Our new Chrome browser extension for PCProtect is here.
To improve your safety online, we've created a new browser extension so we're always there when you need us. Firefox, Opera, and Edge are coming soon!
To download your extension, please log in to your PCProtect account and select the "Safe Search" tab from the left-hand side. Click on the "Download Chrome Extension" button. Once the extension is installed, login using the same credentials.
Once you have downloaded the extension, please make sure that it is enabled. To do this, go to chrome://extensions/ and search for PC Protect Web Shield and tick the enabled box shown below.
Once the extension is enabled, you'll see a new icon at the top right-hand corner of the browser. Click on the new icon and sign in with the same login as you use for signing into the app.
To ensure you are fully protected by PCProtect at all times the anti-virus status should show as ‘Active’. If this is disabled, simply select the button to turn on.
In this day and age, it is critical to have a reputable anti-virus product active on your device to secure your online experience.
This tool will scan all of your cookies and remove any advertising and tracking cookies to help keep you more anonymous online.
Sites partner with advertising companies to generate additional revenue. To maximise returns, these sites often add tracking cookies to your browser allowing them to monitor your internet usage and search history. This ensures the ads you see are targeted to you, however, this can be seen as intrusive and an invasion of user privacy.
Private browsing allows you to take your browsing experience incognito. Any search history, cookies or browsing data will be deleted when you close.
Don’t worry, this won’t impact any downloads or bookmarks you create these will be kept. Remember, Private Browsing doesn’t hide your browsing history from your employer, internet provider or the websites you visit but will block third-party cookies.
Instantly clear your internet browsing history, download history, cached files & images and other site data.
An advanced Ad Blocker can provide an improved browsing experience by enhancing loading speed, responsiveness, and security.
Some advertising networks can be prone to hackers which inject ads with malware (malicious software) to infect your device. Ensure you have AdBlocker activate to improve your online experience and safety.
This is where you set up your quick action buttons listed above.