Google adds new Chrome reset feature to combat browser hijacking

By Justin Kahn
Feb 5, 2014
Post New Reply
  1. Google has now added a new feature to its Chrome browser that automatically warns users when malicious software is tampering with their settings. Google VP of engineering Linus Upson, announced the update recently on the Google Chrome Blog. The new...

    Read more
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,769   +1,427

    I don't understand why restore points are not used. Once a user gets a browser setup to their liking, I see no reason why a recovery point can not be created.

    Reverting all the way back to default settings is inconvenient and inefficient waste of users time. If someone uses several add-ons and custom themes, it is almost as inconvenient as using a full system recovery. This inconvenience is probably why I don't even bother using add-ons unless they are absolutely needed for the page to function.

    To me application recovery is as important as system recovery, but yet to my knowledge no one programs their application with settings recovery in mind. Any application that has the ability to be customized to the users liking, should have recovery methods for when things get screwed up. What is so difficult about taking an occasional snapshot, to give users options other than defaulting all the settings?
    wastedkill likes this.
  3. I absolutely agree about application restore points. I completely dread setting up apps after reinstalling a OS. I now use system imaging snapshot software so the pain is lessened.
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,815   +702

    And this is another reason why I wont use any other browser but Chrome.
  5. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 Newcomer, in training Posts: 60

    This seems like it should've been there since the beginning... just proves my point that most programmers and designers probably don't even use the programs they create. otherwise there would be so many more changes like this!
  6. This is why you don't use anything but Chrome? First you do realize that the device is made by Google, same people that make your beloved Chrome, also this affected all browsers/devices not one specific. It was a Chromecast issue from the beginning, had nothing to do with whether you used Chrome, Safari or IE.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.