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Windows 7: A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

4 Weeks Ago   #1
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 
A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

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Unwanted software impacts the browsing experience of millions of web users every day. Effects of this harmful software are often quite subtle—search results are modified to redirect users to other pages or additional ads are injected in the pages that users visit. But in some cases, the changes are so severe that they can make the web unusable—people are redirected to unwanted sites full of ads, and it can be next to impossible to navigate away from these pages.

Chrome already has tools to help people avoid unwanted software. For example, Safe Browsing prevents many infections from taking place by warning millions of users. But sometimes harmful software slips through.

Recently, we rolled out three changes to help Chrome for Windows users recover from unwanted software infections.

Hijacked settings detection

Extensions can help make Chrome more useful—like by customizing tab management. But some extensions may change your settings without you even realizing it. Now, when Chrome detects that user settings have been changed without your consent, it will offer to restore the modified settings. In the past month, this feature has helped millions of people recover from unwanted settings.



You can also reset your profile settings at any time by visiting chrome://settings/resetProfileSettings.

A simpler Chrome Cleanup

Sometimes when you download software or other content, it might bundle unwanted software as part of the installation process without you knowing. That’s why on Chrome for Windows, the Chrome Cleanup feature alerts people when it detects unwanted software and offers a quick way to remove the software and return Chrome to its default settings. We’ve recently completed a full redesign of Chrome Cleanup. The new interface is simpler and makes it easier to see what software will be removed.



A more powerful Cleanup engine

Under the hood, we upgraded the technology we use in Chrome Cleanup to detect and remove unwanted software. We worked with IT security company ESET to combine their detection engine with Chrome’s sandbox technology. We can now detect and remove more unwanted software than ever before, meaning more people can benefit from Chrome Cleanup. Note this new sandboxed engine is not a general-purpose antivirus—it only removes software that doesn’t comply with our unwanted software policy.

We’ve begun to roll this out to Chrome for Windows users now. Over the next few days, it will help tens of millions of Chrome users get back to a cleaner, safer web.


Source: A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

See also: Latest Google Chrome Released for Windows


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

That article was so hypocritical, it's unbelievable. For example, "Chrome already has tools to help people avoid unwanted software." Yet Google pays many free and some paid for software providers to include Chrome in their software installers, usually hidden so one is not aware it is there unless one knows where to look for it. It's like having the fox guard the henhouse. Chrome has been known to hijack user settings (such as making itself the default browser when it has been clandestinely installed), one of the things it is claiming to prevent.
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

The last people I will believe that they want a "cleaner web" is Google. I run Firefox with NoScript. EVERY WEBSITE I VISIT runs Google tracking scripts in the background. In fact, I have found that if I block scripts from Google.com, there won't be many websites which will work.

Google has their tentacles in every nook and cranny of the Web, spying on everything we do. It is laughable that they would claim to want to provide a "cleaner, safer web".
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I just updated Speccy on my other computer using advance. No extras chosen and I still got Chrome. It took me over a hour to clean out Chrome in the registry.

Jack
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried using Unchecky?
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

No I have not.
Their was no Chrome to check or uncheck. It just popped up on my desktop after updating Speccy.

Would 'Unchecky' work with those conditions?

Jack
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
lol possibly use speccy/ ccleaner to clean out chrome
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I use Revo and still had to do a self cleaning of the registry.

Next time I will try Ccleaner.

Jack
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
No I have not.
Their was no Chrome to check or uncheck. It just popped up on my desktop after updating Speccy.

Would 'Unchecky' work with those conditions?

Jack
Usually. Unchecky runs in the background and looks for program "offers" in program installers and unchecks them if they are there. You can usually find those "special offers" when you use the custom, advanced, etc. install.

Where did you download Speccy from? Speccy's website gives a choice of FileHippo.com and Piriform.com; I always recommend downloading from the software developer's site, in this case, Piriform.

I just downloaded the latest version of Speccy directly from Piriform (I was due for an update anyway), used the custom install, and never saw any offer to install Chrome (or its good buddy, Google Toolbar). I do have Unchecky running and I'm not going to try to do an install with it shut down.
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I used Piriform.com and also used custom. Their was no Chrome offered but I got it anyway.

Jack
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