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The Chrome browser’s integrated malware scanner runs in the background and helps you protect your end users from viruses and malware.
Malware is becoming more and more common and it is up to the IT department to prevent such code from reaching the end-user’s systems. But because it is your job to serve as a front-line advocacy group, that doesn’t mean you can’t put your users (and their tools) in a position to join you. Your company may already be using ways to prevent malware. However, no solution is infallible. So, when Google decided to introduce an integrated anti-malware tool (a tool announced in 2017), it meant that users using the Chrome browser had an additional layer of defense.
The only reservation against this particular anti-malware software is that it is not a universal tool. It will not scan your system for all possible threats. Instead, it looks for known threats to the Chrome browser. This is not a bad thing because many malware threats are detected via a browser.
Using the chrome cleanup tool
If you experience unwanted symptoms such as intrusive advertisements and unexpected web pages, your search engine and home page are redirected to services and websites you have never heard of before, or simply a general slowness in your browser, you should first search and delete unwanted programs.
The browser regularly checks for suspicious programs, warns you when something unpleasant is detected and gives you the opportunity to delete it. You can also manually search for these problematic programs by following the steps below.
- Open Chrome.
- At the top right, click on More information, then on Settings.
- Click on Advanced at the bottom.
- Under Reset and Clean, click Clean Your Computer.
- Click on Search.
- When prompted to remove unwanted software, click Remove. You may be prompted to restart your computer.
You will then see a message called Search for malware with a spinning wheel. This process may take a few minutes, so be patient. If suspicious programs are detected, you will have the option to delete one or more of them. Chrome will also disable extensions at this point.
This will reset your home page, your new tab, your search engine and your pinned tabs. It also disables all extensions and deletes temporary data such as cookies. Your stored bookmarks, history and passwords are not deleted.
If you cannot find the Chrome malware scanner, make sure you have updated your browser. You can do this via Menu > Help > About Google Chrome.
The chrome cleaning tool is a program written by Google that scans a computer for programs that cause problems in Google Chrome. Targeted applications are potentially unwanted programs, malware, malware, malware, malware and adware extensions that display ads or other desired actions in Chrome.
The use of the chrome cleaning tool is very easy. Simply download it, run it and let it scan your computer for unwanted programs. If it detects unwanted programs, it warns you and waits for you to delete them. Once the programs are deleted, Google resets its default settings.
It is important to note that the chrome cleaning tool is automatically deleted once you have finished running and closing it. So don’t be surprised if you run it only once, but you can’t find it when you try to run it later.
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