Google further secures Chrome against malicious extensions, will start malware download prompts next week

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Google on Wednesday announced it has added new measures to protect Chrome users being targeted by malicious extensions. This time, the company is focusing on extensions that are abusing enterprise options or manipulating Chrome preferences; the company says you can expect to see “Safe Browsing” malicious download warnings “within a week.”

We say “this time” because Google has already taken similar measures in the past. Back in December 2012, Google revealed Chrome 25 would disable external extension deployment options on Windows by default and all extensions previously installed using them would be automatically disabled. Google delivered on its promise by releasing the new version of its browser in February 2013.

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