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Microsoft releases Windows Defender Extension for Chrome to protect users

Windows Defender is jumping into Google's domain

Microsoft releases Windows Defender Extension for Chrome to protect users

Microsoft releases Windows Defender Extension for Chrome to protect users

Microsoft's Windows Defender has been a massive success on PC, so much so that many PC builders don't consider a dedicated anti-virus as an absolute necessity anymore. The program does an admirable job at countering malicious software, but now Microsoft plans to take a more active approach when it comes to system defence. 

Windows Defender is coming to Google's Chrome Browser, arriving as an extension that aims to add an extra layer of protection, especially from phishing attacks. Microsoft estimates that Google Chrome can only protect users from 87% of Phishing attacks by default, whereas Microsoft's Edge browser can protect users from 99% of attacks. 

Microsoft's new Windows Defender Browser extension will make Chome as good as Edge when it comes to protection from phishing, with Microsoft seeming interested in delivering a similar extension to Firefox, which has a 70% protection rate.  

  

Microsoft releases Windows Defender Extension for Chrome to protect users


Microsoft's Google Chrome extension is now available on the Google Chrome Web Store as a free extension, with Microsoft planning to update their list of phishing URLs and strengthen their protection over time. 

This extension is available for Chrome on both Mac and Windows PCs, provided the user's Chrome browser is up-to-date. 

What do you think of Microsoft's entry into the Chrome as a security extension? You can join the discussion on Microsoft's Windows Defender Extension for Chrome on the OC3D Forums

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18-04-2018, 11:30:08

TheF34RChannel
How good or bad is defender to begin with, I've always wondered?Quote

18-04-2018, 11:52:36

Dark NighT
It's good enough for me not to install "free av" like Avast or Avira, I do use scriptblocker to minimize the crap from the internet but still.Quote

18-04-2018, 12:23:46

Darkdayzzz
Microsoft's new Windows Defender Browser extension will make Chome as good as Edge when it comes to protection from phishing

^and Edge being terrible at just about everything else! I can work with this...not sure if I would need to bother using the Defender extension as I already use Adblock / Ublock origin / Scriptblocker / and a few others....I almost no adds unless I've whitelisted a website on them and even then.

I can see the appeal and idea behind this sure but...why wouldn't these same people use adblock / ublock origin/ etc.Quote

21-04-2018, 08:39:08

Thelosouvlakia
Smartscreen has become really really good lately, so if you are using chrome I say it is worth installing, there are videos on youtube comparing edge and chrome in regards of identifying phising sites and malware domains. Edge is doing greatQuote
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