How To: Chrome Privacy and Security Settings

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Google Chrome has security measures in place to help protect you as you browse the web.

Follow these steps to adjust these settings:

  1. Click the drop-down menu from the right side of the browser toolbar and select Settings.
  2. Select Show advanced settings at the bottom of the web page.
  • Phishing and malware protection
    This option is enabled by default in the Privacy section. When enabled, Google Chrome warns you if it detects that the site you’re trying to visit is suspected of phishing or containing malware.
  • SSL certificates and settings
    Click Manage certificates in the HTTPS/SSL section to manage your SSL certificates and settings.
  • Web content settings
    Click Content settings in the Privacy section to adjust your permissions for cookies, images, JavaScript, plug-ins, pop-ups, and location sharing. All web content, except for pop-ups, are allowed by default. For more information about cookies, see the Managing Browser Cookies how to article.

3. Click Close when you’re done, if you’re using Windows or Linux.

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Jared Howe

Jared Howe is PRIVATE WiFi’s Senior Manager, Product Marketing Communications. Working in high tech for over 15 years, Jared currently lives in Seattle with his wife, daughter, and their two cats.

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