Google Improves Safe Browsing: Adds More Protection Against Unwanted Software

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Google Chrome is adding more safeguards for the users who often fall prey to unwanted software (UwS) distributed on websites via a variety of sources, including ad injectors and ad networks that do not follow quality guidelines. The new feature will have the ability to detect deceptive software and add more security by showing users warning messages not to visit those websites.

Google Safe Browsing technology scrutinizes more than one billion URLs per day, looking for malicious websites. The technology protects more than ten million Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari users per week from malware and phishing sites circulated to steal private information, perform identity theft, or attack other computers.

Announcing in Online Security Blog, Google says, “We want to be really clear that Google Safe Browsing’s mandate remains unchanged: we’re exclusively focused on protecting users from malware, phishing, unwanted software, and similar harm. You won’t see Safe Browsing warnings for any other reasons.”

In the coming weeks, you will see more warning messages in your Google Chrome browser than ever because Google wants to clean malware, phishing, and unwanted software, giving you a better web experience.

Google Safe Browsing feature rolled out in early 2006 and added protection from unwanted software in 2014 across Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browsers and Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Android platforms. For more security, you just have to check the box on all warning pages you come across in your web browsing.

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