The company's browser will also now be able to automatically detect when Chrome's settings have been modified by third-party software without your consent. Despite this, harmful software does, at times, slip through.
Keep in mind that this is not a full-blown antivirus solution and you'll still need to protect your machine with additional programs, but this is a welcome move, nonetheless.
Extensions can help make Chrome more useful-like by customizing tab management. 'We can now detect and remove more unwanted software than ever before, meaning more people can benefit from Chrome Cleanup.
Chrome already has some tools in place to help users avoid unwanted software.
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ESET, a leading cybersecurity company, has partnered with Google to launch "Chrome Clean-up", a new scanner and cleaner software for Google Chrome created to help users browse the web safely and without interruption.
The new features didn't excite some users, though. IT security firm ESET has combined its detection engine with the browser's sandbox technology. "What a clever way to scan every piece of software you download to your PC and data collect what you're downloading", said a user commenting on news-sharing site Slashdot.
In fact, Chrome received three major security-focused updates recently.
With Chrome Cleanup operating in the background, users can carry on with their web activities without any interruptions.
The updated engine is rolling out to users starting today. This notifies users when an extension has made changes to the user's default settings without their permission. When unwelcome software is detected, Rivard explains, the user will see a pop-up dialogue prompting to remove it with a single click - and, by default, reporting details of the infection back to Google. But some extensions may change your settings without you even realizing it.