A little over a year ago Google introduced a new browser into the web ecosystem.
This new browser was trying to take the best features of the browsers that previously existed and try to make them fit into one program.
The end result was Google Chrome.
Lack Of Plugins
The browser supplied a mix of speed and power that allowed people to surf the web in a much easier and quicker fashion but the one thing that Google chrome lacked was the ability to surf the web with plugins installed.
Even though for the most part, surfing the web with Google Chrome was safer than the alternative Internet Explorer, it still was not as safe as Firefox with their abilities to have plugins installed.
But now that you can have plugins in Google Chrome, you can use them to make your web experience a safer one.
Here are a couple of ways that you can ensure that happens –
Before I go into the plugins that will make you safer, we must discuss safe web surfing in general.
No matter how many plugins you have on your computer, if you surf the web carelessly then you will still be able to catch an infection on your system.
So you must make sure that you follow several rules that will keep this from happening.
The first thing that you want to do is to make sure that you are careful of which sites that you go.
The second thing is that you want to be sure that you analyze with a virus scanner each program that you download.
It only takes one to be able to bypass your systems naturally security.
So now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk about how you can use Chrome to have a safer web surfing experience.
The first plugin that will allow you to do this is called Flashblock.
A lot of the infections that we get on our computer come from malicious flash files on the pages that we visit.
Of course this is less than .01% of the flash files that are out there but yet the threat still remains.
So to counteract that, we can use a plugin in Chrome that will allow us to stop our computer from running flash files automatically.
We have to give the browser permission to run the files.
This way we can allow flash files to still run but only on sites that we trust.
If the site is new to us, then we keep the security protection on until we are able to trust the site.
Another plugin that will help you keep Chrome a safe browser to use is the Adblock plugin.
Using this plugin was supposed to be more for getting rid of annoying ads but it turns out that it has a serious security purpose as well.
Chrome by default is one of the safest browsers around.
With plugins now available, it becomes even safer.