Google has decided to tackle malware, these little malware that swarm and generally prove dangerous to the user and his computer: he intends to propose a device to counter them in its browser Chrome.
The firm already employs Mountainview recalls that the Safe Browsing API, also used by Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari, which warned users of the potential danger of a website he is visiting.*He then has the option to waive or ignore the warning and continue browsing.
This solution has demonstrated its effectiveness and Google wants to go further by warning the user if it is about to download an executable file deemed malicious.
The new device based on Google's list of sites considered suspects listed by the Safe Browsing API: if a user visits a site deemed reliable but is trying to download it via an executable hosted on a site listed as malicious A warning will be displayed to the user asking him to click a button to continue or cancel the download.