Google has expanded its Safe Browsing initiative, and now Mac OS surfers to be better protected against programs that inject advertisements locally on websites, or change the browser's home page and search settings.
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Safe Browsing is used by the Google search engine, Chrome and Firefox to block users from reaching sites that contain malicious code or software. The service is also used by Chrome to scan downloaded files and prevent users from running them if they are flagged as malicious.
"Safe Browsing broadens its protection of the Mac OS devices, and enables safer Internet surfing through improved protection against unwanted software and malware that specifically targets the operating system," wrote Google in a blog post Wednesday.
"As a result, Mac OS users begin to see more warnings when they visit potentially malicious sites or tries to download malicious files."
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the broadened Safe Browsing initiative for Mac OS aimed specifically set against applications that inhibit the user's surfing sessions. These are apps that use non-approved methods to place unwanted ads or fiddle with your browser settings.