Best Google Chromebook AV solutions

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A customer says that his Chromebook is infected with viruses.

What antivirus or antimalware software can be downloaded and installed on a Chromebook to prevent and remove viruses and malware?
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RaminTechnical Advisor
Commented:
You cannot install 3rd party software.
Scott CSenior Engineer
Commented:
There isn't. You cannot install anything onto it as it is a locked down OS, therefore you don't need antivirus. Most viruses are built to target Windows which renders them mostly redundant on Chrome OS.
RaminTechnical Advisor
Commented:
The Chromebook is based on Linux but is implemented in such a way that it is very hard to install anything that would compromise your device.
IT Engineer
Distinguished Expert 2017
Commented:
Double check your Chrome browser settings. It looks like you have some add-on installed or there is redirection set on your search engine.
If you remove this probably your Chromebook will be OK.

You can also go through this step by step manual to remove unwanted settings set on you laptop
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chromebook-central/hZjdoPPflhE

Here you can find top 10 malicious plugins that attacking computers and chromebook browser

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/x-malicious-browser-extensions-help-hackers-target-victims/
Agree with above comments, however Knowledgeable if you have time read this article as it gives some great insights into some of the concerns a user may get using a Chromebook and it's security , what malware can be add via the Chrome browser plugins and what you can do to recognise the threats and what to do to protect yourself.
Chromebook Virus and Malware Removal – Can a Chromebook get a virus?
https://chromebook.guide/chromebook-virus-removal/

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