Chrome is getting built-in antivirus on Windows

Antivirus programming is dependably a waiting amusement, yet Google is endeavoring to make things somewhat less demanding for clients by adding some antivirus features to Chrome for Windows.

Hijacked settings detection notifies users when an extension has changed the user's default settings without their permission, the post said.

However, even with sandboxing, automatic updates, and Safe Browsing technology, unwanted software still manages to find a way on to our PCs using Chrome. The interface has been made simpler and Cleanup now includes the option to automatically remove the harmful software when it is detected.

The news comes after it emerged thousands of Google Chrome users have been tricked into downloading a fraudulent version of Adblock Plus web browser extension.

"Sometimes when you download software or other content, it might bundle unwanted software as part of the installation process without you knowing".

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Google is keen to point out that Chrome Cleanup is by no means a replacement for security software on Windows as it is only targeted at software breaking Google's unwanted software policy. Google rushes to take note of that Chrome Cleanup isn't a catch-all antivirus arrangement, however; it will just evacuate augmentations that abuse Google's Unwanted Software Policy, so regardless you'll need to ensure that you are very courageous of customary antivirus programming set.

The company is targeting malware and malicious extensions that modify search results to redirect users to unintended pages, inject ads, and lock users on ad-filled sites.

Over a million users have used the hijacked settings feature in the past month to prevent consent-free changes, according to the blog.

A quick easy way for Chrome Windows users to perform cleanups and stay safer online.

. The job of Cleanup is to detect unwanted software and alert the user to its presence. Makes it more powerful to identify untrusted sources of programmes and codes. With the complete roll out happening now, Rivard wrote "tens of millions" of users will get the features over the next few days.

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