For the not-so tech savvy, having malware install itself on your computer can happen, especially when you think links and attachments in emails are generally safe, or you accidentally click on links on websites that will eventually install malware on your computer. Well the good news is that if you use Google Chrome, Google will be trying their very best to block malware from installing itself on your computer on your behalf. This is thanks to the introduction of a new security feature that has made its way into the Chrome Canary release, meaning it has yet to be rolled out to the masses just yet, but it should in the future.
This malware blocker that has been built into Chrome will be able to detect threats and will automatically block these downloads, giving you a notification informing you that a malicious download was recently block, allowing you to dismiss the message afterwards. According to Google, “This is in addition to the 10,000 new websites we flag per day with Safe Browsing, which is used by Chrome and other browsers to keep more than 1 billion web users safe. Keeping you secure is a top priority, which is why we’re working on additional means to stop malicious software installs as well.” This definitely sounds like an update worth looking forward to.