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Forum Thread: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!

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wess11 Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Secunia PSI has decided that Google chrome is "NOT" secure for browsing? I've had it installed for so long, and just today, it's giving me the message that it isn't?
I uninstalled it and reinstalled it again, and rescanned again, and same thing happening. Thanks for any hint.

mogs RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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I'm not aux fait with the current up to date stable version of Chrome; but I can tell you that it is usual for the older version to be left behind after having installed the newer. Secunia is probably still detecting the older file/prog.even if in the Recycle bin.
If you switch to the Advanced interface you'll glean more info. Click on the + sign alongside the insecure/end of life, or any other prog./entry, and it will expand to reveal the file path which will be confirmed by clicking on Tech. detail.
If you find you're not able to resolve the matter, post the details back to the forum for further assistance.

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wess11 RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Thank you, but it's not working. I get (no further actions are currently needed) message when I expand the Google chrome 3.X under the "patched" tab (in the advanced mode).

By the way, I only get this red flag under the (Secure Browsing) tab, and it appears to be normal under the insecure/ end-of-life tabs.

I'm using TOSHIBA Satellite A205-S5852,
Vista Home Premium SP 2, OS 32 bit
2GB RAM
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thedillpickl RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Hi wess11;

Do not be alarmed at the Insecure Browser listing. All the browsers I've heard of have some form of insecurity at present. If PSI lists a Catagory 1 or 2 threat, you shouldn't have a problem. If you stay off sites you shouldn't be on and copy links into the address bar instead of just clicking on them. Good AV/Malware programs and firewall a must. If your version of Chrome shows up in the patched tab of PSI you have done all you can.

BTW, I believe Chrome updates automatically http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py... . Couldn't find the current version, sorry.

Hope this answers your question even if it dosn't let you sleep any better!


regards;

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wess11 RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Thank you sir "thedellpick", I've just downloaded the BETA version of Google Chrome 4.X and it seems to be working fine now.
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mogs RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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As Fred says; you've done all you can then. I've just been having a look at the Chrome Blog site and other sources, but I can't seem to find anything on the current Stable version....when you reinstalled did you notice a change in the version number ? You must have the latest release.
Whilst on the subject of Chrome, it might be worth knowing or noting, that if you decide to go to a Beta version, Secunia doesn't monitor it. It therefore doesn't show up at all in the Secure Browsing tab.
Over the last year or so I've used different Stable and Beta versions...my browsing practices havn't altered much at all....this one is the cleanest,fastest thing I've had ! I particularly like the way I can monitor my cookies ! Regards.

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Anthony Wells RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Last edited on 25th Jan, 2010 15:58
@wess11

The latest stable (non Beta) version is "4.0.249(35722)stable" and can be downloaded from here :-

http://www.google.com/chrome?hl=en

It should install over your Beta , if that is your choice.

PSI is currently treating it like a Beta in that it is in neither the "patched" nor "seure browsing" tabs . Google Gears does show in the "patched" tab and will refer to your current version . If gears shows twice then one of them will link to a/the older version which was not uninstalled .
You need to manually delete the old version from the Chrome folders/files shown in the "installation"path .

Hope this clears things up a bit.
Take care
Anthony


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thedillpickl RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Thanks Mogs & Anthony;

Good thing you "Chrome Heads" filled in my lack of knowledge!


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knudknud3 RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Delite the old number - yes, BUT remember also to delite the old number PERMANENT from recycle bin, then CECUNIA is happy.
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Anthony Wells RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Secunia PSI rules have changed again , see here :-

http://secunia.com/community/forum/thread/show/339...

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Member 28th Jan, 2010 09:47
on 24th Jan, 2010 21:06, wess11 wrote:
Secunia PSI has decided that Google chrome is "NOT" secure for browsing? I've had it installed for so long, and just today, it's giving me the message that it isn't?
I uninstalled it and reinstalled it again, and rescanned again, and same thing happening. Thanks for any hint.


Hi,
if you use the PSI in advanced mode, you can expand a program entry by clicking the + button. From here, you will be able to open advisories relating to a particular security issue. The advisory will let you know if there are patches, and what the solution to the problem could be.
Hope this helps.
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garethpr RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Hey, it's fine. Just updated to new Chrome 4.x. 3.x was left on system by silly Google.

Deleted 3.x folder in the filepath listed by Secunia. Chrome works and Secunia no longer detects Chrome 3.x.

Gareth
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Anthony Wells RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Only guessing , but as Google Chrome updates so often and it is often done automatically , then by laeving the previous version in the files , at least you know where you were and where you are going .

Even if that isn't their reason , I find it handy even if you need to keep on your toes and an eye on things - bear in mind not all updates are security updates .

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cherieorwig RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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I'm getting the same notice from Secunia. I don't see a patch. Any thoughts will be helpful.
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Anthony Wells RE: Google 3.0.195.38 is not secure for browsing!
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Update to the latest version 4.x and then remove the old version (as described in my post of 25 Jan to this thread).

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