Incident Response, TDR

Chrome users better protected against sites containing ‘unwanted software’

Chrome users now have additional protections against websites containing “unwanted software,” according to a Monday post.

Users will be met with a warning when navigating to a website that “encourages downloads of unwanted software,” the post states. Furthermore, signals to identify “deceptive sites” have been incorporated into Google Search, so there is less chance of navigating to such websites via search results.

Additionally, Google ads directing to websites with unwanted software will be disabled, the post notes.

“If you're a site owner, we recommend that you register your site with Google Webmaster Tools,” Lucas Ballard, software engineer with Google, wrote in the post. “This will help you stay informed when we find something on your site that leads people to download unwanted software, and will provide you with helpful tips to resolve such issues.”

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