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wess12 Chrome 4x insecure
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I have the latest version of Google Chrome v (4.1.249.1036), and under the Insecure tab, Chrome v (4.0.249.89) appears and it's telling me that it's insecure. Any clues?

Windows Vista

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TiMow RE: Chrome 4x insecure
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Hi wess12

When Chrome is updated, a new file is created, still leaving the old insecure file for PSI to find and report.

Under the Insecure tab, you should click on "[+]" on left side to expand (you can also do this under Patched tab).

This will show Toolbox icons - click on Open Folder to take you to the location of the old Chrome file.

Click to highlight the old version, right click, then delete.

Now re-boot and re-scan PSI.

Hope this helps - if not, come back with more details.

TiMow

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mogs RE: Chrome 4x insecure
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Morning!
You don't state categorically that your updated version of Chrome is showing in your Secure Browsing tab...........just checking that you're ok there. Regards

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TiMow RE: Chrome 4x insecure
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Hi (again) wess12

Had to wait for my McAfee weekly scan to complete.

Have now updated my own Chrome from 4.0.249.89 to 4.1.249.1036 - rescanned PSI with same insecure showing of the earlier version, as you reported.

Then followed my procedure, as outlined above, with result as required - PSI recognised changes straight away, as notified via the tray icon - didn`t need to rescan PSI.

If you have the same success, you can close this thread.

TiMow



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wess12 RE: Chrome 4x insecure
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Hi TiMow:

I clicked the ( open folder) after I expanded the chrome in the insecure tab, but then which folder in that (4.0.249.89) should I delete? Is it the entire folder or just some .dll files?

Thanks
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TiMow RE: Chrome 4x insecure
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Hi wess12

When you go to the file location of Chrome, you should see both the new numbered version (4.1.249.1036) and the old numbered version (4.0.249.89)

Without expanding the 4.0.249.89 into its sub files, you should just highlight it and delete this old numbered one (with all its sub-files).

The contents of both old and new will be the same number and types of files.

If you wanted you can open both file trees to compare, but it isn`t necessary.

With my OS of Windows XP, the deleted file goes into recycle bin - so if that`s the same with Vista, you can always restore it, if there was something you weren`t happy about.

But as I wrote above, I did exactly as I`ve described, today (and many times previously with other updates), without any problems.

TiMow

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wess12 RE: Chrome 4x insecure
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Thanks TiMow, it worked ok. I deleted the entire folder of the older version and it's now running fine.

many thanks
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TiMow RE: Chrome 4x insecure
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Glad all OK wess12,

If you`re happy, you can click "accept", to mark the thread as closed.

TiMow

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