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Under the hood, we upgraded the technology we use in Chrome Cleanup to detect and remove unwanted software. We worked with IT security company ESET to combine their detection engine with Chrome’s sandbox technology. We can now detect and remove more unwanted software than ever before, meaning more people can benefit from Chrome Cleanup. Note this new sandboxed engine is not a general-purpose antivirus—it only removes software that doesn’t comply with our unwanted software policy.

https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/cleaner-safer-web-chrome-cleanup/

So the question is if this new Chrome feature in regards to PUA detection should be disabled if one is using Eset  and its PUA detection is enabled?

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9 hours ago, itman said:

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https://www.blog.google/products/chrome/cleaner-safer-web-chrome-cleanup/

So the question is if this new Chrome feature in regards to PUA detection should be disabled if one is using Eset  and its PUA detection is enabled?

That's not necessary.  Chrome Cleanup will not prevent anything from installation on user machine, as we don't include any system monitoring components in Chrome. Instead, the system will be scanned once a week and in case any of specific PUA families that violate Google policies are detected, they will be removed. However, this logic is on Google side and they can change it any time.

The technology included in Chrome Cleanup is based on signature matching, emulation and unpacking of protected files. LiveGrid is not used and no data is submitted to ESET whatsoever.

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14 hours ago, Marcos said:

That's not necessary.  Chrome Cleanup will not prevent anything from installation on user machine, as we don't include any system monitoring components in Chrome. Instead, the system will be scanned once a week and in case any of specific PUA families that violate Google policies are detected, they will be removed. However, this logic is on Google side and they can change it any time.

The technology included in Chrome Cleanup is based on signature matching, emulation and unpacking of protected files. LiveGrid is not used and no data is submitted to ESET whatsoever.

I presume anything removed will be added again if sync is enabled across multiple devices like people have seen with JS/Mindspark.E

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