How to do a Safety Check using Chrome

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Did you know that Google Chrome can run a quick Safety Check on your computer? Here’s how to do it.

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Open Chrome, and click the 3 dots in the top right, and choose Settings.

Then, scroll down to the Safety Check session and click on “Check now”.

Chrome Safety Check

Chrome will take a few seconds and check for:

  1. Is Chrome up to date?
  2. Are there unsafe passwords stored in Chrome? (My recommendation is that you don’t store ANY passwords in Chrome or any other browser.)
  3. Is browsing protection enabled?
  4. Is Chrome running any malicious extensions?
  5. Is there harmful software running on your computer?

This is what the results on my computer looked like:

Chrome Safety Check results

If you’re practicing safe computing, and your computer is properly protected, the Chrome Safety Check shouldn’t find any problems. If the Safety Check does alert you to something that needs to be fixed, and you’re not sure what to do, contact me.

Keep in mind, this is a very basic checkup. Your computer may have problems or security issues that would not be detected by this Chrome process. Be sure to have good security on your computer, and make sure all your software is kept up to date (this can be automated).

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