Latest Chrome Canary Channel Build Adds Automatic ‘Malware Download’ Blocking Feature

By Akemi Iwaya on October 31st, 2013

As Chrome’s popularity continues to grow, malware authors are looking for new ways to target and trick users of Google’s browser into downloading malicious software to their computers. With this problem in mind, Google has introduced a new feature into the Canary Channel to automatically detect and block malware downloads whenever possible in order to help keep your system intact and safe.

Screenshot courtesy of The Google Chrome Blog.

In addition to the recent Reset Feature added to the stable build of Chrome this past August, the new feature in the Canary Channel build works to help protect you as follows:

From the Google Chrome Blog post: In the current Canary build of Chrome, we’ll automatically block downloads of malware that we detect. If you see this message in the download tray at the bottom of your screen, you can click “Dismiss” knowing Chrome is working to keep you safe. (See screenshot above.)

You can learn more about the new feature and download the latest Canary Channel build via the links below.

Don’t mess with my browser! [Google Chrome Blog]

Download the Latest Chrome Canary Build [Google]

[via The Next Web]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 10/31/13
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