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Justin Schuh 😑 @justinschuh
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Since I keep getting @'d: The Chrome Cleanup Tool (CCT) is not a general purpose AV. It's analogous to Microsoft's MSRT, but narrowly scoped to Chrome. The CCT's sole purpose is to detect and remove unwanted software manipulating Chrome (see policy). 1/
google.com/about/unwanted…
CCT isn't a system-wide scan or filter. It runs weekly, at background priority and normal user privs, for up to 15 mins. It scans browser hijacking points, which may cause it to follow links elsewhere. The engine is a heavily sandboxed subset of ESET. 2/
blog.google/products/chrom…
Potential data collection and associated consents are described in the Chrome Privacy Whitepaper, and every cleanup action requires an explicit user approval. The team is investigating more opt-outs, but that balances against the potential for abuse. 3/3
google.com/chrome/browser…
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