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Windows 7: Google tricks

24 Mar 2012   #21
Stonecutter

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

If the only place it is showing is CCleaner, on the cleaner tab, it isn't installed. It is just listed on CCleaner so you can clean it if you want to.


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24 Mar 2012   #22
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Thanks Man.
Hey, why do you reckon it's there anyway?
I've already uninstalled Ccleaner and reinstalled it, and it still appears.

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24 Mar 2012   #23
Stonecutter

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Not sure. Two possible reasons are that it is always part of the list whether you have ever installed it or not (easier than having the cleaner program search to see if a common program is installed) or could be that when you uninstalled CCleaner it left a remnant list of programs.
Chrome usually installs in the Program folder (and leaves old versions when ever it updates) but will occasionally install in the folder the downloaded install program was in (usually if you install from a non-admin account). The way it installs is why I don't use it any more, it's rubbish (the installer not the browser which is okay).
If you are still thinking it is installed somewhere, just search for chrome(dot)exe. That file will be in the folder chrome is installed to.
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24 Mar 2012   #24
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stonecutter View Post
Not sure. Two possible reasons are that it is always part of the list whether you have ever installed it or not (easier than having the cleaner program search to see if a common program is installed) or could be that when you uninstalled CCleaner it left a remnant list of programs.
Chrome usually installs in the Program folder (and leaves old versions when ever it updates) but will occasionally install in the folder the downloaded install program was in (usually if you install from a non-admin account). The way it installs is why I don't use it any more, it's rubbish (the installer not the browser which is okay).
If you are still thinking it is installed somewhere, just search for chrome(dot)exe. That file will be in the folder chrome is installed to.
You are a smart guy.
Searched chrome(dot)exe.
It was called ChromeInst and it was in :
OS(C:/ computer/program files/AVAST Software/ Avast/chrome

I tried to uninstall it, using Malwarebytes/File Assassin.
As luck would have it, (..it, they, them,) said I had to have administrator privilege.
But that bums me right out, because it is my computer, and I should have the privilege to put an axe thru it , if I so choose.
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24 Mar 2012   #25
BrightBlessings

Win7 Pro-64 Bit
 
 

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24 Mar 2012   #26
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Thank you. I'll have to look at this tomorrow when I'm more fresh.
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24 Mar 2012   #27
Stonecutter

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by inouno View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Stonecutter View Post
Not sure. Two possible reasons are that it is always part of the list whether you have ever installed it or not (easier than having the cleaner program search to see if a common program is installed) or could be that when you uninstalled CCleaner it left a remnant list of programs.
Chrome usually installs in the Program folder (and leaves old versions when ever it updates) but will occasionally install in the folder the downloaded install program was in (usually if you install from a non-admin account). The way it installs is why I don't use it any more, it's rubbish (the installer not the browser which is okay).
If you are still thinking it is installed somewhere, just search for chrome(dot)exe. That file will be in the folder chrome is installed to.
You are a smart guy.
Searched chrome(dot)exe.
It was called ChromeInst and it was in :
OS(C:/ computer/program files/AVAST Software/ Avast/chrome

I tried to uninstall it, using Malwarebytes/File Assassin.
As luck would have it, (..it, they, them,) said I had to have administrator privilege.
But that bums me right out, because it is my computer, and I should have the privilege to put an axe thru it , if I so choose.
I think your okay, that is just the installer file. I don't think you have Google Chrome installed.
You also need to be careful as lots of programs have files named Chrome; usually they are files that hold settings especially ones that affect program appearance. The file you found wasn't in a folder for google so it wasn't the right one.
Happy computing😄
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24 Mar 2012   #28
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

What is preventing you from accessing the files in "C:/documents and settings/username/local settings/application data/google chrome"? In case it's not obvious to you, you have to substitute your username for username above. So if your username on your computer is inouno, then you would need to look in the "C:/documents and settings/inouno/local settings/application data/google chrome" folder.

It appears to me that you don't have Google Chrome on your computer (perhaps you did at one time) and the user data was left behind after Chrome was uninstalled and that is what CCleaner is seeing. If you get those files in your application data folder it won't show up in CCleaner anymore.
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25 Mar 2012   #29
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BrightBlessings View Post
Yeah, had a look at that.

Bit scary but !

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25 Mar 2012   #30
inouno

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I think your okay, that is just the installer file. I don't think you have Google Chrome installed.
You also need to be careful as lots of programs have files named Chrome; usually they are files that hold settings especially ones that affect program appearance. The file you found wasn't in a folder for google so it wasn't the right one.
Happy computing��[/QUOTE]

Thank you Stonecutter.
Good, clear, precise advice.
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