Google in fight with Malicious extensions and toolbars with brand new anti-virus for Chrome. The days of multiple browser toolbars in Firefox and Internet Explorer are (mostly) gone, but malicious browser extensions are still prevalent.[mnky_ads id=”3897″]
Google announced that it is taking further steps to alert users about malicious extensions/setting changes. Chrome on Windows will have some form of antivirus built-in, called Chrome Cleanup. Google says that the browser will prompt you when it finds ‘suspicious or unwanted programs’ on your PC, and give you the option to remove them.
Google worked with ESET (Antivirus Giant) to utilize its detection engine for this feature to work.
Will it affect RAM?
Chrome Cleanup isn’t a general-purpose antivirus, which means users would still need separate anti virus software. Which would further increase the RAM usage leaving us to curse chrome for doing it and google for ruining the RAM far more.
How it works?
There are many installers that ask to change your homepage or search engine like Bing, Yahoo and many unpopular ones or ones that do it without your knowledge. Chrome will detect these changes, and the next time when you restart the browser, it will ask to restore the original settings.