How to make Google Chrome browser more secure

Chrome has a wide variety of features included in it. Chrome also supports adding third-party browser extensions, applications, software compatibility, etc which is of great use. These can be very helpful but also might be of great risk. If not used securely there are chances of data breaches. To help browse safely and securely Chrome has built-in features. This article contains a few steps to keep your browser safer on your device. Follow them and avoid most of the issues that occur due to insecure browsing.


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1. Choose Enhanced Protection For Browsing

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and click on the three dots that are at the top right corner

Step 2: From the appeared list click on Settings

 

Settings

 

Step 3: On the left side click on Privacy and Security

 

Privacy Security

 

Step 4: Select the option Security that is on the right side

 

Security

 

Step 5: Under safe browsing, choose enhanced protection by clicking on the radio button beside it. This will have safe and secure browsing options that will be listed below once selected.

 

Enhanced

 

2. Check If It Is an Insecure Website

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and type the required website in the Chrome search bar

Step 2: To check if the entered website is secure or not, at the top left of the browser you will find the lock symbol

 

Lock

 

Step 3: If you do not see the lock symbol then the website is not secure and it is not using https

Step 4: Here in the below image you can see the pop up saying connection is secure

 

Connection Secure


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Step 5: If you click on connection is secure option you can see the description of it.

 

Connection

 

3. Always Keep The Chrome Updated

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and click on the three dots at the top right side of the browser

Step 2: From the appeared list click on Help

 

Help

 

Step 3: In the fly out option select About Google Chrome

 

About Chrome

 

Step 4: In the opened window you should see Chrome is up to date with latest version.

 

Chrome Version

 

4. Enable Two Step Verification

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and click on your Google account profile at the top right corner

Step 2: Click on manage your google account button

 

Manage Account

 

Step 3: At the left click on security

 

Security Option

 

Step 4: Make sure 2-step verification is on

 

Verify

 

Step 3: So that when you log in or log out it will send you a text message

Step 4: Also make sure you will frequently change the account password so that your account is always safe.

 

5. Check For Bad Extensions, Data Breaches And More

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and click on the three dots at the top right side of the browser

Step 2: From the appeared list click on Settings

 

Settings

 

Step 3: On the left click on privacy and security

 

Privacy Security

 

Step 4: At the right side, under safety check click on Check now button that is beside Chrome can help keep you safe from data breaches, bad extensions, and more

 

Check Now

 

Step 5: It will identify if there are any data breaches, browser updates, or any malicious websites

 

6. Clean Your Computer

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and click on the three dots at the top right side of the browser

Step 2: From the appeared list click on Settings

 

Settings

 

Step 3: On the left side, click on Reset and clean up

 

Reset

 

Step 4: Click on clean up computer

 

Clean Up

 

Step 5: Then click on Find

 

Find


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Step 6: It will take a few minutes to finish the process, if your system is not affected by any viruses then it will show No harmful software found.

 

7. Clear Browser History, Cookies And Caches

Step 1: Open the Chrome browser and click on the three dots at the top right side of the browser

Step 2: From the appeared list click on Settings

 

Settings

 

Step 3: On the left, click on Privacy and security

 

Privacy Security

 

Step 4: Click on clear browsing data

 


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Browse Data

 

Step 5: In the basic tab, select the time range to be all time

Step 6: Select browsing history, cookies and other sites data, cached images and files by clicking on the checkbox beside them

All Time

 

Step 7: Then click on clear data button

 

Clear Data

 

Step 8: Also go to the advanced tab, select the time range to be all time

Step 9: Select browsing history, download history, cookies and other sites data, cached images and files by clicking on the checkbox beside them

 

Advanced

 

Step 10: Then click on clear data button.

 

Cleardata

 

 

8. Know About Incognito Mode

Most of them think Incognito mode is safe and secure way to browse and no data is stored. But only browsing data, cookies and site data and information entered in forms are not saved. Still websites you visit and few information can be saved.

 

Incognito

 

9. Use Extensions Carefully

Few extensions added on your device can also see the website you visited, view your passwords etc. So not every browser extension is safe. Some can cause serious damage so use the extensions wisely. Think and then install the browser extensions so that only safe extensions are used and the data is not misused from your device.

 

That’s it! I hope the above information is useful. Thank you!!

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