Google says that its Safe Browsing feature will be improved to protect users against deceptive download buttons. For example, images might claim that your software is out of date and present you with a fake “Update” button or buttons that look like they’ll let you view content on a page with fake “Download” and “Play” buttons.
Google is also aiming to protect you from ads that try to trick you into doing things that you’d normally only do for someone you trust, like sharing a password. Whenever you run into these ads or deceptive download buttons, Google will give you a “Deceptive site ahead” warning.
Deceptive download buttons are all over the web, and they can be pretty easy to click if you’re not paying close attention to the entire website. With these Safe Browsing improvements, Google is working to ensure that you don’t have to inspect every site with a fine-tooth comb and instead browse without worry.