Password Protect Google Chrome Browser with Simple Startup Password

If you want to dig the history of a person, dig the history of his web browser and you will know what kind of person he or she is. All the data in a browser like saved passwords, bookmarks, history are very confidential stuffs and any unauthorized access to these can be fatal. If you are a chrome user you can now safeguard your data by protecting it with a password using Simple Startup Password extension.

Simple Startup Password  is a very simple plugin that protect your browser with startup password. 
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Soon after you install the extension navigate to   to Settings -> Tools –>Extensions and look for Simple Startup Password . To setup the password click on option. Set a password for your browser but make sure you type in correct password before hitting enter because there is no field to re-enter the password.

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Now each time you open Google Chrome you will be asked to authenticate yourself. If you fail to provide the password the browser will close. There is no way in which you can recover the password and thus by any chance you forget your password you will have to reinstall it.

Limitation

  1. You need to be very sure before you set your password as there is no way you can check whether you have typed in correctly.
  2. If you forgot your password by any chance there is no way you can recover it and you will have to reinstall your browser.
  3. The password field is not masked and any one sitting with you will be able to see the password.
  4. If you are quick enough you will be able to press the bookmark button and see all the bookmarks before the plugin loads.

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So what are you waiting for. Download the extension now.

Download Simple Startup Password

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Ashish Mundhra from Siliguri (India) loves exploring the gamut of new developments in the technology field. Once versed with the knowledge, he loves sharing his experiences and experiments with the world.

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  1. nixdagibts says:

    “If you forgot your password by any chance there is no way you can recover it and you will have to reinstall your browser.”

    Just search your Chrome profile folder and navigate to
    …\Default\Extensions\

    Delete this folder and this addon is gone:
    ojoalkffommhmdmbohjphohoejjmgepc

    This extension only stops your grandma but no one else.

  2. Gorta says:

    I’ve been using free encryption utility Rohos Mini Drive to password protect access to my Google Chrome browser. Works fine for me – http://www.rohos.com/2010/12/how-to-password-protect-google-chrome-data-with-rohos-encryption-software/

  3. Kanika says:

    Thnx for giving this information that crome can be protected by password…like it..!!

  4. h4ck32z says:

    i can skip password without deleting anything… As soon as chrome starts pres “ctrl+N” and a new chrome windows will pop up… Press cancel on the simple startup password and one of the windows will be closed… The one that remains open wil be able to surf the net… It is as secure as a safebox made of lego’s bricks…lol.

  5. Nick says:

    Opening 2 instances of chrome lets you bypass the password

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