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Malwarebytes Labs Launches Malware Protection for Chromebooks

Malwarebytes Labs Launches Malware Protection for Chromebooks

The Chromebook march continues. As better hardware is delivered for Google’s lean operating system and Microsoft’s continuing Windows 10 issues continue to irk users, ChromeOS has become a very viable alternative – particularly with the cost of ChromeOS hardware sometimes weighing in a third of the cost.

As ChromeOS becomes more popular, vendors have begun porting long-standing Windows and Mac applications to the rising star. One of those, Malwarebytes, is now available.

ChromeOS uses a sandboxing mechanism to protect users against security problems, but Malwarebytes seems to indicate it’s not enough:

Even though Chromebooks come with some built-in defense mechanisms like sandboxing and verified boot and recovery mode, they can still get infected. Malwarebytes for Chromebook does not slow down your lean, mean Chromebook machine. It does stand guard over your privacy and data security while protecting you against ransomware, adware, and other modern-day malware.

Malwarebytes for Chromebook offers Chromebook users protection by blocking scams, protecting your privacy, and scanning for malware. It’s capable of detecting threats such as ransomware, potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), and adware. Your Chromebook is protected by design against the regular threats that face Windows and Mac users, but it is susceptible to the same threats as Android systems. And that is where Malwarebytes for Chromebook can help you.

Chromebook users can get it from the Google Play store: Malwarebytes Security: Virus Cleaner, Anti-Malware


 

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