Google Chrome for Windows adds antivirus features

Nowadays, websites with malicious codes or malicious extensions are dangerous, threatening the security of the people using any browser. In order to solve these problems and allow us to browse the web safely, Google Chrome has added antivirus features that protect Windows PCs.

One of the reasons why users prefer Google’s browser over the competition is due to the wide range and usefulness of its extensions. However, this also has a downside: there are some extensions that are not highly recommended, such as the 7 extensions mentioned below that you should uninstall right now so as not to compromise your PC’s security.

Google wants to avoid having these issues in its web browser as much as possible, so it has made three changes that will help to protect your PC from malicious extensions and other harmful software that you can find when browsing the web.

The first one is able to detect if an extension modifies Chrome’s settings without the victim’s permission. In case that happens, the browser will display a notification so the user can restore the original settings with a single click. According to Google’s post, this feature has already been used by millions of people to revert unwanted changes.

For the second change, Google has redesigned Chrome Cleanup, making its interface simpler and easier to use. In case you did not know this tool, it shows a notification once it detects that a malicious software is trying to install itself without the user’s permission, providing a quick way to remove the program and go back to the browser’s original settings.

The third change also has to do with Chrome Cleanup, although this one is related to an upgrade of the tool’s technology to identify and remove unwanted software. Thanks to this upgrade, the system is able to detect and remove more programs in order to keep your PC safe.

Monitors guide: everything you need to know, models and prices (October 2017)

Monitors guide

The display is the most important element of our PC setup. It could work as our desktop PC’s main display, as a secondary display to connect our laptop in order to increase our productivity or as a display for our video game console.

We should both pay attention to what monitor we choose and think ahead, as it is going to be part of our single or multi-display setups, and we are certainly not replacing it in a few years.

That is why we will dedicate a whole guide to the best monitors out on the consumer market. We have a selection of all kinds of models, all of them with their links and sale prices. But first, we will review the main aspects to take into account in order to choose the model that best fits our needs and budgets, as well as the most attractive current formats like 4K or ultrawide. Continue reading “Monitors guide: everything you need to know, models and prices (October 2017)”

Radeon RX Vega 64: 23% more powerful than the GTX 1080 Ti in Forza 7

It seems that AMD’s new flagship, the Radeon RX Vega 64, is starting to catch a break after all the harsh criticism it received because of its gaming performance in comparison to the competition. After some graphics performance tests were run on the new Forza Motorsport 7, AMD’s graphics card has outpaced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti by 23%, and by 32% when compared to the GTX 1080.

The test has been done by the people at Computerbase.de with a test system including a six-core Intel Core i7-6850K with 12 threads at 4.3 GHz and 16 GB of DDR4 RAM running at 3,000 MHz in quad-channel mode. The drivers that they used were Crimson ReLive 17.9.3 for AMD and GeForce 385.69 WHQL for NVIDIA. Continue reading “Radeon RX Vega 64: 23% more powerful than the GTX 1080 Ti in Forza 7”