Google Chrome For Windows Now Comes With Anti-Virus Features Built-In
Google has been meticulously working towards improving the features of their Google Chrome web browser. One of the latest steps towards improving the browser’s functionalities is by adding an anti-virus to it. This feature has been introduced for Google Chrome for Windows. This is a good move from Google, especially considering how an overwhelming number of users tend to ignore using anti virus software. This anti-virus in the browser is basically a revamped version of Chrome Cleanup which has been around for a while now.
One of the biggest features here is that this antivirus will detect if there’s an extension that is trying to hijack your browser and it will fix all the issues that emerge due to these rogue extensions. Google Chrome for Windows will now detect any browser changes which have been made without the user’s interaction with the browser and will notify the user about it.
The Chrome Cleanup utility has been a part of the browser for quite some time now. However it has been made more powerful now as Google has teamed up with ESET which will help protect the users even better. This ‘antivirus’ will only remove extensions that violate Google’s Unwanted Software policy.
Google also points out that this is not a replacement to an anti-virus. This Chrome Cleanup utility will ensure that these unwanted extensions do not hijack the browser and cause inconvenience to the user.
While this is a good step which will help protect devices running Google Chrome for Windows, users must know that a proper, regular antivirus is always better to have – which can protect you against various malware, viruses and the latest of these threats – ransomware. Nevertheless it is a great update from Google which will help unsuspecting users stay safe from falling victim to these malicious extensions.
Source: The Verge