What is Browsing Protection?

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Browsing Protection (known as Safe Browsing on mobile devices) blocks harmful and suspicious websites to ensure the safety of your computer and personal data. For example, unwanted web pages can be blocked with a "block page" notification.

It also adds a reputation rating icon before each link on your search result page, even when HTTPS is used. This helps you avoid harmful and suspicious websites even before clicking on them. This feature is available for Google, Yahoo and Bing! search engines.

For Windows and Mac, Browsing Protection by F-Secure is a browser extension (add-on) that is part of F-Secure SAFE. The extension is available for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Edge and Safari. The extension is automatically installed when you install F-Secure SAFE on your computer, and for most web browsers, the Browsing Protection extension needs to be switched on separately when you open up your selected browser for the first time.

When the extension is switched on in your browser, Browsing Protection keeps your browsing and internet banking safe by supporting both encrypted (HTTPS) and non-encrypted (HTTP) traffic.

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