Use Safe Browsing in Chrome

With Safe Browsing, you get alerts about malware, risky extensions, phishing or sites on Google’s list of potentially unsafe sites. Learn more about Safe Browsing protection in Chrome.

Change your Safe Browsing settings 

  1. On your computer, open Chrome. 
  2. At the top right, select More Organise and then Settings.
  3. Click Privacy and security and then Security.
  4. Select the level of 'Safe Browsing' that you want to use.

Select a protection level

Enhanced protection

  • Gives you warnings about potentially risky sites, downloads and extensions.
  • Automatically warns you about password breaches.
  • Sends additional info to Google about your activity. Learn more about Safe Browsing protection.
  • If Safe Browsing can’t confirm that a download is safe, Chrome warns you that the file may be dangerous. You have the option to send this file to Google to be scanned.

Standard protection

  • Gives you warnings about potentially risky sites, downloads and extensions.
  • You can choose to get warnings about password breaches.
  • You can choose to improve security on the web for everyone by sending additional info to Google.

No protection

Safe Browsing is turned off.

  • Safe Browsing might still be turned on in other Google services, like Gmail.

Tip: If you use Standard protection but you want extra password protection, turn on Warn you if passwords are exposed in a data breach.  

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