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ross_petersen Google Chrome - version
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Secunia is reporting that this version is insecure and is recommending that I upgrade to the newer version.

Now, it is reporting the installation path is:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\\chrom e.dll

There is a folder on my PC as follows:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\

and there is a chrome.dll file in that folder.

However, there is another folder for the patched version on the PC as follows:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\ which is the patched version folder.

Can I just delete the older folder?

Kind regards


TiMow RE: Google Chrome - version
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Hi Ross

The version to which you are referring is the last but one update and is old and (according to PSI rules) insecure - so to answer your Q., the answer is yes -it can be manually removed.

Here is my standard reply to this issue (adapted for your situation):

"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 - if you have already updated to the latest up to date version.

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. (....1064) 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."

Use what helps, from the above (some you probably know and wont need - but copy and paste is easy for me).


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