Google to Expand Protection from Unwanted Software

Posted on 02/24/2015

Last month, we told you to be wary of freeware downloads that likely include unexpected and unwanted software, ranging from advertising to malicious software. 

Yesterday, Google's Online Security Blog announced newly expanded efforts to protect users of its Chrome browser, Google Search and Google ads from unwanted software.   Google is starting to roll out measures that will show you the warning below if you attempt to click a link that Google determines could lead you to otherwise unwittingly downloading unwanted software and other content.

Google warning for unwanted software

Read more on Google's Online Security Blog and see How-To Geek's detailed discussion on the subject.