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Chrome for Windows Can Now Recover from Software Infections

Chrome for Windows Can Now Recover from Software Infections

The biggest addition is a new option to detect if settings like the default search engine have been hijacked by a rogue extension, and automatically offer to set things back to normal.

It works by watching for unauthorised changes to user settings, such the search engine.

In case users accidentally dismiss the notification popups or an extension has hijacked multiple settings at once, Google has also added the ability to access one settings section page and reset the entire user profile with one click.

"Unwanted software impacts the browsing experience of millions of web users every day", Chrome product manager Philippe Rivard explains.

This tool is now included with Chrome for Windows by default and runs automatically to detect when users install intrusive software that also affects Chrome's settings and behavior.

"We can now detect and remove more unwanted software than ever before, meaning more people can benefit from Chrome Cleanup", writes Google.

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The bad news for Apple is that the patents remain in effect until all legal challenges to the USPTO's ruling have been exhausted. VirnetX noted that this is the third time a jury ruled in its favor against Apple .

Ideally the new changes will imply that Google Chrome clients on Windows will have the capacity to appreciate somewhat more genuine feelings of serenity going ahead.

How does Chrome detect something wrong?

"For three decades, Eset has developed a number of security solutions that allow users to safely enjoy their technology and to mitigate a variety of cyber threats". "It only removes software that doesn't comply with our unwanted software policy".

The new features complement the protections that are now already available via the Chrome Safe Browsing service that identifies and alerts users when they navigate to potentially unsafe websites.

Finally, Chrome Cleanup has been completely redesigned with a new, simpler user interface, making it easier to see what will be removed.


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