If Microsoft Defender SmartScreen determines that a page is malicious, it will show a warning page to notify the user that that site is reported as unsafe. The next screenshot shows an example of a Microsoft Defender SmartScreen warning page when a user tries to open a malicious website.
Microsoft Defender SmartScreen protects users while they browse the Internet by using a reputation check system. Microsoft Edge passes relevant information about the URL or file to the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen service to start the reputation check. The check compares the website or file against dynamic lists of sites and files that are known to be dangerous. All requests to the Microsoft Defender SmartScreen service are made with TLS encryption. The service returns the results of the reputation check, which might lead to Microsoft Edge showing a warning for the site or file. These results are stored locally on the device.
As you browse the web, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen categorizes websites and downloads as top traffic, dangerous, or unknown. Top traffic is popular sites that Microsoft Defender SmartScreen has determined are trustworthy. If you go to a site marked as dangerous, Microsoft Defender SmartScreen immediately blocks you from accessing the site. When you go to an unknown site, Microsoft DefenderSmartScreen checks its reputation to determine if you should access the site.
Each list item of the policy is a string that contains an extension ID and, optionally, an "update" URL separated by a semicolon (;). The extension ID is the 32-letter string found, for example, on edge://extensions when in Developer mode. If specified, the "update" URL should point to an Update Manifest XML document ( =2095043 ). By default, the Microsoft Edge Add-ons website's update URL is used. The "update" URL set in this policy is only used for the initial installation; subsequent updates of the extension use the update URL in the extension's manifest.
This feature checks the Allow notification setting of your Chrome and Edge browsers. When dangerous and suspicious websites are found, the feature changes their notification setting from Allow to Block.
Firefox is one of the more popular secure browsers with frequent feature releases and updates. Some notable features include third-party cookie blocking, fingerprinter blocking, private browsing mode, individual protections report, breached website alerts, and a built-in password manager. The Mozilla Foundation is also a non-profit, so they have no incentive to sell personal data.
If you find a phishing website, scam website, or a website distributing viruses, then you might want to report it. Reporting websites helps take them down and it protects other users on the internet from getting scammed or downloading viruses. Fortunately, there are multiple ways and places that you can report a website.
Social engineering is content that tricks visitors into doing something dangerous, such as revealing confidential information or downloading software. If Google detects that your website contains social engineering content, the Chrome browser may display a "Deceptive site ahead" warning when visitors view your site. You can check if any pages on your site are suspected of containing social engineering attacks by visiting the Security Issues report. 2b1af7f3a8