chrome users, Microsoft has made a surprise by releasing Windows Defender for Chrome. What does it do?
So Windows Defender for Google Chrome is a Chrome extension that will provide extra protection against malicious websites and links. Then is this important?
Google Chrome actually already has similar protection features. It’s just that the NSS Labs study says that the Edge 99% browser is effective in protecting users from Phishing – compared to Chrome which is only 87% effective and Firefox 70% effective in protecting Phishing. Well, this Windows Defender for Chrome extension provides an extra layer of protection like that of the Edge browser.
The Windows Defender Browser Protection extension helps protect you against online threats, such as links in phishing emails and websites designed to trick you into downloading and installing malicious software that can harm your computer.
If you click a malicious link in an email or navigate to a site designed to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information, or a website that hosts malware, Windows Defender Browser Protection will check it against a constantly updated list of malicious URLs known to Microsoft.
If the malicious link matches one on the list, Windows Defender Browser Protection will show a red warning screen letting you know that the web page you are about to visit is known to be harmful, giving you a clear path back to safety with one click.
But of course the need to use this extension depends on your own decision, given Google Chrome already have similar features.