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drdively Updating Google Chrome 18.x
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This icon [updating google chrome 18.x] has been stuck on the program for weeks, even though I am using version 21.0.1180.79 which is the most recent version as of today. I suppose it is more annoying than anything else, unless it reveals some vulnerability.

Maurice Joyce RE: Updating Google Chrome 18.x
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Check the path of the file PSI is trying to update. Could be an older version of Google as explained in the FAQ.
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I have updated one of my programs, but an older version is still detected by the Secunia PSI. What can I do?

Some programs leave behind the older version when updating to a new one. Some vendors do this deliberatively by policy, and some vendors by mistake. An example of a vendor deliberatively leaving behind the old version is Google, who do not remove old versions when installing updates for Google Chrome. This is an intentional policy on Google's behalf, and is done to prevent developers using Chrome from losing any of their work.



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drdively RE: Updating Google Chrome 18.x
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OK, thanks for that info.

In my case, the supposed out of date version is here:

C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\L ocal\Google\Chrome\Application\18.0.1025.142

The current version of Google Chrome is here:

C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Applica tion\chrome.exe

So, can I delete the Google directory in the windows/system32 folder?
I am not a developer or anything like that.

If I tell PSI to ignore this program, will it ignore all Chrome programs,
or just this path?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Updating Google Chrome 18.x
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I would get rid of it.

Navigate back to C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\L ocal\Google\Chrome\Application\18.0.1025.142

right click & delete.

A full PSI rescan & all will be in order.

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drdively RE: Updating Google Chrome 18.x
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Thanks, that worked.

Is there any program that helps find things like that which could be deleted?
And ought I assume there are registry entries associated with old programs like that?

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Maurice Joyce RE: Updating Google Chrome 18.x
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There could well be a few "bits * bobs" of left over files in the registry. My view is that the "urge to purge" should be avoided unless something is causing grief which leads to a registry entry malfunction.

PSI will find any vulnerability for U & report by giving U the path to the problem which has just been demonstrated.

There are alleged registry cleaners (they do not find vulnerabilities) - Details here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Registry_cleaner

Examples (there are hundreds of them) of this type of programme are here:
http://www.registrycleaners.com/

Hopefully this has answered your questions.

Please note I am not endorsing or promoting the use of a registry cleaner merely answering your question.

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