Windows Defender Browser Protection is a Google Chrome extension that extends the capabilities of Windows Defender for added protection against phishing, malicious websites, and more.
Windows Defender Browser Protection is designed to help protect you against online threats of all kinds. These threats include links in phishing emails and websites that are set up with the clandestine purpose of tricking you into downloading and installing malicious software that can harm your machine.
If you are unlucky enough to click a malicious link in an email or navigate to a malicious website, you could wind up disclosing financial, personal, or other sensitive information. And in some cases, the website hosts all sorts of malware. Windows Defender Browser Protection actively checks it against a continually updated list of malicious URLs that are known to Microsoft. If you attempt to navigate to a malicious link that matches one on the list, Windows Defender Browser Protection will show a red warning screen. This screen lets you know that the web page you are about to visit is known to be harmful, allowing you back to safety with one click. Additionally, you can also report a malicious site right from the app, but make sure the reporting is accurate information as there is a verification process - and it is Microsoft, so they will certainly know who you are!
Windows Defender Browser Protection Features:
- Continuously updated list of reported harmful sites - Protects against phishing sites and socially engineered malware sites - A real-time indicator of harmful sites and website status