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Google Advanced Protection can now scan suspicious files

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Google’s Advanced Protection program, designed to protect famous people from online attacks, has a new feature. Now registered users will be able to send files that Advanced Protection considers suspicious for a number of indicators.

Previously, the system could only flag suspicious files and block their download. Now Google says that if the downloaded file seems suspicious, then registered users will have a new opportunity to send it for a thorough scan. Once approved by the user, Chrome will download the file and send it to Google Safe Browsing for scanning. After verification, the file will be deleted from Google servers. It is noted that regardless of the scan results and the verdict regarding the security of the file, users will be able to download and open such files at their own discretion.

Google has yet to specify when the new file scanning feature will be available to Google Advanced Protection users.

Source: The Verge

 

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