Microsoft Defender Browser Protection

Microsoft Defender Browser Protection

Protect yourself against online threats, like phishing and malicious websites, with real-time protection from Microsoft.

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What is Microsoft Defender Browser Protection?

Microsoft Defender Browser Protection is a Chrome extension designed to enhance user security online. It's an active tool against online threats such as malicious websites, and phishing attacks. The extension compares potentially harmful links or websites to a regularly updated list of known threats, warning the user if a match is found. It's designed to prevent unwanted downloads and protect sensitive information. Continual updates ensure evolving protection and performance.

Stats date:
Rating: 4.17 (605)
Version: 1.664 (Last updated: 2023-07-25)
Creation date: 2020-06-02
Manifest version: 3
  • tabs
  • storage
  • webNavigation
Host permissions:
  • https://**
Size: 245.76K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Very low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Firefox
Not available on Edge

Currently supported region(s): United States

The Microsoft Defender Browser Protection extension helps protect you 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.

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, Microsoft Defender Browser Protection will check it against a constantly updated list of malicious URLs known to Microsoft.

If the malicious link matches one on the list, Microsoft Defender Browser Protection will show a red warning screen letting you know that the web page you are about to visit is known to be harmful, giving you a clear path back to safety with one click.

Privacy statement:

• Continuously updated list of reported harmful sites • Protects against phishing sites and socially engineered malware sites • Real-time indicator of harmful sites and website status • V1.62 – Initial Release • V1.63 – Fixed Chromebook issue

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User reviews
User reviews summary
These summaries are automatically generated weekly using AI based on recent user reviews. Chrome Web Store does not verify user reviews, so some user reviews may be inaccurate, spammy, or outdated.
  • Real-time protection against known threat actors
  • Adds an additional layer of security
  • Blocks emerging pages, good for safe browsing
  • Cannot disable or delete the extension once installed
  • False alarms blocking genuine websites
  • Promotion of Microsoft Edge
  • Is not a comprehensive antivirus solution
Most mentioned
  • Blocks genuine websites
  • Promotion of Microsoft Edge
  • Extension can't be disabled or removed
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Risk impact

Microsoft Defender Browser Protection may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Microsoft Defender Browser Protection has earned a good reputation and can be trusted.

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