How to Report Phishing and Malicious Websites in Google Chrome

Google now makes it much easier to report “suspicious websites” in Chrome. Websites you might want to report include phishing websites, sites hosting malware, and similar bad things. Google will use these reports to block websites for everyone.

This new official browser extension reports bad websites to Google Safe Browsing. That’s a service used by web browsers like Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox to proactively block malicious websites. Whenever you visit a website, your web browser checks that it doesn’t match a list of known-bad sites and gives you a warning message if it does. Think of it like antivirus software with definitions—but it blocks bad websites.

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