Google Chrome reporting Bitdefender Total Security is incompatible

As a measure to curb instances of crashing and abrupt closing of the browser, Google Chrome has rolled out a feature that alerts users about ‘Incompatible applications’. The same feature is now evoking a strong response from users as it lists Bitdefender an incompatible application and recommends removing it for the smooth functioning of the browser.


Chrome flags Bitdefender as incompatible

Google’s latest innovation classifies all applications attempting to inject code into Chrome as incompatible and prompt users to remove them. Bitdefender, as we know is a well-known brand committed to providing good end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection. As such, removing the security solution without giving it a second thought would leave users exposed to a vast array of online threats.

Reported one of the Google Chrome users-

I just downloaded and installed “4K Video Downloader”, and now Chrome is saying that “Bitdefender Total Security” is incompatible with Chrome and prompts me to remove it.  I removed “4K Video Downloader” instead, but “Bitdefender Total Security” is still being labeled as incompatible.  Is it a virus from “4K Video Downloader”, an actual incompatibility that happened after I closed and reopened Chrome, or what? It wants me to remove my antivirus entirely.  That is suspicious to me,

Although the move from Google ensures that no rogue applications interfere with the Google product, it prohibits security solutions like Bitdefender from probing the browser’s memory in search for potentially dangerous exploit code.

Nevertheless, to disperse all apprehensions and prevent this message from occurring, Bitdefender makers have issued an update to stop the Anti-Exploit technology from monitoring the Chrome browser. The update has been rolled out and is active on many computers, beginning August 20th at 7:00 AM ET.

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