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Google Chrome Security

Google Chrome web browser has a lot of features for increased security. Here we will discuss the initial Google Chrome Security Settings. These Google Chrome security settings help to protect your computer form spyware, malware and viruses. They also help to protect your private information from other people.

This video also describes about the privacy in Google Chrome web browser.

 

   

Google Chrome Malware Protection Settings

The Google Chrome web browser comes with a Safe Browsing feature. That feature help to increase Google Chrome security against malware. It's enabled when you select the 'Enable phishing and malware detection' option and is designed to protect your computer and your privacy. By default your Google Chrome web browser has already enabled this feature but you can disable or enable this feature as you wish. The following steps show you how.

Step 1:
Once you open the web browser, Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 2:
Click "Options" button.

Google Chrome Option button.

Step 3:
Under "Google Chrome Options" window select 'Under the Hood" tab.

Step 4:
Under Security section if you want to enable this feature put a tick mark for "Enable phishing and malware protection".

Google Chrome malware protection enable

If you want to disable this feature remove tick mark in "Enable phishing and malware protection".

Google Chrome malware protection disable.

Google Chrome Pop ups Settings

Pop-up ads or popups are a form of online advertising on the World Wide Web intended to attract web traffic or capture email addresses. It works when certain web sites open a new web browser window to display advertisements. Some pop-ups messages are used to get viruses onto your computer. They will cause to harm your Google Chrome browser and computer settings. So by default Google Chrome blocks pop-ups. When you visit a web site which wants to display a pop up, Google Chrome will notify to you that there is a pop up message. You can choose to remove this notify message if you would rather not see it.

Step 1:
Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 2:
Click "Options" button.

Google Chrome Option button.

Step 3:
Under "Google Chrome Options" window select 'Under the Hood" tab.

 

Step 4:
Under the "Web Content" section remove the tick mark at the beginning of "Notify me when a pop-up is blocked".

Google Chrome pop up notify massage remove.

Google Chrome Password Manage Settings

Google Chrome can save user names and passwords for websites you sign into. It can then autofill the sign-in fields when you next visit these websites. To save your user name and password Google Chrome asks you after you submit a user name and password to a site.

If you click "Save password" button in the message, your password is saved. But the important thing to remember is if you are saving your passwords, other people can easily access your accounts. If you press "Never for this site" button in the message your password is not saved and you will not be asked again. If you want to remove this message so it never shows in the future, you can follow these steps.

Step 1:
Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 2:
Click "Options" button.

Google Chrome Option button.

 

Step 3:
Under "Google Chrome Options" window select "Minor Tweaks" tab.

 

Step 4:
Under Passwords section put a tick mark for "Never save passwords" section. Finally click the close button.

Google Chrome Cookies Settings

Cookies are files created by websites you've visited in order to store browsing information, such as your preferences for the website or profile information. It's important to be aware of your cookie settings because cookies can allow websites to track your navigation during your visit to the website and can decrease Google Chrome security. The Google Chrome web browser can adjust the level of permission for cookies from websites you visit, by following these steps:

Step 1:
Click "Customize and Control Google Chrome" menu.

Customize and Control Google Chrome menu.

Step 2:
Click "Options" button.

Google Chrome Option button.

Step 3:
Under "Google Chrome Options" window select 'Under the Hood" tab.

 

Step 4:
Under the "Under the Hood" tab you will find a security section. Now you can see 'Cookie settings' drop-down menu where you can select one of the following:

  • 'Allow all cookies': This is the default setting in Google Chrome cookies. This option lets first-party and third-party websites set and receive cookies on webpages you visit. First-party cookies are set by the website you're visiting. Third-party cookies are set by websites that have items embedded in the website you're visiting, such as advertisements, pictures, or videos. When you next visit the website, first-party and third-party cookie information is sent back to the respective websites.
  • 'Restrict how third-party cookies can be used': First-party and third-party Google Chrome cookies can be set by the website you're visiting and websites that have items embedded in the website you're visiting. But when you next visit the website, only first-party cookie information is sent to the website. Third-party Google Chrome cookies information isn't sent back to the websites that originally set the third-party cookies.
  • 'Block all cookies': Prevent all Google Chrome cookies from being set by first-party and third-party websites. This will prevent most websites that require you to sign in from working.

Google Chrome cookies settings section.

Step 5:
Finally click the close button.