Not everyone knows, but Google Chrome has its own built-in utility for finding and removing malware. Previously, this tool was available for download as a separate program - the Chrome Cleanup Tool (or Software Removal Tool), but now it has become an integral part of the browser.
In this review, how to run a scan using the built-in search and removal of Google Chrome malware, as well as briefly and possibly not quite objectively about the results of the tool. See also: Best tools to remove malware from your computer .
Launch and use the Chrome malware removal utility
You can launch the Google Chrome malware removal utility by going to Browser Settings - Open advanced settings - "Remove malware from your computer" (at the bottom of the list), it is also possible to use the search by the settings at the top of the page. Another option is to open the chrome: // settings / cleanup page in the browser.
Further steps will look as follows, in an extremely simple way:
- Click Find.
- Wait for malware to be scanned.
- See the search results.
According to official information from Google, the tool allows you to deal with such common problems as opening windows with ads and new tabs that you cannot get rid of, the inability to change the home page, unwanted extensions that are installed again after removal and the like.
My results showed that “No malware was found,” although in reality some of the threats that Chrome’s built-in malware removal was designed to combat were present on the computer.
For example, when scanning and cleaning with AdwCleaner immediately after Google Chrome, these malicious and potentially unwanted elements were found and removed.
Anyway, I think it’s useful to know about such an opportunity. Moreover, Google Chrome from time to time automatically checks for unwanted programs on your computer, which does not harm.