Although Microsoft strives to make Edge the default browser for Windows 10 users, most users will use the Chrome browser. According to market research, the proportion of Chrome browsers currently exceeds 60%, while the proportion of Edge browsers is about 5%. Microsoft also knows the gap between the two. The Windows Defender, an in-house anti-virus software, is used to expand the Chrome browser to create a more secure Internet environment for users.
The company has recently released an extension called Windows Defender Browser Protection that analyzes URLs before users open links to protect users from websites that contain malicious programs.
Microsoft said that it can provide real-time protection for Chrome users, Microsoft promised to be able to resist network tools such as phishing websites and phishing. Microsoft explained: “If you click a malicious link in an email or navigate to a site designed to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information, or a website that hosts malware, Windows Defender Browser Protection will check it against a constantly updated list of malicious URLs known to Microsoft.”
You can download the Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Google Chrome here.