How to protect Google Chrome Browser with password

By on Sunday, April 20, 2014

Now a days internet is everywhere, and people can surf the net using various browsers like Google Chrome,Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer etc. Out of all the browsers existing, Chrome and Firefox are widely used.

If you are the only user of your computer, then no need to worry about browsing history,settings and all, but if it is a shared system you need to take necessary precautions to keep your private data safe.One way to protect your settings and stuff is by protecting your browser with a password. Unfortunately no browser will provide a setting to lock your browser with a password.

In this article, we describe a procedure and an extension using which you can protect your browsing history and other private information by setting password to your browser.


ChromePW is an extension for chrome users to protect their browsers from others.It allows the users to lock the browser with password.

How to Setup Password Protection to Chrome Browser?

Step 1: Download and install ChromePW extension. You can download ChromePW from below Link.


Step 2: Once the installation is complete, it displays a message as shown below indicating that the installation was successful. Before using it you need to make some configurations. Click on OK to move to ChromePW setup.

Step 3: To make ChromePW extension work on Incognito mode, you need to tick the check-box as shown below.

Step 4: Now it moves you to another window that contains FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions) related to improving the security of the browsers along with the answers. If you want you can save all those FAQ's and answers. If you are not using a Windows Operation System, then select the appropriate Operating System from the drop down as shown below.

Step 5: Once selecting Operating System is completed, click on Next and you will see Extension security settings. It has 4 widgets and each of them have some settings.

Step 6: Now, type the password twice as shown below and you can also enter a hint word, which would be helpful in case, when you forgot your password. Click on Save to turn on Password Protection. You can set automatic lock for your browser, so that it will automatically lock your browser with the password protection.

Step 7: You should enable security mode so that it protects Chromepw extension from being terminated by the task manager.

Step 8: You can also block websites from this extension and you can reset this extension settings and password by clicking on Reset button.

If you have any problems while installing this application, please leave a comment below.

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