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Google Expands Its Safe Browsing Service to Block PUAs

Anonymous Coward writes | about a month ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Google today announced it is expanding its Safe Browsing service to protect users against malware that makes unexpected changes to your computer. Google says it will show a warning in Chrome whenever an attempt is made to trick you into downloading and installing such software. In the case of malware, PUA stands for Potentially Unwanted Application, which is also sometimes called Potentially Unwanted Program or PUP. In short, the broad terms encompass any downloads that the user does not want, typically because they display popups, show ads, install toolbars in the default browser, change the homepage or the search engine, run several processes in the background that slow down the PC, and so on."

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Pick Up Artists? (1)

sinij (911942) | about a month ago | (#47672473)

Blocking Pick Up Artists? I think this is an overreaction. :P
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