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MaxLV
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  #1561359 28-May-2016 18:27
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Brumfondl:

 

Is it actually possible to stop Chrome auto updating if you are connected to the internet?

 

 

I cant (and dont want to) stop the updates being 'offered', but it doesn't happen automatically for me. I have to go to Help/About and and see if it's ready to update. If I dont click on the Update now button, it wont update.

 

Currently running Google Chrome Version 51.0.2704.63 m (64-bit)


 
 
 

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  #1561468 29-May-2016 00:27
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a) It is possible to stop chrome auto update.
b) For maxlv there may be various valid and logical reasons why auto update is not operating.

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  #1561616 29-May-2016 12:00
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gzt: a) It is possible to stop chrome auto update.
b) For maxlv there may be various valid and logical reasons why auto update is not operating.

 

It's always been that way for me, on all computers I've installed chrome on. I have never tried to stop it updating, and are surprised to hear that it does update automatically without user control. Does it actually, in the middle of a browsing session, simply restart to apply the latest update? 




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  #1561631 29-May-2016 12:33
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No. It will show the menu sandwich icon in orange, at which time you can restart the browser - or it will apply updates the next time you close it.

 

Unlike Windows 10 upgrade which seems to stop people doing what they are doing from reports around the world...





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  #1561658 29-May-2016 13:38
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I have always hated auto-updating. Somehow it always seems to manage to interrupt me at something crucial, or black hole the long document I was just about to save, or crash my computer, or corrupt this or that, or do something else that completely ruins my day. Windows 10 is only the latest in this long, ignoble tradition. This has been my experience since the days of MS-DOS or whenever auto-updating was invented. I am not a computer expert of any kind. There is a vast amount that I do not know or understand. I speak only from my own long personal experience as a consumer with a smattering of technical ability. From that long experience I make a practice of turning off every auto-update function I can find whenever I start with a new system. I do update, but only sparingly, and when it suits me. In all the years I have been using (mainly) Windows machines, I have never had a single infection of any kind. I know this because until relatively recently, I could only communicate with the world via dial-up, and at that speed it is easy to see if any extra traffic is hitching a ride. In any case, I have always used monitors to keep an eye on my ports. I fully agree with the earlier poster that for private users, at least, security is overrated unless the user really is completely non-technical. I do know some people like that, and I have frequently had to clean their systems for them. Security didn't do them any good at all.

 

 

 

 





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  #1561724 29-May-2016 15:35
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Rikkitic:

 

I have frequently had to clean their systems for them. Security didn't do them any good at all.

 

 

 

 

In those cases you can certainly blame it on PEBKAC 

 

 

 

as for updates in Windows 10 there is a way to tell windows update to ask what where and when via gpedit.msc 


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  #1561762 29-May-2016 16:25
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Latest Chrome update (v. 51.0.2704.63 here), was interesting. Chrome had not downloaded the update on any of my machines, it was first when I went into "About Chrome" that it started downloading the update and then allowed for a restart of the browser. This is on OS-X.

 

Not sure why its being done that way.





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  #1561763 29-May-2016 16:30
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The actual delivery time varies. Like any software deployed on a massive scale they will not deliver to all machines at the same time. There may be other considerations also.

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  #1561953 29-May-2016 23:28
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freitasm:

 

No. It will show the menu sandwich icon in orange, at which time you can restart the browser - or it will apply updates the next time you close it.

 

Unlike Windows 10 upgrade which seems to stop people doing what they are doing from reports around the world...

 

 

I dont remember that happening either. But that possibly because I check and update before it happens. I usually update it when I see it's available in Major Geeks or read about the update in SansNews security bulletins, or other tech news forums... 


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  #1562214 30-May-2016 11:47
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geekIT:

 

Brumfondl: I'll bet somebody, somewhere has come up with a method of preventing Chrome updating. A few months back, several of us FF users were having the same problem with forced updates, because the long-established method had been purposely compromised by Mozilla. But a fix turned up.

 

Mauricio: I'm not going to get into a long debate about computer 'security', All I'll say is, that after 25+ years of building and servicing PC's, and tuning and configuring more than a thousand software installations, I've come to the conclusion that the issue is overrated. For home users, anyway. It might be different in the commercial area. Most of the worst problems I saw were caused by rampant teenagers or bored housewives, neither of whom knew nor cared about where they went online or what they clicked on.

 

 

 

 

you could write a book....confessions of a PC repairman. 

 

Bet you've seen some funny (and not so funny) stuff on peoples PC's.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #1562343 30-May-2016 13:48
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Gosh that nonstandard quote/reply formatting gets misleading on the quote of a quote...

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  #1563499 1-Jun-2016 09:45
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  you could write a book....confessions of a PC repairman. 

 

Bet you've seen some funny (and not so funny) stuff on peoples PC's.

 

 

You're right, S. One thing that always cracked me up was worried mothers telling me that they thought the son and heir was downloading porn from the internet. I never told them it was more likely to be Dad than the young fella :-)

 

 





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