How to enable Real-Time Phishing Protection on Chrome

Google just released a new update to chrome, Chrome 79. The update brings a few security and performance enhancement you should turn on right now.

For this to work, you have to have the latest update for chrome which is chrome 79.x.x.x. To check which version of chrome you are on, click the triple-dot icon in the upper-right corner of your desktop browser, click on Help, click on “About Google Chrome,” and summon that update for your system. (Go ahead and update your Android or iOS apps, too.)

Watch out for these different settings you can tweak in order for Chrome 79’s new performance and security enhancements to work. These settings are vague and, in some cases, completely buried, so it’s worth spending a few minutes to check and make sure you’re set up to take advantage of Chrome 79’s latest tweaks.

How to enable Real-Time Phishing Protection on Chrome

Even if you are smart enough to avoid websites that are blatant misrepresentations of actual websites you’d want to visit,  it never hurts to have all the protection against phishing you can get. You never know when some websites might be just clever enough to

To make sure you’re getting these phishing updates as quickly as possible, you’ll want to enable the ambiguous “Make searches and browsing better” option in the “Sync and Google services” section of your Chrome Settings.

Here is how to do it

  1. Open Chrome
  2. Click on the Chrome menu button. The three dots on the top right corner of chrome
  3. Click on Sync and Google services. The first option.
  4. Scroll down and find “Make searches and browsing better”
  5. Make sure it is enabled. If it’s not, click on the switch to enable it. It shows blue when turned on