Recently, Google has taken center stage in showcasing the power of “Enhanced Safe Browsing” within its Gmail applications. By activating this feature, users gain an invaluable shield against the constant threat of malicious websites, software, and phishing attempts, all in real-time.
According to Google, activating the “Enhanced Safe Browsing” feature offers users a heightened level of safeguarding by providing swifter and proactive defense against hazardous extensions, websites, and downloads. This seamless functionality operates automatically and improves security within Google Chrome and Gmail, enhancing overall user protection.
Stay Ahead of Cyber Threats: Google’s Aggressive Promotion of Enhanced Safe Browsing on Gmail
Making its debut in Chrome 3 years ago, Enhanced Safe Browsing has revolutionized web security by delivering instantaneous, real-time protections. In contrast to its ordinary equivalent, this improved version works by continuously comparing the URLs of visited websites to a local list that is updated every 30 minutes. This comprehensive list is widely utilized by numerous other applications and browsers, solidifying its reputation as a go-to security resource.
By opting to activate Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account, you empower yourself with an added layer of protection. Once enabled, Enhanced Safe Browsing diligently shields you from potential threats. While you’re signed in it significantly enhances your security within the realms of Gmail and Google Chrome.
Since its initial rollout last week, the prompt has been gradually making its way to an increasing number of users. Take a look at the prompt –
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You can either enable “Enhanced Safe Browsing” by clicking on Continue or in case you didn’t encounter this prompt you can do it manually too.
Enable Enhanced Safe Browsing Manually
Step 1: Open your Gmail and from the top right corner of the screen tap on the ‘dotted square’ icon.
Step 2: Now click on Account.
Step 3: From the left side of the screen click on Security.
Step 4: Now on to the right side of the screen, scroll down, look for the Enhanced Safe browsing option, and click on Manage Enhanced Safe Browsing.
Step 5: Toggle on the switch.
Google said that it may take up to 24 hours for the setting to take effect and become operational.
While Enhanced Safe Browsing provides a commendable solution, users must still adhere to fundamental practices to ensure robust online protection. This entails exercising caution by refraining from downloading software from untrusted sources and diligently verifying URLs for legitimacy. Have you enabled this feature or not then do it now?