How To Add Startup Password in Google Chrome

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Are you worried about the stored password in your browser? If you have a habit of storing passwords in the browser, there is a possibility that someone having access to your system can misuse your online accounts by that saved password. Not just your saved password, but other people can check your download history and web history. This is not actually good for your privacy.

If you want to protect your browser data from stalkers, you can simply add a startup password. This will prevent unauthorized access to your web browser.

Google Chrome does not come with this feature, but you can use available Chrome extensions to get the work done.

PassBrow – Password for Chrome is a paid extension that can help you in this case. The price is too small for the feature it offers. It is compatible with desktop and Android. So, It is the extension that can do what you are looking for.

After you have downloaded the extension, simply enable it to protect your browser and hence your browsing activity. You can also enable it for Incognito mode if you want.

You will have to create an account, set security question and alphanumeric password. Don’t forget this password otherwise, you will be locked out of your own browser. The extension keeps your information in an encrypted file.

PassBrow Authenticator is a Google Play that works with Android phone and protects the Chrome for Android.

After enabling this extension, it will ask you to enter the password each time you open the browser. You also have a keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + 9 to immediately block access to your browser.

It works fine with Chrome for Windows, Mac, and Android. There is no iPhone app available.

PassBrow works fine and keeps your browsing activities safe. This extension just prevents the access but gets no access to your browsing data. It only shows ads in the mobile app but no adware like behavior to worry.

If you want to protect your Chrome from prying eyes, you can download it from Chrome web store and add a startup password.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.

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