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Forum Thread: Google Chrome Update

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Google Chrome 22.x

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davidb009 Google Chrome Update
Member 7th Nov, 2012 20:01
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User Since: 11th Feb, 2010
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PSI 2 scan identifies current version of Google Chrome as 22.x and hence End-of-Life, but version in computer's programs list is now shown as 23.x.

This is merely a nuisance at the moment, but should not be allowed to proliferate, or PSI will become untrustworthy and hence totally useless.

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Program Name:
Google Chrome 22.x

Security State:
End-of-Life

Download Link:
http://dl.secunia.com/SPS/GoogleChromeEnterprise_2...

Instances Found:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\old_chrome.exe, version: 22.0.1229.94 (Business)

Last System Scan (localtime):
6. Nov 2012, 11:50

Operating System:
Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 7

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Maurice Joyce RE: Google Chrome Update
Handling Contributor 7th Nov, 2012 20:35
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Last edited on 7th Nov, 2012 20:38
You are trying to shoot the messenger. It is Google policy to leave an older version installed>

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal...

You need to delete the old version manually.

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Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit OS
HP Intel Pentium i7
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James2005 RE: Google Chrome Update
Member 7th Nov, 2012 23:28
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real problem is google chrome 23 is not detected at ( psi 2)
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ManFromOz RE: Google Chrome Update
Member 7th Nov, 2012 23:33
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Hi,

I've just ran a Full System Scan and PSI 2 found Chrome as version 23.0.1271.64.

Run a Full scan again and check.

ManFromOz
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James2005 RE: Google Chrome Update
Member 8th Nov, 2012 00:24
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ran full scan-no google chrome-might be because chrome is now located at /(user name)/app data/local/google--this file has chrome and several older versions--google earth, tool bar,are in program files& program data as you might expect--yesterday psi2 detected chrome. after it self updated from 22 to 23 psi2 no longer lists it in programs or secure browsing sections.
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Germanfox2000 RE: Google Chrome Update
Member 8th Nov, 2012 10:08
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Although I have already installed Chrome 23, I am asked to update Google Chrome 12.x !
A new scan of installed Applications doesn't help.
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Maurice Joyce RE: Google Chrome Update
Handling Contributor 8th Nov, 2012 10:52
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@Germanfox2000

Whatever version of PSI you are using it gives you the path to where (in your case) version 12 (or remnants of it) are installed.

Just navigate to that file/folder & manually delete it.

If completed correctly a full PSI rescan will cure the issue.

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Germanfox2000 RE: Google Chrome Update
Member 8th Nov, 2012 11:16
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Thank you. That solved my issue. Good to know that Google Chrome keeps all that trash of older versions.
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davidbright1 RE: Google Chrome Update
Member 8th Nov, 2012 17:22
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Further to my own input, which originated this thread, I eventually resorted to manually uninstalling version 22 (required several attempts) and installing version 23.

I cannot see any merit in the Google comment that it is their policy to leave old versions in place (?????). This would be counter to the whole rationale of using PSI or any similar system, surely?

On a related point, I often find that the Secunia-sponsored download to replace the expired version of an installed program is not recognized as valid, and I then have to resort to the 'best authority' site to source a download. The need to do this is why I refuse to use PSI 3, which seems over-automated and hence likely to be vulnerable to this kind of glitch.

I have found that Chrome updates have recently become unduly burdened by programs which try to 'hitch a ride' onto your computer and install other linking products.
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James2005 RE: Google Chrome Update
Member 9th Nov, 2012 13:14
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secunia has adjusted chrome detection-- it now works fine (at least for me)-my issue is solved!
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fosgrit RE: Google Chrome Update
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Thank you that solve my problem. I wish secunia would have given an advisory on how to fix this problem
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