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ESET, Google collaborate to stop malware on Chrome for Windows

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Cybersecurity company ESET collaborated with Google to developed the Chrome Cleanup feature on Chrome for Windows. It enhances browsing safety by alerting users when it detects unwanted software and offers users the option to remove the software.

According to Google in its company blog, Chrome Cleanup combines ESET’s detection engine with Chrome’s sandbox technology.

“We can now detect and remove more unwanted software than ever before,” said Philippe Rivard, product manager, Chrome Cleanup. “This new sandboxed engine is not a general-purpose antivirus – it only removes software that does not comply with our unwanted software policy.”

“Using the Internet should always be a smooth and safe experience for everyone,” said Juraj Malcho, chief technology officer, ESET, in a statement. “For three decades, ESET has developed a number of security solutions that allow users to safely enjoy their technology and mitigate a variety of cyber threats. Chrome Cleanup addresses unwanted software that can negatively influence a user’s experience on the Internet.”

Chrome Cleanup is included in the latest version of Google Chrome. It will be rolled out to existing users over the next few days.

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