With Google Chrome in version 111 there is no longer a cleanup tool. Instead, another tool should protect the web browser from malware in the future.
In the PC area, there are a number of paid tools that organize spring cleaning on the computer. Such cleanup programs should be able to remove leftovers, for example from the cache or the registry, for which Avast Cleanup , Ashampoo Registry Cleaner and Co. must grant far-reaching permissions to search the PC. In addition to cleanup software, the Google Chrome web browser has also had a corresponding cleanup tool since 2015, which is intended to prevent the installation of malicious software. As Google has now announced, the tool will be officially discontinued with browser version 111 and can no longer be used.
Google: Why is the Chrome Cleanup Tool being discontinued?
The Mountain View company writes that the threat situation has changed in recent years. In the last month, the Cleanup Tool was only able to detect malware in 0.06 percent of all scans and then remove it. Meanwhile, the Google Safe Browsing technology has taken on the role of the cleanup tool. This warns of malware, unwanted software and phishing. If you still feel insecure, various security programs are available as add-ons in the Chrome Store.
Version 111 closes 40 security holes in Google Chrome. According to Google, attackers could use a manipulated website to run their own code. In the next few weeks, the automatic distribution will start when you start the program. If you want, you can already get the new one Download version 111 from Google Chrome.
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Collection at the end of Chrome Cleanup Tool:
- As Google announced, the Cleanup Tool will be discontinued in Google Chrome with version 111.
- As a reason, the Mountainview company writes that the threat situation has changed in recent years. In the future, Google Safe Browsing should secure the web browser.
- This warns of malware, unwanted software and phishing.