Published: Tue, October 17, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Chrome getting basic antivirus features

Chrome getting basic antivirus features

So Google made a decision to go a step further and teamed up with a cybersecurity company to add anti-malware features directly into Chrome for Windows.

Google announced yesterday three new security features for Chrome that will help the company's browser detect and fight intrusive extensions and invasive software.

However, from now on worries as Google has taken up your side with this latest update of chrome to fighting back such nasty threats and has introduced a clean and safer web experience for its Chrome users.

Google estimates the new security features will help "tens of millions" of Chrome users clear up security problems in the next few days.

Chrome is now better at detecting when an extension has hijacked and changed user settings without explicit permission.

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These changes should make web browsing safer for Chrome users. It was indeed annoying for the users and Google wants to improve the user experience.

How does Chrome detect something wrong? Called Chrome Cleanup, the feature acts like a built-in antivirus for the Chrome web browser. A pop-up window will appear when Chrome Cleanup detects any harmful software and provides users the option to remove it from their Windows PC.

Google says that it worked alongside the IT security company ESET to combine their detection engine with Chrome's sandbox technology.

This integration of the new "sandboxed engine" doesn't replace antivirus on Windows as it only targets and removes software that violates Google's unwanted software policy. As pointed out by Android Police, Google Chrome is a performance hog and is notorious for eating up RAM. "The scans are being run periodically and the focus here is on remediation - system cleanup and restoring settings to known good state".

Google also specifies that only programs that do not comply with the rules established for Chromium are considered malicious and are thus removed by the Chrome Cleanup.

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