Google expanding security feature that prevents malware installs
Ever seen something like this appear in your browser? The good news is that you’re likely safer because of it.
Google said Thursday it will expand this feature, dubbed Safe Browsing, which aims to prevent installs of “unwanted software.” The feature works by checking against a Google database of affected links and sites to determine if a page is safe.
The feature is baked into Chrome, but also works in other browsers across Windows, Mac, and Linux.