Google Chrome 17 Stable channel has been released finally. If you’ve used Beta version, you should know the features final version offers- Omnibox prerendering and malware downloads protection.  Google Instant predicts the result before you’re going to click and starts loading that page in the background – this is called prerendering. Now Google extended this to Chrome’s Omnibox- when you start typing in the address bar if URL autocompletes then Chrome prerenders that page in background for faster loading before you press enter.

Chrome 17 stable

Google Chrome 17 Stable version released

Chrome now also warns you against malicious downloads containing .exe and .msi files. Chrome does this by checking these URLS against Safe browsing API.

Chrome Releases blogs notes the security fixes and rewards with the  following new features

  • New Extensions APIs
  • Updated Omnibox Prerendering
  • Download Scanning Protection
  • Many other small changes