How to enable Safe Browsing in Google Chrome

How to enable Safe Browsing in Google Chrome 1
Safe Browsing settings in Google Chrome

It is important to ensure you are browsing safely while surfing the internet. Fortunately, Google Chrome has a built-in setting to help you to secure your browsing. In this post, I’ll walk you through the Safe browsing settings in Google Chrome to help enhance your browser security.

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Google Chrome provides several options to improve your browsing experience. You can choose to have enhanced protection to ensure proactive protection again dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions.

You can also choose to use secure DNS like Google Public DNS, CleanBrowsing for family filter, OpenDNS, or award-winning CloudFlare (1.1.1.1) secure DNS.

Important: Some settings may require your browsing data to be sent to Google for analysis.

See also how to set up Google Public DNS in Windows 10.

How to enable Safe Browsing in Google Chrome

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  1. Launch Google Chrome web browser.
  2. Click on the three-vertical dots on the top right of Google Chrome window.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Privacy and security.
  5. Click Security.
  6. Under Safe Browsing section, select Enhanced protection.
    • Enhanced protection: Faster, proactive protection against dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions. Warns you about password breaches. Requires browsing data to be sent to Google.
    • Standard protection: Standard protection against websites, downloads, and extensions that are known to be dangerous.
    • No protection (Not recommended): Does not protect you against dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions. You’ll still get Safe Browsing protection, where available, in other Google services, like Gmail and Search.
  7. Under Advanced section, turn on Always use secure connection — Upgrade navigations to HTTPS and warn you before loading sites that don’t support it.
  8. Under Advanced section, turn on Use Secure DNS and
    • Select With your current service provider if you trust them. Or
    • Select With and use the drop-down menu to choose any secure DNS that you preferred.
  9. Close the Settings tab.

This is probably the most secure setting you can have in Google Chrome. If you have any suggestions, let me know in the comment below.

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