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Windows 7: Malicious download protection coming to Google Chrome


06 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
Malicious download protection coming to Google Chrome

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Google Chrome has always offered users the Safe Browsing feature that protected them from malicious websites, but now Google is planning to take that further with malicious downloads protection for Windows executables.
Chromium blog has the details:
Today we’re pleased to announce a new feature that aims to protect users against these kinds of downloads, starting with malicious Windows executables. The new feature will be integrated with Google Chrome and will display a warning if a user attempts to download a suspected malicious executable file:
Full story: Malicious download protection coming to Google Chrome | ZDNet

Admittedly a good idea, but I wonder how long it is before whatever sort of scanner they use starts interfering with On Demand scanners already on your machine.

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