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Windows 7: Beware of Chrome

26 Jan 2014   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I wonder whether Chromium would do any better. I use that a lot in my Linux systems.


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26 Jan 2014   #12
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Hi,

just thought I'd add that I stopped using Chrome a couple of years ago.

Reasons:

Chrome installs a unique ID with every installation and needs to be removed by the user.
Chrome installs Google Updater and it runs all the time.
Last time I used Chrome - updating never removed the old versions anyway. Maybe they've fixed this now.

If I wanted to use Chrome I'd probably choose to use SRWare Iron instead!

I suppose that all browsers have or have had vulnerabilities. The key thing is to be informed.
Only if you install the local machine version.
...which is what you get from here https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/ if you visit while logged on using an admin account. If you visit there as a standard user and you don't supply an admin password during the install, then you will be offered the user version install. If you install the user version, there are no scheduled tasks and no updater app always running. You can get the user version from Filehippo even if you are installing as a user:admin.
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26 Jan 2014   #13
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

I stopped using Chrome months ago, had no need for it as IE10 has been working just like Chrome and its more secure then Chrome and it would be one less program that I need on my laptop
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26 Jan 2014   #14
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

its good sense to have two browsers, in case one breaks you can use the other browser to get online and find a fix or download / re-install the the other.
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26 Jan 2014   #15
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I used the chrome for a while, but I stop using. While not in use, is updated automatically or only when I open the program ?

Off topic, a bit, which version is the most stable in Internet Explorer, 10 or 11 ?
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26 Jan 2014   #16
theveterans

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

IE 11 is as stable as a rock like IE 10 and tiny bit faster at loading websites than IE 10 as well. Although I can't really comment if IE 11 or 10 crashes less than Chrome since I only used Chrome for backups, but Chrome in general (for many people) is far more stable than IE 10, 11. Both browsers are also smooth as butter compared to Chrome in my laptop. IMO, you can use either 10 or 11 and you might not notice a difference at all. Just don't expect that it can match Chrome in speed, stability and compatibility with websites.
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26 Jan 2014   #17
3Colors

64-bit Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'll have to pick one of the two. Is there is the option of using software instead of hardware in the version 10/11 ?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
its good sense to have two browsers, in case one breaks you can use the other browser to get online and find a fix or download / re-install the the other.
That is true. But the only thing I do not like is that it updates in the background.
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26 Jan 2014   #18
newblueboy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I hate to be "this guy," but is the video's privacy concerns Google's fault? Isn't Chrome just a medium for a malicious website to listen in on a built in microphone? I mean, this could happen on Firefox or even IE too, just maybe a little harder for the hacker to listen in.

On the other hand, I can't trust a word Google says because of their size and power. I've been using Firefox with a load of privacy-conscious add ons to keep my identity anonymous.

Everyone, go right now and check out [RULE 14). Now!
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27 Jan 2014   #19
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
its good sense to have two browsers, in case one breaks you can use the other browser to get online and find a fix or download / re-install the the other.
I have three browsers. Is there a thing called having too much browsers?
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27 Jan 2014   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 3Colors View Post
I used the chrome for a while, but I stop using. While not in use, is updated automatically or only when I open the program ?

Off topic, a bit, which version is the most stable in Internet Explorer, 10 or 11 ?
ie10 to me is much more stable and if you do have issues developer tools is more straight forward as far as accessing and switching browser mode or document mode,
ie11 hides or has totally removed the brocken page Icon showing it's running in compatibility view/ most site hate Internet explorers comp-view mode and show the famous Update your browser popup

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
its good sense to have two browsers, in case one breaks you can use the other browser to get online and find a fix or download / re-install the the other.
I have three browsers. Is there a thing called having too much browsers?
I've found only one is truly needed and less issue prown,
As long as you can enter safe mode with networking you really have two browsers even if one is only installed
If any real issues/ Virus..... you'll be using safe mode with networking to download scanners anyway,
Cheers.
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