It will be rather unfortunate if this comes as a surprise; Chrome has a built-in anti-malware tool
It would be unfortunate in the sense that you need all the defenses you can get to keep you safe and protect your privacy as much as possible.
The internet is filled will all kinds of things; both good and bad. There is always a constant battle between the ‘good and bad guys.’ The good guys come up with software to keep you safe and private online, while the bag guys are working around the clock to find new loopholes in the security system that will leave you vulnerable to their attacks.
Given Chrome control about 60% of all internet traffic, Google saw it fit to take online security into their own hands. Though they are doing so on many fronts, the malware scanner on your Chrome browser works in the background working to keep you virus- and malware-free.
Since most of the details the bad guys are interested in are online anyway, Chrome’s anti-malware tool is limited to securing just your browser activities. That is to say, you cannot use this …read more