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Google Chrome’s new update protects users from unintentional downloads

Google’s web browser Chrome accounted for about 20% market share in August 2014, during a time where other browsers were creeping up on their own percentage. Updates for the browser have remained rather quiet for the past few months until this week when Lucas Ballard, a software engineer for Google announced that a new update to an existing feature has been rolled out to protect users from harmful downloads. Safe Browsing, a feature introduced by Google back in 2011 was created to protect users from malicious downloads that they might be tricked into. The update released this week emphasizes the feature, providing users with a new warning that notifies users that: “Attackers on (URL) might attempt to trick you into installing programs that harm your browsing experience (for example, by changing your homepage or showing extra ads on sites you visit).” This notification, hard to not notice due to a completely red screen that will take over your browser, will also let the us