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Google Chrome is the most widely used browser in the world. However, according to a browser security group test done by NSS Labs in 2007, Microsoft Edge is the most secure browser. You can refer to our guide on Which browser offers the best protection for your computer. This step by step tut meant or the Windows users who do not want to migrate from Google Chrome. In this tutorial, you will learn how to upgrade your Google Chrome defenses to match Microsoft Edge.
What makes Microsoft Edge better?
Microsoft utilizes a cloud-based technology called SmartScreen that provides superior protection for all its users. Google uses the Safe Browsing API which also protects its users. Below is a chart that will help you understand the variations between the two technologies.
Note: The data below can be found on the NSS Labs website.
The figure above shows that the Microsoft SmartScreen technology dominates over the Google safe browsing API.
Can you get SmartScreen Technology for Google Chrome?
After working with Chrome for long, you may not want to migrate to another browser. However, you still need to get the best protection technology available to curb malicious attacks. Microsoft has built an extension that allows Google Chrome users to enjoy the SmartScreen technology. The extension provides an additional layer of protection that is powered by the same intelligence found in Edge. The Google Chrome extension is called Windows Defender Browser Protection. You can find out more on the Microsoft website by following the link below:
How to install Windows Defender Browser Protection
Click on the link below to go to Google Chrome store.
You then need to type and search ‘Windows Defender Browser Protection’ on the search bar. Click ‘Add to Chrome’ on the first result as shown in the image below:
You now need to click on ‘Add extension’ on the prompt box that appears at the top of your browser.
Find the extension icon as shown in the image below and click on it. You need to ensure that the switch is toggled to ‘ON’ to enjoy superior protection from Microsoft.
You can now enjoy top-notch security technology from Microsoft on Google Chrome. Feel free to share your feedback on the comments section below.