Google Announces Three New Chrome Security Features


But sometimes harmful software slips through.

Google also says Chrome Cleanup isn't a general-purpose antivirus, which means users would still need separate software, leaving them with two programs constantly scanning their PC, which would further increase the RAM usage leaving us to curse chrome for doing it and google for ruining the RAM far more.

Google has introduced three changes to Chrome for Windows to improve the browser's malware detection and removal capabilities. Google's partner in this project is the cybersecurity company ESET, the brain behind Nod32 Antivirus solution. It prompts you when unwanted software is found using ESET's detection engine, and gives you a way to remove the same software as well as restore Chrome to its default settings with a click of a button. When an extension malicious change this parameter, the user experience is diminished and may even become unsafe because the user may be directed to the hacked sites. Chrome now detects when any browser settings have been changed without user interaction, and will offer to revert the changes.

The first feature that Google has announced actually began rolling out to users last month. Notably, the tool is no longer a standalone download, but built into Chrome for Windows. Chrome Cleanup operates in the background, without visibility or interruptions to the user.

Google has chose to help users of the browser house, Chrome to avoid these issues: Google Chrome now includes a service of cleaning improved.

Google Chrome's pop-up window warning users that their browser settings have been changed without permission.

With Google Chrome beefing up its security features with a more powerful Chrome Cleanup tool, there are worries that the web browser might negatively impact computer performance. "The scans are being run periodically and the focus here is on remediation - system cleanup and restoring settings to known good state". "It only removes software that doesn't comply with our unwanted software policy".