Chrome Cleanup Tool only Prevents Software Unwanted by Google

Cesar Mills
October 19, 2017

Google Chrome 62 is now rolling out to Windows, Linux and Mac computers in the stable channel and as expected, the update comes with a bunch of new features targeting developers as well as changed security behaviors as the search giant continues to push for HTTPS adoption.

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

According to ESET, the service acts as a monitoring tool that warns users of potential threats and proposed removal options when it encounters unwanted software.

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

It may be a good move to get rid of the malicious software, however, it will have a negative impact on the performance, Chrome has been already criticized for the RAM usage and this move will only make it worse.

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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.

Google updated the browser chrome's cleanup tool. Working with detection-focused IT security company ESET, the new version of Cleanup will catch and remove more unwanted software. Unwanted software cause harmful effects like abnormalities in browser redirecting to specific pages never searched for. "But in some cases, the changes are so severe that they can make the web unusable-people are redirected to unwanted sites full of ads, and it can be next to impossible to navigate away from these pages", Rivard noted.

Google estimates the new security features will help "tens of millions" of Chrome users clear up security problems in the next few days.

It has also redesigned Chrome's Cleanup feature which offers a shortcut to restoring the browser's default settings after an infection.

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

. It is now simpler to use, and more powerful.

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