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Google Chrome Is Getting Automatic Blocking of Malicious Downloads 138

Posted by timothy
from the whose-opinion-of-the-malware-though dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced Chrome is getting an automatic download blocking feature for malware. Google has already added the new functionality to the latest build of Chrome Canary. All versions of Chrome will soon automatically block downloads and let you know in a message at the bottom of your screen. You will be able to "Dismiss" the message, although it's not clear if you will be able to stop or revert the block."
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Google Chrome Is Getting Automatic Blocking of Malicious Downloads

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  • by barlevg (2111272) on Thursday October 31, 2013 @01:54PM (#45292485)
    I shouldn't have to install IE if I want to set up a little virtual ecosystem. [xkcd.com]
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 31, 2013 @02:21PM (#45292799)

    I was going to suggest using something else until I read your last line and found out that you already do.

    So... you already use a more suitable tool for downloading 100s of PDFs at a time, but you want Chrome to make it easier to do your particular exceptional-case job at the expense of making average users less safe, even though you'd probably just keep using the more suitable tool anyway?

    Those idiots are idiots for not tailoring Chrome to suit your very particular situation.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 31, 2013 @02:35PM (#45292943)

    This latest build of Chrome Canary is indispensable in my job at the coal mine.

  • by slashmydots (2189826) on Thursday October 31, 2013 @02:55PM (#45293149)
    Chrome usage has been falling by approx 0.25% market share per month for the last year or so. It's like they're just trying to accelerate it now. Plus, I'm 99% sure this is an exact clone of a feature included with IE7. The IE10 version is even more popular with it's 5 or so clicks to finally get to the "I don't give a fuck if you haven't heard of this download, it's from fucking Sourceforge, don't delete it and let me run the damn thing. Yes I know it's a fucking MSI file" button. REAL popular feature.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Thursday October 31, 2013 @02:56PM (#45293157)

    You should go fork yourself.

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