Let Google Chrome search for malicious software

The function that the Google Chrome browser has an integrated function to search the PC for malicious software is quite unknown. In this article we would like to explain to you exactly how you can use this feature quickly and easily.

With this Chrome security feature you can

Remove unwanted ads, pop-ups and malware

If you experience some of the following issues with the Chrome browser, you may have unwanted software or malware installed on your computer. This can be shown as follows.

  • Pop-up ads and new tabs cannot be closed.
  • The Chrome homepage or search engine is constantly changing without your consent.
  • Unwanted Chrome extensions or toolbars keep popping up.
  • You will be redirected to unknown pages or ads while surfing.
  • You will receive warnings about a virus or an infected device.

Then you should do the following search as follows.

First you click on the 3 vertical dots in the top right of the Chrome browser and then on


Google Chrome settings

In the following properties window you scroll all the way down until the following point appears.


After calling this point, you scroll down to the bottom again until you see the following option.

Clean up computers

Clean up Chrome computer

Then another area opens that looks like this.

Find malicious software

You will then find the function

Find malicious software

Chrome can search for and remove malicious software on your computer, and it creates a report that contains information about malicious software, system settings, and processes found during the scan.

Searching for malicious software ...

The message will appear during the scanning process

Searching for malicious software …

displayed. Finally, Chrome shows the results of the search for viruses , malware or other malware .

No malicious software found

In our example, no security issue was identified by Chrome, so the final message is

No malicious software found

If you should notice any suspicious actions on your PC or in Chrome, you should definitely perform this Chrome scan for malware programs.

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