Google recently announced on the Google Chrome blog that the new Canary build of Chrome has been updated with a native malware detection feature to keep users safe.
Canary builds -which are the "Alpha" testing versions of Chrome- get the latest and greatest features before rolling out into the beta and stable channels of the browser. A few months back, Google introduced the ability to locate browser tabs which were making sounds as well as the introduction of desktop notifications. Now, Google has implemented malware detection in the browser to save unsuspecting users from potential fraud.
Google notes that users are often greeted with free screensavers, video plugins or fake security software which often trap casual surfers. Chrome would now warn users of such malicious downloads before it gets stored to the PC and does any real harm. The browser also comes with a "reset browser settings" button since the last update to remove any toolbars or addons that might have been installed accidentally. Google is actively taking feedback from users and trying to introduce as many requested features as possible.
The company flags upto 10,000 websites using "Safe Browsing" per day, which has also been introduced into Canary, and the introduction of malware detection is another step towards a more secure surfing experience for users, which is a top priority for Google.
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