New Windows Defender Extension for Google Chrome

Although Windows Defender is nowhere close to an acceptable anti-virus and you should always have an additional anti-virus installed, Microsoft has added another security feature – Windows Defender Browser protection.

In the spirit of being an inadequate “defender”, it does not confirm via the behaviour/code of the sites you are browsing to is dangerous. However; it does check the URL against a dynamic database of known malicious URLs.

Although this can be bypassed, it will still stop most threats as most hackers prefer to use simple viruses they have downloaded that exploit people without anti-viruses.