How to Run a Safety Check on Google Chrome.


We’re used to running antivirus scans on our computers, but that doesn’t cover your online security.Google Chrome offers a tool that allows you to perform similar checks to secure your web browsing. This is how to run a security check on Chrome.

Open the Google Chrome web browser on your Windows 10, Mac, Chrome OS, or Linux computer and tap the three-dot menu button in the upper corner.

Head to “Settings” from the drop-down menu.

Visit Google Chrome settings

Scroll down to find the “Safety Check” option . click the “Check Now” option in blue.

Find Safety Check setting in Google Chrome

Google Chrome will launch the “Safety Check” test.It can take you anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.

Safety Check on Google Chrome

Make sure that the browser app is on the latest version to protect against the latest Internet viruses and that all of your installed third-party extensions are harmless.

When the safety check is complete, Chrome will pull down shortcuts for anything that might require your urgent attention, such as reviewing compromised credentials.

Run Safety Check on Google Chrome

You can also run the Safety Check again after taking the recommended steps to ensure that your new security settings are active.