Microsoft’s Windows Defender not only secures Windows, but also the Edge browser and other Microsoft products. Now the company has released Windows Defender extension for Chrome.
Which will not only available to Windows, but also for Mac and Linux users. As per the description, the extension protects users from malicious links and alerts them when it finds phishing emails or links to websites that scam users into downloading malware or other harmful software.
Chrome is on the way to make it secure and safe but Microsoft insists that compared to dedicated features in Chrome and Firefox, the Windows Defender extension is much more accurate. It said that Chrome offers protection in 87 % and Firefox in 70%, Windows Defender protects users in 99%.
It uses up-to-date list of URLs which have been reported as malicious. So, the extension should provide additional support, in case you are careless with malicious links or have kids or older people use your computer and want to avoid any attack.
It, will be a great relief for Mac users who have been concerned about the rising number of phishing and ransomware attacks in macOS.