Google launches Chrome 12

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Google has announced the availability of version 12 of its Chrome browser, which now includes a tool to prevent downloading suspicious files. Google paid nearly $10,000 to researchers to find bugs and exploits in the browser in an effort to make it secure.

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As VentureBeat reports, Google released the final version of Chrome 12, which now includes a tool to prevent downloading suspicious files. Chrome now warns users before they download a suspected malicious file, which ultimately helps with the war agains malware.

Chrome also has a better ability to control what data websites store on your PC or MAC. Chrome can delete Flash cookies from within the browser. Another interesting feature is the addition of hardware-accelerated 3D CSS, which allows for higher quality graphics for websites and apps that use 3D effects.

Google had paid nearly $10,000 dollars to researchers to dig for bugs and vulnerabilities in Chrome before releasing the final version of Chrome 12. Take a look here for the list of vulnerabilities and bugs that were found by researchers.

Chrome’s market share has been increasing and the browser now has 160 million users. You can download Google Chrome 12 here.