Let’s talk about the new Microsoft Windows Defender Browser Protection to foster the browser phishing security while browsing the internet from clicking on malicious and harmful links in Chrome browser. Microsoft browser, Edge is not gaining popularity as much as Chrome browser. However, Microsoft just pushed out the new extension to Chrome for free to help increase the protection level of the browser without interfering with Chrome built-in online protection.
If you have the Microsoft Edge browser running on your Windows OS you will found that that the newly introduced Microsoft Windows Defender Browsers Protection for Chrome is called “SmartScreen” in Edge browser while it’s not given a specific name in Chrome.
Meanwhile, the Windows Defender extension for Chrome is only Chrome browser on Windows OS [Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 & Windows 10.1]. The extension is not supported to Windows running Chrome OS. So, if you are using a Chrome OS you will not be able to use this phishing extension for Chrome browser.
When you download and install the new Chrome phishing extension you will be notified with a red alert of dangerous and harmful links with a way to go to your safe square without falling for the phishing link. Meanwhile, the new Microsoft Windows Defender extension for Chrome does not obstruct your computer Anti-Virus software from blocking malicious and suspected download link when you are browsing the internet. It is just that the Windows Defender extension for Chrome helps to add another layer of security to your Chrome browser.
How to Configure Microsoft Windows Defender Browser Protection for Chrome
The new phishing plugin for Chrome is available for official download in Chrome plugin download store. However, here is a direct link to download the new phishing plugin and how to configure the plugin to work 100% perfect.
1. Visit Chrome extension store and search for “Defender Extension for Chrome” or download directly from this link
2. Click on “Add to Chrome” to start downloading the extension
3. Click on “Add Extension” from the pop up it is just 294K
4. Click on the “Windows Defender Browser Protection” icon to the top of the screen as shown below
5. Toggle to turn the “Windows protection On” to change from grey to blue icon which indicates that the defender is fully activated on that the extension is fully protecting your online activities.
As soon as the web page monitoring icon is enabled the Windows Defender Browsers Protection for Chrome will be fully active and you will be able to identify a phishing email, suspicious link in a browser, suspicious website with a malicious link and a safe back button with a red alert.