Google Chrome has a safe browsing program which proactively protects users from entering malicious threats found around the World Wide Web. Even though the search engine giant is known to be working on driverless cars, virtual reality, and other projects, they still make way to place some of their efforts into delivering better browsing experiences to their users. After all, one of their great money-makers is from the Internet, which may also be the primary reason why they want to keep their users happy. As of late, it would seem that Google has been beefing up their Safe Browsing initiative to protect Chrome users from a large number of online threats.
How Can Google Chrome Protect You From Online Threats
Back in February of this year, the search engine giant decided to take a firm stand against tricky downloads in ads when browsing around the Internet using Google Chrome. Chances are you’ve already visited such a website wherein ads are practically littered across the page. Sometimes these can be deceptive and try to trick users into clicking on them (such as those infamous Download buttons).
But not to worry, if you have accidentally clicked on one of them, the Google Chrome Safe Browsing Program will take effect. A year prior to taking their stand in battling unwanted ads and downloads, the company took a stand to what they call “unwanted software.” If the browser deems that you’re downloading something suspicious, or if another program piggybacks your downloads, then it will issue a warning before the download will commence.
However, if the browser detects that a malicious program will be downloaded into your system, it will block it entirely. This was also one of the earliest defenses of the browser against potential online problems.
Another way Google is protecting its users from malicious threats around the World Wide Web is keeping them safe from phishing techniques. The browser will block potentially malicious ads brought upon by crafty methods in social engineering. These are malicious techniques wherein pages will try to mimic a trusted brand, have fake logins, and even create fake warning pages. The company has started blocking such websites and those who promote such an activity back in November of last year.
So if you’re feeling worried that you’re not safe while browsing the Internet using Google Chrome, think again; the company responsible for the popular search engine has your backs.