Google Chrome contains malware detection feature. When user visits some site, browser may display warning that site contains malware.

What does it mean that site contains malware? Does it mean that site contains link to download malware or that site tries to bypass browser's security mechanisms?

How does Chrome detect that site contains malware?


This is Google SafeBrowsing. Google keeps a blacklist database of what sites are known or suspected of hosting malware and provides APIs for browsers to check the list.

Safe Browsing is a service provided by Google that enables applications to check URLs against Google's constantly updated lists of suspected phishing and malware pages.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.