Google is working on a Safety check feature that will allow users scan the browser for security issues. This article explains how to do a Safety check.
Safety check is currently available in the Canary version of Chrome. It might take a few weeks before this feature is released in the Stable version.
What is included in a Safety check?
Google Chrome’s Safety check currently includes the following:
- Updates – Checks if you are using the latest version of Chrome.
- Passwords – Scans your stored passwords and gives a list of compromised passwords.
- Safe browsing – Checks if Safe browsing is up to date.
- Extensions – Checks for any harmful extensions.
How to do a Safety check
To perform a Safety check on Chrome:
- Open Chrome Settings (chrome://settings)
- Locate Safety check.
- Click Check now.
- Chrome will now perform a Safety check and display recommendations.
What do after a Safety Check
Google Chrome will give your recommended actions based on scan results. This might include:
- Update Google Chrome
- Update Safe Browsing settings
- Remove harmful extensions
- Change compromised passwords.
Here is an example of compromised passwords alert:
You can either remove the password from Chrome or click the Change password link to visit the website to change it.