Google Adds ESET Malware Detection to Chrome

From PC Mag: It's in Google's interests for your PC to run free of malware of any kind. That's why we have the Chrome browser with its sandboxing technology to help keep web surfers safe.

However, even with sandboxing, automatic updates, and Safe Browsing technology, unwanted software still manages to find a way on to our PCs using Chrome. So Google decided to go a step further and teamed up with a cybersecurity company to add anti-malware features directly into Chrome for Windows.

In fact, Chrome received three major security-focused updates recently. The first is related to extensions and sees Chrome now detect when user settings have been changed without a user's consent. Following this detection, Chrome will offer to automatically restore the modified settings.

Google also decided to completely redesign Chrome Cleanup to make it both simpler and more powerful. The job of Cleanup is to detect unwanted software and alert the user to its presence. The interface has been made simpler and Cleanup now includes the option to automatically remove the harmful software when it is detected.

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