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How Google Chrome is keeping you safe from malware

February 24th, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Google Chrome Malware Protection

No matter how hard you work to ensure your private data stays safe, it’s impossible to account for every potential security threat, as most recently illustrated by Lenovo’s bizarre adware catastrophe. Thankfully, there are other technology companies that consider security a priority, which is why Google’s latest Safe Browsing expansion is worth highlighting.

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In order to protect users from downloading malicious software, Google has added an additional warning in Chrome when users visit any webpage where attackers “might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience.”

This bold, red warning coupled with the dialog box that appears before downloading a program could save a few reckless Chrome users from downloading unwanted software.

Google has also reworked its Search algorithm to identify dangerous sites and remove them from search results altogether so that users won’t accidentally click them. Google has even begun removing ads that lead to these sites. In other words, you’re going to have to do more work than ever to land on a site containing malicious software.

For more on the improvements to Google’s Safe Browsing technology, check out the Inside Search blog.

Jacob started covering video games and technology in college as a hobby, but it quickly became clear to him that this was what he wanted to do for a living. He currently resides in New York writing for BGR. His previously published work can be found on TechHive, VentureBeat and Game Rant.

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