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jshiii Google Chrome shown as End-of-Life version when it's not
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My scan today showed Google Chrome as being an earlier version, 11.0.696.77, and not the currently installed 12.0.742.91?

I double checked the version of Chrome and the installed version was the newest version (12). However, I downloaded and installed the updated version from Google.

I then re-scanned my PC and the program was no longer showing up in the scan results as End-of-Life?

James
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jckinnick RE: Google Chrome shown as End-of-Life version when it's not
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Mine did the same thing i didn't install anything though because when i check for updates in chrome it said it was up to date.
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Anthony Wells RE: Google Chrome shown as End-of-Life version when it's not
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Hi ,

You do not need to reinstall if you do not wish to ; the Chrome internal/silent updates always leave the previous version behind ; it will display as a "zombie" file as an "insecure" or "EOL" version depending on it's actual status . Here is a copy of one of my posts :-

QUOTE :
1) EOL : this is the PSI's way of displaying the old platform when there is a platform change :ie: 11.x to 12.x has just occurred and 11.x versions show as EOl .

2)Manual update : In the past if you run a manual update with a downloaded installer , the older versions of the same platform are all removed and you just have the new one .

3)Auto silent update or update initiated via the "spanner *About* link" : this leaves the previous version behind ; if it is not a security update you will see the old version as a "zombie" file , but a "security" update will likely display the "insecure" version at the top of the scan results page . At platform change , the old platform's "last" version is eventually left behind "permanently" and displays as EOL .

4)Channel change : only one Channel per user for the Stable , Beta and Dev versions so changing channels removes all the other channel versions . Canary is allowed to be installed alongside .

5)Old_exe and older version files : I have only just come across this (old_exe) and since my post above , in my Canary directory I now have no old_exe version as a new_exe version has taken it's place , but I still have two .exe files . Dev still has just the one*** . In the past , any older .exe file versions would/will still only load the latest browser installed ; this is the case for my Canary installation . This would concur with the info from Google that the old version folder and it's .dlls are "technically" disabled ; so leaving the old .exe version behind would follow Google logic as we know it .

6)False positive : the PSI displays whatever it can see , find and get it's hands on ; whether the "insecure" findings are a "real" security risk depends .... ; hence zombie files and EOL platforms , etc .
UNQUOTE

To remove the old version files , click the [+] to the lhs of the old version display , click the yellowish folder icon without the red blob found to the left end of detected instance ; this will show you (in Explorer) the old version folder numbered and blue highlighted , right click and delete .

Hope that is clear enough .

Anthony



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so what is the cure for that in a simple way as i have the same issue but i did a lot of stupid thing
i found in my psi two things need to be updated (sun java jre1.6.x/6.x and 2 google chrome) 11.x (end of life) and 12.xx and i clicked the update for java
and for google: first - ichecked programs in control panel and found only one

so i hit (install solution) and it redirected me to google so i choose the language and hit accept and download and the allowed the program
and when loading started amessage appeared:(google chrome installer) installation failed . the google chrome installer does not support installing with adminstrator privileges.

so i opened the google browser >tools>about and a green check mark was ther with up to date 12.xxxxxxx

so what's that? why didn't it reinstall google?

also i found this amoung the programs in psi :microsoft mailicous software removal tool 64-bit. what's that ?
it's not listed among my control panel programs.

screen shots
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/705/googlepro...

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/831/googlewas...

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/600/psijava.j...
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annac RE: Google Chrome shown as End-of-Life version when it's not
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James I think you should check that your other application is also updated and they go along with they support the End-of-Life version. I found this link too. Hope it could help.
http://www.google.com/support/chrome/bin/answer.py...
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Anthony Wells RE: Google Chrome shown as End-of-Life version when it's not
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Hello Tito ,

If you read my post again you will see that using the PSI update link you do a full reinstall ; using the "spanner" to check/update your version saves you hassle and most times the update is done automatically/silently by the browser itself but you appear to have an error window preventing one or the other ; in this caes it might be the manual option , as the "spanner" had done it's job . I do not know why , so I suggest you pose the question on the Google Chrome help forum :-

http://www.google.com/support/forum/signup?hl=en&u...

:"mailicous software removal tool 64-bit. what's that ?" It is what it says it is and is downloaded and runs once (usually) every M$ patch Tuesday :-

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx...

Hope that answers your questions , if not ask again .

Anthony

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jshiii RE: Google Chrome shown as End-of-Life version when it's not
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Thanks for all your input!
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