Microsoft ported Windows Defender Browser Protection Extension to Google chrome which provides users an additional layer of security.
Windows Defender Browser Protection extension alerts user’s against online threats, such as links in phishing emails and websites designed to trick you into downloading and installing malicious software that can harm your computer.
According to NSS Labs 2017 Web Browser Security test by determining the block rate and protection, the Microsoft Edge browser blocked an average of 92.3% of phishing URLs; Google Chrome blocked an average of 74.5% of phishing URLs, and Mozilla Firefox blocked an average of 61.1% of phishing URLs.
By adding this extension Microsoft allows Chrome users use its malicious database URL. If you click on to a malicious URL that tricked you to the payment card details or website hosts malware the extension will check malicious URLs.
If the URL found in the malicious URL database it will alert the user showing a red screen warning indicates that you are to visit a harmful page.
Chrome already provides the security service on its own, but Microsoft claims windows defender protecting against 99 percent of the phishing attacks.
According to NSS Labs Consistency of Protection test Edge‘s protection averages between 66.7% and 100%, it is the test where the new phishing URL’s are added daily.
Also, the extension full control that allows you to turn windows defender protection on or off. It will be a very useful extension for users and it provides an additional layer of security.
Windows Defender Browser Protection extension is available from Chrome Web Store now.