Enhance Your Privacy and Security Settings in Google Chrome

Posted January 22, 2015 by Vishwanath Dalvi in Browsers, Google

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Google Chrome is currently the reigning champ of the web browser war, but it is not optimally pre-configured. Follow the steps in this tutorial to use Chrome’s expanded settings to power up the performance and increase the degree of security.

Enable Phishing and Malware Protection

Once you enable phishing and malware protection in Google Chrome, it will warn you if you visit a malware infected or phishing website with messages such as The Website Ahead Contains Malware! or Reported Phishing Website Ahead!

Do Not Track Request

If you check the Do Not Track Request option, third-party websites will not be able to use your browsing patterns to show advertisements and other content based on your search history.

Follow these instructions to enable the privacy options for secure internet browsing:

1. Click on the Main Settings button on upper-right corner.
2. Click on Settings in the context menu which appears.
3. Scroll down, and click on Show advanced settings….
4. Under Privacy, check the box to Enable phishing and malware protection.
5. Also, check the option Send a “Do Not Track” request with browsing traffic.

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About Vishwanath Dalvi

Vishwanath Dalvi is a gifted engineer and tech enthusiast. He enjoys music, magic, movies, and gaming. When not hacking around or supporting the open source community, he is trying to overcome his phobia of dogs.
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