Google Releases New Version of Chrome With Extra Security and Memory Safety Features

Every time Google releases a new version of its flagship browser Chrome, it can be expected that said version is going to contain a few updates here or there that would help make the browser a great deal more effective. The tech juggernaut has just rolled out a brand new update to Chrome, with the latest version being Chrome 97, and it contains some of those improvements all in all.

One of the main upgrades that users will be seeing has to do with security. Security improvements are a priority for most tech companies because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up enabling users to avoid various kinds of threats online. The main security update in this regard is called Control Flow Guard, and it basically makes it more difficult for malicious actors to manipulate various kinds of memory corruption vulnerabilities and the like.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Chrome 97 also incorporates several upgrades to how it uses and manages memory. A common complaint that several users tend to have about Chrome is that it uses too much memory, and to fix this the new version of Chrome is no longer going to keep user profiles and settings saved after it is exited completely which will prevent these settings from using RAM in the background.

This will reduce Chrome’s overall memory usage, and it’s not the only upgrade that is coming your way. Google is also getting rid of the Manage Search Engine settings page which will likely result in them rolling out a simplified version of the same page down the line. This is a somewhat stripped down version of Chrome that will make it faster and more efficient for every user that wants to give it a try.

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