Manage Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account

Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account can help provide more protection against phishing and malware across Google Chrome and Gmail.

How Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account works

Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account works automatically in the background to provide faster, proactive protection against dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions.
If you choose to turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account, Enhanced Safe Browsing keeps you safe when you’re signed in and improves your security in Google Chrome and Gmail.
Information Enhanced Safe Browsing uses
To help protect your account and data, Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account checks for risky:
  • URLs
  • Downloads
  • Browser extensions
  • System information
  • Small sample of pages
How Enhanced Safe Browsing uses this information
Google:
  • Uses information from Enhanced Safe Browsing to improve your security in Google Chrome and Gmail when you're signed in.
  • Temporarily associates information from Enhanced Safe Browsing with your Google Account when you’re signed in to help protect you across Google apps.
How this information helps with security
Google uses this information to help:
  • Provide real-time security scanning to warn you about or block dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions.
  • Improve Google’s ability to detect and protect against phishing and malware for you and everyone on the web.
  • Give you better protection from dangerous links across Google apps.

Manage Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account

  1. Go to your Google Account.
  2. On the left, select Security.
  3. Scroll to “Enhanced Safe Browsing for your Account.”
  4. Select Manage Enhanced Safe Browsing.
  5. Turn Enhanced Safe Browsing on or off. 
    • If you turn on Enhanced Safe Browsing for your account, Enhanced Safe Browsing in Chrome will also be turned on when:
    • If you turn off Enhanced Safe Browsing in your account:
      • It may take up to 24 hours for this setting change to complete.
      • Google Safe Browsing continues to help protect you from dangerous websites, downloads, and extensions
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