Google Chrome 17: Addresses Malware, Speed Issues

Another day, another Chrome upgrade. Google announces Chrome 17.

Another day, another Chrome upgrade. Just a day after Google announced its Google Chrome for Android, Google announces Google Chrome 17.

Its key feature, writes Noe Lutz, a Google software engineer and self-described “malware vigilante,” is malware detection.

Good thing, too. Google needs to get a handle on the Android malware problem, which is out of control.

Wrote Lutz on the Google blog today:

On the security front, Chrome now does even more to help protect you from malicious downloads. In addition to checking a list of known bad files, Chrome also does checks on executable files (like “.exe” and “.msi” files). If the executable doesn’t match a whitelist, Chrome checks with Google for more information, such as whether the website you’re accessing hosts a high number of malicious downloads.

Other new features, execs said, include page pre-rendering for improved performance, an enhanced autocomplete feature and a new image editor.

Expect a review soon from our Android expert team Mat Lee, Eric Finkenbiner, Brian Burgess, Seth Heringer, Shawn Ingram, Joey Kelley, Jeremy Lesniak and others on the beat. Lots of Android folk on the AND team. And let us know what you think of it. Downloading now …


  • so funny. I JUST re-installed Chrome. It has been blocked here at work, but we may allow it again to our users. Firefox was getting on my last nerve with it’s performance issues. Even after updating to vers 10*.

    -RAP, II

  • I downloaded the beta and ever since then I’ve been having problems with Yahoo mail. I use both Yahoo and Gmail, and the Yahoo mail has to be reloaded each time I wanted to view a folder.