Google Adds New Protections for Chrome Extensions and Downloads

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Google has added new protections to its Enhanced Safe Browsing feature. Warnings will now be shown when installing Chrome extensions that are not trusted, or when downloading a file that might be dangerous.

Installing a malicious Chrome extension or opening a dangerous file has the potential to infect your computer with malware.

Users are advised to enable Enhanced Safe Browsing, not install Chrome extensions showing a warning, and to scan downloaded files that might be dangerous when prompted by Chrome.

To enable Enhanced Safe Browsing, follow the steps here:
How to Turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing in Google Chrome

Read the full details here:
Google Blog: New protections for Enhanced Safe Browsing users in Chrome