Chrome getting basic antivirus features

Chrome getting basic antivirus features

Antivirus software is always a cat and mouse game, but Google is trying to make things a little easier for users by adding some antivirus features to Chrome for Windows.

In addition to the Chrome Cleanup feature, Chrome has recently received the ability to detect and revert the changes that are being driven by any extensions, without notifying the users.

The company has also redesigned its Chrome Cleanup tool.

Google Chrome is already leading the world of desktop browsers.

Chrome will also allow users to reset their default search engine in cases where it has been changed without content. Or at the very least, cut down on frantic tech support calls from less tech-savvy family members and friends wondering why Google search isn't working anymore.

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Millions of web users are being affected by unwanted software every day. To counter that, the Chrome Cleanup feature alerts users when it detects unwanted software and offers a quick way to remove the software and return Chrome to its default settings.

When Google Chrome detects a setting has been modified without the user's permission, a pop-up window will appear informing the user that their settings have been altered. The interface has been made simpler and Cleanup now includes the option to automatically remove the harmful software when it is detected. To set the severity FOR, be used engine ESET.

The more powerful aspect of this new Chrome Cleanup comes through a collaboration with cybersecurity company ESET. "Chrome Cleanup addresses unwanted software that can negatively influence a users' experience on the internet". As pointed out by Android Police, Google Chrome is a performance hog and is notorious for eating up RAM.

Google and ESET are working together to protect Google Chrome users from malware, in a partnership that encourages safe internet searching.

From functionality perspective, it lacks preventive dynamic on-access scanning, i.e.it doesn't monitor the system all the time.

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