Google Chrome Malware Blocking Getting Better
The Chrome browser already has some malware blocking capability thanks to Google's Safe Browsing program, and they also recently made available a "reset" function (similar to that already in Internet Explorer). Now they have a more active malware blocking feature available in the testing (Canary) channel - meaning it should soon be available in the regular, publicly-available version.
None of these sorts of solutions are perfect of course, but it's good to see that at least some efforts are being made to keep up with the moving target that is malware.In the current Canary build of Chrome, we’ll automatically block downloads of malware that we detect.This is in addition to the 10,000 new websites we flag per day with Safe Browsing, which also detects and blocks malicious downloads, to keep more than 1 billion web users safe across multiple browsers that use this technology. Keeping you secure is a top priority, which is why we’re working on additional means to stop malicious software installs as well.