Google used to provide a simple tool that you can download to scan your computer and remove malware. This later became a built-in feature in Chrome. Today, I noticed a code change request to make an enterprise admin policy around this tool. When ready, this will enable those with Chrome Admin Console to control the cleanup tool.
The bug associated with this code change has more details:
The Chrome Cleanup Tool is not currently manageable by group policy.
We have had a number of customer requests to allow administrators to:
* disable weekly scans for unwanted software and any resulting user-initiated cleanup
* control whether users can opt into sharing meta-data about unwanted software found on the system
While a policy to control sharing meta-data from the weekly scans already exists (https://www.chromium.org/administrators/policy-list-3#SafeBrowsingExtendedReportingEnabled), there aren’t blanket policies specific to the CCT and there doesn’t yet exist a policy to disable the weekly background scan.
I am not sure why would anyone wants to disable weekly scans. The second feature about sharing meta-data might be useful in a company or school. If you are an enterprise admin with Chrome Admin Console access, drop me a comment. Do you think this is going to be really useful to you all?