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drbhappy Keeping Google Chrome Updated
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I am being told [via my installed Secunia PSI] my current installation of Google Chrome requires updating, and that it is insecure as a result.

IS THERE a way to download only those updated changes, or does it require an uninstall - reinstall?

This, for the record, is the only patch required on my laptop, Vista Home Premium.

It will undoubtedly impact my desktop PC, a System 7 64-bit Home Premium.

Your help will be appreciated. TYVM
DrBHappy

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xyzzy RE: Keeping Google Chrome Updated
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Hi, click on Chrome's wrench icon and pick "info", that triggers an update. After a restart you have the new version. The old version is removed later, but if you hate PSI complaining about it you can also remove it manually. Normally you have to do nothing, Chrome updates itself automatically, but sometimes PSI finds an older (= not yet removed) version.
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Anthony Wells RE: Keeping Google Chrome Updated
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Hello Bernard ,

To avoid guesswork , it is always useful to say which OS and which version of the PSI you are using (right click the tray icon and select "About") .

Same goes for Chrome , which version are you using in which channel (Stable , Beta or Dev) ?? - the PSI only monitors/displays the Stable channel except when versions (very occasionally) overlap .

The browser normally auto (silent) updates itself , but leaves the previous version files behind and these are detected by the PSI ; if that version is "insecure" you will need to delete the old files manually . The same applies if it belongs to an old Platform series : eg : 10.x. if you have 11.x ; it is usually shown as "End of Life" in that case .

You can find and update your actual version by clicking the "spanner" icon at the top right of any Chrome browser tab and then select "About Google Chrome" ; it should display your current version top left of the window and run an update check ; it will auto update if there is a new version and display the procedure at the bottom of the window .

So which version is in the browser's "About" and which is the PSI displaying as insecure ?? The latest Stable version is 11.0.696.68 .

Anthony



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xyzzy RE: Keeping Google Chrome Updated
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ACK, when I wrote "info" it's the name in a German UI, this should be "about" for English user interfaces. And as you said the "wrench" is actually a "spanner"... ;-)
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Anthony Wells RE: Keeping Google Chrome Updated
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I wasn't correcting you xyzzy , your post was made whilst I was preparing mine , so they crossed each other .

Anthony

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drbhappy RE: Keeping Google Chrome Updated
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Hey, guys, good news, English is spoken on BOTH sides of the Atlantic. In the USA that icon on the upper right corner on Google is, in fact, a wrench.

In the UK, wrench is called a spanner, WITHOUT the quotation marks.

Similarly, USA raincoats are called "Mac's" in the UK. In the UK, a raincoat is
the term used for a condom. Aren't you glad they speak English?

Many thanks for the info.
Cheers. DrBHappy.

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