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#1 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 04:27 PM

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In its ongoing effort to improve browser security, school Microsoft on security, and retain its search audience, Google is today rolling out several Chrome for Windows fortifications.

The search biz has modded Chrome for Windows to detect when extensions switch people's Chrome settings, such as the default search engine, without authorization, a common tactic for deceptive software. The browser will now ask whether it can restore previous settings, which for the majority of Windows users will reestablish Google as Chrome's default search engine.

The operation can also be done by visiting a reset URL:
chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings


What's more, Google has enlisted security biz ESET to rebuild its Chrome Cleanup engine for removing deceptive code. In effect, the browser is getting built-in basic antivirus protection for your Windows computer.

"Our engine scans for and cleans potentially harmful applications, specifically the types that negatively impact or target the Chrome browsing experience," said Juraj Malcho, chief technology officer at ESET, in an email to The Register. "It is not meant to provide full coverage against all modern threats, its capabilities are limited to detecting specific malware families and/or specific ways of tampering with Chrome or operating system."

Chrome Cleanup began life in 2014 as Software Removal Tool, a sort of factory reset for Google's browser. Referred to as both Chrome Cleanup Tool and Chrome Cleanup, it has evolved into a way for Windows users to undo the damage from "unwanted software," the neutered term Google uses for malware.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:16 PM

Now that's pretty COOL! :)

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:31 PM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 18 October 2017 - 05:16 PM, said:

Now that's pretty COOL! :)

I thought so too :thumbsup:
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

I think Google increasing Chrome's security is pretty cool but I think The Register's clearly biased and slanted article is just blatant Microsoft bashing for the purpose of sensationalized headlines to attract attention for the author and The Register. It certainly is not professional journalism or ethical reporting of IT news.

With such editorialism, I feel the article is more a "shill" article and "marketing" hype for Chrome, with Thomas Claburn's and The Register's strings being pulled by Google.

I'll be sticking with Pale Moon, thank you.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

View PostDigerati, on 19 October 2017 - 11:55 AM, said:

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Thanks for saving me a lot of typing.
MSFT has antivirus/antimalware built in, how GGLE does not have their own antivirus/antimalware ?
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:27 PM

View Postcrp, on 19 October 2017 - 12:20 PM, said:

View PostDigerati, on 19 October 2017 - 11:55 AM, said:

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Thanks for saving me a lot of typing.
MSFT has antivirus/antimalware built in, how GGLE does not have their own antivirus/antimalware ?

Well for one thing, Microsoft is the OS and Google is simply the browser. ChromeOS does not require one as it is Linux based.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:37 PM

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ChromeOS does not require one as it is Linux based.
This has nothing to do with ChromeOS.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:43 PM

View PostDigerati, on 19 October 2017 - 12:37 PM, said:

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ChromeOS does not require one as it is Linux based.
This has nothing to do with ChromeOS.

Obviously, I know that. I only mentioned it as we were talking about google and antivirus.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 12:55 PM

Okay, but it was also obvious "Microsoft is the OS and Google is simply the browser" (or rather that Microsoft makes Windows and Google Chrome). But what not obvious (to me anyway) is the point of saying it after quoting crp's response to my post. I think we are back on the same page now.
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