An American tech Giant, Microsoft has released its antivirus protection to Google’s Chrome browser. Google’s web browser already take cares of malware sites and warns users against visiting phishing sites, so there doesn’t appear to be much explanation behind Microsoft to release a Chrome add-on that does likewise.
Microsoft released the extension includes a list of malicious URLs that will be blocked in Google Chrome and the reason behind Microsoft’s latest move is to stop malware being loaded onto PCs from malicious sites.
Microsoft clarified, “The Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Google Chrome allows you to add an additional layer of protection when browsing online, powered by the same trusted intelligence found in Microsoft Edge.”
The tech giant claims that its antivirus efficiency is far better than others compared to 87 percent and 70 percent for Firefox so when user have concerned about malicious links then its extension offers additional protection. Microsoft’s chrome extension is available from the Chrome Web Store.
According to the figures from sources information which states that Microsoft’s modern browser has yet to attract more than five percent of the world’s browser users. Rumors said Microsoft’s new Defender extension will break Chrome’s dominance over desktop browsing on Windows but some of the Chrome users will get a chance to see whether company’s extra layer of security makes a difference.
Apart from this, the company was planning to release Windows 10 update last week but last minute it delayed the release over Blue Screen of Death issues. Instead of fixing the bug the company has issued a new build with a cumulative update via Windows Update.