Today we got an email from a reader who recently switched from Windows to Chrome, asking us what Chromebook antivirus solution works best for his new machine. As I searched the web, I found that users that are not yet familiar with Chrome are constantly asking if their Chromebook needs an antivirus solution. Even though there is a quite short answer to this question (No), I would like to go a little bit into further detail regarding how exactly these types of machines are protected by Google and what supplementary steps an average user can take, in order to keep certain kind of threats away.
How Google removed the need of a Chromebook antivirus software.
As I stated above, there is no need to install any antivirus software on your Chromebook. But why is that? According to Google itself their operating system uses a security algorithm called “defense in depth”, meaning that any threat to the OS that manages to bypass one layer of defense, find itself blocked by the next one located below the first one. Even though it is considered one of the most secure operating system up to date.