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Chrome Canary now blocks recognized malware downloads

Chrome Canary now blocks recognized malware downloads
Jon Fingas
Jon Fingas|@jonfingas|October 31, 2013 11:23 AM

Google's stable Chrome release already has a reset tool in case malware hijacks the browser, but we're sure many would rather avoid that rogue code in the first place. Thankfully, a new build of Chrome Canary automatically blocks hostile apps. Try to download malware that Google recognizes and you'll get a polite warning instead of a rude surprise. The safeguard isn't likely to reach more reliable versions of Chrome for some time, but those willing to experiment in the name of security can grab the Canary browser at the source link.

Chrome Canary now blocks recognized malware downloads