There’s no official announcement that I can find, but Microsoft has released a Windows Defender Browser Protection extension for Google Chrome. It appears to look and work much like the anti-malware and anti-phishing technology that is built into Microsoft’s own web browsers.
You can find out a bit about the extension from its listing on the Chrome Web Store. But I did find a Microsoft website that describes it in more detail as well.
“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 site notes. “The extension alerts you about known malicious links, and gives you a clear path back to safety.”
I’m installing the extension now and will see how well it works. But based on my experiences with this technology in IE and Edge, it should work pretty well.
You can Windows Defender Browser Protection for Google Chrome from the Chrome Web Store. It’s free.
Thanks to WalkingCat for discovering this.