Google Chrome 74 blocks the automatic opening of ZIP files

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Google Chrome 74 blocks the automatic opening of ZIP files


For security reasons and to prevent malware from reaching our computers Chrome 74 blocks the automatic opening of ZIP files

The security in the times that are running is basic for most users, we already refer to the desktops we work with on a regular basis, or the mobile devices we carry around at all times, so software developers implement new protection measures for their users.

It is clear that this is something that we all benefit from, since that way we have the possibility of being able to deal with these applications and platforms in a much more reliable way due to the security they provide us . That is something that is especially applicable to one of the programs we use the most today, we refer to the Internet browsers to which we are connected almost constantly.

And they act as platforms between our computers and the Internet, so they must also filter, as far as possible, a good part of the content that comes to us to avoid attacks throughout type of malware . It is true that there are also antivirus and different security solutions that we can use, such as Windows Defender in Windows 10, but browsers must also "do their part" .

Therefore, if we focus on the most used proposal of the moment such as Google offers us with Chrome , say that in these moments this program has just implemented a new function in this regard, security. In order to protect users from all types of malicious software, Google Chrome does not allow, by default, downloaded files to open automatically, although it offers other alternatives such as “Always open files of this type ”In the downloads bar.

Google continues to take care of Chrome’s users’s security, now with ZIP files

In this way, what is achieved is that users can select this option only once and from that moment, the downloaded files will automatically open on the computer. However this is something that is changing, since as of Chrome 74 this is an option that is gray for files compressed in ZIP format , something that has been It will extend for torrent files in later versions of the search giant's browser.

Say that in Chrome 71 and earlier versions, if we download a ZIP file from the Chrome browser, the option to always open that type of file is available and can be selected by users to automate the process of opening these tablets. However, this is something that can no longer be done in Chrome 74 and later, since Google software users in both Windows and Mac have been watching that this possibility has been deactivated.

There is no doubt that with this measure, what is achieved is that the possible malware that these ZIP files can contain we mean, they can be automatically downloaded to our equipment, something that will soon be extended to torrent.

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