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How is it secure from viruses without an antivirus program protecting it?
asked by Rooster on June 1, 2013
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As far as I know, there are no viruses written to attack ChromeOS. So pretty safe.
Psy answered on June 1, 2013
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Chris Lewis answered on June 1, 2013
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Without going into the details, I can say that Chrome OS is very secure... more so than Microsoft Windows. At the recent Pwnium 3 contest a total of 3.14 million dollars were put up for prize for everyone who could find vulnerabilities in the OS. Only $40,000 were awarded for one "partial exploit" and no major vulnerabilities were found. At 3.14 million, its not like there wasn't incentive to try, either.
Kevin answered on June 1, 2013
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ChromeOS prevents all Windows .exe (executable program) files from running - since almost all viruses are of this type, that stops them, without needing a database of virus signatures, or having to run anti-virus scans. The verified boot on start up compares the current running version of ChromeOS to the last stored official update, to look for unauthorised changes, such as from viruses or malware.

You can further enhance your security using extensions such as Traffic Light by Bit Defender, which give a warning if a page has unsafe links, etc..
Dr. Mark Tweedie answered on June 2, 2013
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i don't know. i eventually sent it back for a refund.
Kiona answered on July 4, 2013
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