Safe Browsing?

Aspirant

Safe Browsing?

How do I check if Safe Browsing is working on Chrome/Android? It says it is on, but how do I check? Should anything be displayed in the address bar or in search results?

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Superuser

Re: Safe Browsing?

No it stays in the background and kicks in when needed
Aspirant

Re: Safe Browsing?

so there's no way to test it?

Superuser

Re : Safe Browsing?

may I take the liberty to remind that a useful reply deserves a kudo ? this to your appreciation...

Superuser

Re: Safe Browsing?


@registradus wrote:

so there's no way to test it?


You could search for something like 'keygens', 'warez', or something else dodgy, and you should see the ratings on the search results.  Otherwise, I think it's a matter of trusting it, a bit like the airbags on your car.  Smiley Wink

Superuser

Re: Safe Browsing?

Hello,

 

This is also based on points... what you want to check.

There was helpful page : https://community.f-secure.com/t5/F-Secure-SAFE/How-to-test-Anti-Virus-and/m-p/47395

Mainly about desktops.....

 

But if you want to re-check if Safe Browser will block malicious harmful pages... so there have some good points for test it.

Under the previous URL was some of places, where you able to get some of test pages.  F-Secure test page or under some of services.

With some of services (where page is not malicious, but security companies have rating for block it).... also can be test-checks for malicious file downloading or other. For android.

 

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If you want to re-check other features like Content Blocker or other....  there required more steps.

Aspirant

Re: Safe Browsing?

yeah the links on that page were both 404. and the other just said "unsafe" but didn't trigger anything. so I'm not sure if it's the page or the browsing detection that isn't working
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Superuser

Re: Safe Browsing?

Hello

If you want a real world test just browse warez sites, porn and their kins. On the safe side, have a peek here https://www.raymond.cc/blog/test-the-effectiveness-of-your-antivirus-firewall-and-hips-software/

Superuser

Re: Safe Browsing?

Hello,

 

Yes... first URLs not available (and latest URL).

 

The URL, which give the "unsafe" (F-Secure test page) ... yes... this is just page . Smiley Sad

This is blocked normally by desktops F-Secure SAFE/FS Protection and normally blocked by my Windows Phone ... FS Protection Safe Browser; (so I thought that with Android too, but with my experience after your reply...  Android FS Protection do not blocked this page).

 

So... I also not sure already :) if Android should to block this page (or not - just because this is just safe/test page. so proper rating can be just with not just test pages - but I not check it more on current time... about malicious-rated pages);

 

Aspirant

Re: Safe Browsing?

I checked the 'Statistics' and it reports that zero sites have been scanned. So I guess it's not working...