Google is set to introduce pre-loading in the upcoming Chrome 17 web browser, loading and rendering pages which the user is likely to visit so that websites could appear instantly.
Chrome 17, already available in the beta stream, implements prerendering in order to reduce the time between the user hitting return and the appearance of a fully loaded web page.
Google also said that the security features called "safe browsing technology" has been further beefed up to protect against a greater variety of malware attacks. The changes are aimed at sites which try to get the user to download malicious software.
"If a file you download is known to be bad, or is hosted on a website that hosts a relatively high percentage of malicious downloads, Chrome will warn you that the file appears to be malicious and that you should discard it," said Google software engineer Dominic Hamon on the Chrome blog.
"Remember, no technical mechanism can ever protect you completely from malicious downloads. You should always be careful about which files you download and consider the reputation of their source," added Hamon.