Google is finally abandoning one of its long-standing Chrome browser applications, the Chrome Cleanup Tool, along with another feature that scans Windows PCs and laptops for security threats.
The Barge (opens in new tab), Cleanup tool will be removed upon release of Chromium 111 (opens in new tab)After that, the user can use the safety check function or Windows browser’s[設定のリセットとクリーンアップ]option to prevent the tool from scanning your PC.
The Cleanup Tool is a useful tool, but it’s not intended as a comprehensive tool. There are many other tools and applications that provide that functionality better, such as Google Safe Browsing or the built-in Chrome virus protection. And according to Google, user reports of unwanted and malicious software have been declining over the last few years. Apparently, only 0.06% of his Cleanup Tool scans in February actually resulted in software issues.
Back in 2020, Google and cybersecurity firm ESET confirmed that they would continue their partnership, including the use of the Chrome Cleanup Tool. This technology is specifically used by Google to notify users that potentially harmful software is trying to access their device and use cleanup tools to clean machines exposed to that software. Remove. It’s unclear where the partnership with ESET will go now that Google has removed the tool from its browsers.
We reached out to Google for comment on the full reason the Cleanup Tool was deprecated. I will let you know if I get a reply.
Google says the Chrome Cleanup Tool has performed over 80 million cleanups since its release in 2015, recovered systems affected by unexpected configuration changes, and removed extensions that violated Google’s policies. claims.
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However, one of the main reasons Google eventually discontinued the program was not due to duplication with other applications performing the same functions, but because new phishing and malware trends emerged and continued to evolve. is to be Judging by his <1% stats provided by the tech giant, malicious software isn't the same threat it used to be. It makes sense to focus budget and time on strengthening and maintaining security measures that focus on current trends.
automatic safe browsing,
antimalware tools, enhanced system protection, and Adblock and other browser extensions clearly do more than protect Windows machines from threats. It is important that security measures evolve with the times and effectively stop obsolete programs.