Skip to content

Chrome Default Privacy Settings You Should Change Now

Easy Steps to Make Your Google Chrome More Secure

Your browser is a piece of software on your device that connects you to the Internet – which probably makes it the most important (unless you spend all day “geeking out” over numbers on spreadsheets).

That’s why it’s important for your browser to able to stand up to the online vulnerabilities and security threats.

In the battle of the most popular browsers – Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Safari and Google Chrome – Google Chrome often emerges as the people’s champ, topping the metric charts of both StatCounter and NetMarketShare, the companies who track those things.

Chrome is fast, clean and easy to use and you just can’t go wrong with their search bar!

And with just a few extra steps, you can make sure it’s protecting you at all times.

Scroll down to watch three videos that will show you how to change the default settings, and make Chrome more secure.

Making Google Chrome More Secure

If you use Google Chrome, or you want to try it out, this article will help you explore some of the built-in (and hidden) security and privacy options that come with it.

We’ll use video tutorials to go through the Settings as well as to explore password-protecting your Chrome.


If you’re in a hurry (or have a really short attention span) you can watch this 2-minute video of how to change some of the default/standard security settings on Chrome. You can even go with a “monkey-see, monkey-do” attitude-so with just a few clicks, you’re all set and your browser is more secure.

Now, if you’re the kind of person who reads car and appliance manuals from cover to cover, this video – which runs a little over 10 minutes – will slowly walk you through 11 Chrome Settings and how it will affect your online experience.

What’s cool about it is that most of the settings are hidden and so requires a little bit more tinkering under the hood. It’s really easy to follow though and well worth it.

However, if you’re unsure or worried about changing the default settings of your Chrome browser (you’re probably thinking they must be default for a reason, right?), this 2-minute video tutorial will show you how to password-protect your Chrome browser.

It’s a simple process, but, just so you know, it will require you to type in a password every time you want to use your browser.

You can implement all or none of the suggestions above, or even look for other tips and tricks you can apply to make your browser, and browsing, experience faster and more secure.

As with everything you read on the internet, take the time to carefully consider your options.

At the end of the day, your online experience and the level of security you browse with are what you design them to be.

Related Articles

Related Articles

  • All
  • Easy Prey Podcast
  • General Topics
  • Home Computing
  • IP Addresses
  • Networking
  • Online Privacy
  • Online Safety

Surviving a Romance Scam with Debby Montgomery Johnson

Many are resigned to stay silent about the pain of being scammed, but today’s guest helps empower…

[Read More]

SIM Swapping. Scammers are taking over our smartphones…and text messages too!

Did you know that through a dirty trick called SIM swapping, a scammer could take over your…

[Read More]

About the Website Redesign

I hope you like the redesign and how we’ve improved the website for you. The IP…

[Read More]
Twitter Hack

Twitter Hack Lessons: Employees Often Help Hackers Succeed.

There was huge hack of Twitter in Summer of 2020. with all kinds of surprises. Here’s what…

[Read More]

A Free VPN is Always Better Than Not Using One

A free VPN (a trustworthy one) may be all that you need for more privacy, more security…

[Read More]

On “Giving Tuesday,” Beware of Charity Scams

Take Steps to Protect Your Much-Needed Donations The first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is recognized globally as Giving…

[Read More]