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vascoz patches
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I have applied the solution to Google Chrome 4.x but the threat is still showing on the list despite a rescan. Does anyone know if the patch has worked? Or is it just a PSI scanning problem?

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Secunia Official 29th Apr, 2010 08:24

Try to look at the file path for the insecure version of Chrome (Advanced Interface in the PSI)
Chrome will in most cases keep the former version alongside with the newest version in the Chrome installation folder. (Due to the way it silently update itself)

There should be 2 folders in the Chrome installation folder, on with the current version number and one with and older version number.
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Last edited on 29th Apr, 2010 09:35
Hi vascoz

A common problem when updating Chrome, is that the new version creates a new file and still leaves the old insecure file, which PSI reports. This old file needs to be manually removed.

You need to use PSI on the Advanced mode interface - click "Advanced" on top right of PSI window, then "OK". Along the top is a series of tabs.

Firstly, to check if Chrome is correctly updated/patched, go to the tab "Patched" and click - here is a list of all your patched programs.

Scroll down to Google Chrome 4.x, and for the version number, you should see ** - which is the latest up to date version. You may also see a second Chrome entry, version number - this is the old insecure file that needs to be deleted.

Now click the tab "Insecure" (red lettering, when there's a problem). The old Chrome file should be listed here. On its left is "[+]" - click on this to reveal toolbox icons, then find "Open Folder" and click this.

This takes you to the location of the old Chrome file. You should see both the up to date version no. (....1059) and the old version no. (....1045). Make sure the old version no. is highlighted, right click, then delete.

This now goes to recycle bin, where you probably need to further delete it (as PSI also reports its contents). Reboot your PC and full re-scan PSI - this should now resolve this problem.

If your require further assistance, then post back here.


EDIT: I'm a slow typist - M. Hansen's reply beat mine - the info is the same; I've just given a bit more detail.

** I've just noticed that Chrome has run a silent install and version is now the latest, (as of 28 April 2010, 16:38:32 - installation on my PC), but this is not picked up by PSI, until I run a scan, to check if v. ....1059 is now insecure or not.

EDIT 2: Just run a scan v. ....1059 is insecure and needs to be removed (when I deleted mine, PSI picked up the change without reboot or re-scan); just to clarify - is latest, patched version - all older versions need to be deleted, as described above.

Computing is not yet a perfect science - it still requires humans.
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njvann RE: patches
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Thanks guys its now done. Really appreciate TiMow's step by step instructions as not being a computer expert they were easy to follow.
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