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Phishing and Malware protection in Google chrome
The Google Chrome web browser comes with a lot of security features incorporated within it. In this tutorial, we will guide you on Phishing and Malware protection settings.
Phishing is a fraudulent process in the field of Internet security that involves deceiving of people into disclosing sensitive and confidential information (for e.g. Credit card details, passwords, usernames, account details etc.) by means of a fake E-mail that appears to come from a well-known genuine organization (e.g. a bank).
A Malware is a small piece of malicious software that is designed to access a system and its resources without the knowledge of its concerned owner. Malware includes viruses, Trojan horses, worms, adware, spyware, crimeware etc. The Malware protection feature incorporated with Google Chrome enhances the security against various malware.
By default, the Phishing and Malware protection is already enabled in Google Chrome Browser. However, you can enable or disable this feature as per your wish. The following steps show you how.
1) On the Toolbar of your browser, click on the Wrench icon and then from the drop down menu, click on Options.
2) In the Google Chrome Options window thus opened, select Under the Hood panel.
3) Under the Under the Hood panel, in the Privacy category, do any of the following.
a. If you want to disable Phishing and Malware protection, De-select the check box that says Enable phishing and malware protection.
b. If you want to enable Phishing and malware protection, leave the check box Phishing and malware protection selected.
4) Click on Close to exit from the Google Chrome Options window.
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