Google Chrome Warns Users Of Malicious Websites

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Google takes user safety seriously, which is why the company expanded Chrome’s Safe Browsing Platform to include an alert system

Chrome’s new Safe Browsing system will target millions of websites that may contain harmful malware. The new program also helps encourage webmasters and security pros to do their part fighting malware.

Google software engineer Lucas Ballard explained that Safe Browsing helps keep users safe from dangerous forms of malware. It will prevent viruses and trojan horses from altering computers. The search giant not only expanded protection to Chrome but also to search and ads.

Browser reset button option now available

The large tech company included a reset browser settings button in the roll-out. The new button makes it easy for users to revert Chrome back to its original settings. Users can access the button by clicking the Settings button, expanding the Show Advanced Settings button, and then clicking the Reset Settings button.

Google Chrome first received Safe Browsing four years ago; however, the company started the browser scanning program in 2008. The new changes within Google Search make it easy for the search website to find problematic websites and weed them out of results. The update won’t seem strange to most internet users who have seen the red warning screen on faulty websites before.

Google’s previous update to Adwords policy

Google made changes to its Adwords policy two months ago. The policy changed from “Misrepresentation of self, product, or service” to an “Unwanted Software” policy that prompts the site’s advertisers who offer software to comply with regulations. Google makes it their mission to protect users from harmful downloads, adware and viruses.

The search giant explained its new policy, clarifying that keeping focus on the user is important. Software that violates user principles is harmful to user experiences, and Google must take steps to protect users. Chrome is among the list of leading internet browsers outside of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari.

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