Can you disable Chrome's new "This Computer is Using Windows 7" bar?

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  1. Posts : 44
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
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    Can you disable Chrome's new "This Computer is Using Windows 7" bar?


    So, last Chrome update apparently came in bundled with some kind of warning bar that pops up every time you launch Chrome saying "To get future Google Chrome Updates, you'll need to update to Win10. Your Computer is using Win7.". Is there any way to get rid of that? I remember there was once such a bar in WinXP/Vista with the same function, but I don't remember how I disabled it.
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  2. Posts : 6,959
    W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
       #2

    Hi

    not sure if this tip for XP/Vista that you remembered...
    Welcome
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  3. Posts : 44
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
    Thread Starter
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    torchwood said:
    Hi

    not sure if this tip for XP/Vista that you remembered...
    Welcome
    Yeah, that was the one... sadly, it doesn't work for this one. Just tried it.

    Wonder what else I can do.
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  4. Posts : 15,719
    7 X64
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    Wonder what else I can do.
    Get rid of chrome.
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  5. Posts : 44
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
    Thread Starter
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    SIW2 said:
    Get rid of chrome.
    I'd love to, but sadly I haven't found any good alternatives. Firefox insists in having my historial in full display in a menu, and no way in hell I am ever touching IE. Hilariously, the new Chromium-based Edge is one of the few features I genuinely like of Win10/11.
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  6. Posts : 231
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
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    I received the same pop up saying they are no longer supporting W7. Anyone know of a good alternative browser?
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  7. Posts : 6,780
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
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    This is my "Chrome" browser. I use multiple browsers. That version I leave plain vanilla without any extensions.

    Having said that. Try that and see if the BS message disappears. Note you'll have to manually update -- Oh no! What's that? Be sure to back up your bookmarks. If you are stuck in the Chrome/Google ecosphere, Ungoogled Chrome may not be for you...

    Downloads for ungoogled-chromium
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  8. Posts : 231
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit (Service Pack 1)
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    I've got a bit more time to look at this now; what are the risks from having a non updated browser? Would your AV protect you?

    I've had a look at Brave, which I may download and try but it seems pointless if all browsers are going to withdraw their support for W7 as I've read in some articles.
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  9. Posts : 6,780
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows 10 Enterprise LTSC
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    Will AV protect you? No, and no.

    AV NEVER "protects" you and a browser CVE (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) will own (pwn) you regardless of what anti-virus you're running.

    To be concise, anti-virus software now-a-days has been nothing short of a joke with overzealous and unnecessary fudge bloat. Not to mention the product DOES intercept your browser traffic and probably sends that back to AV headquarters. It has to in order to see if traffic over a TLS/"SSL" encrypted connections is laced with malware or not. Your anti-virus is in fact a man in the middle. Then anti-virus software is mostly definition based anyway. It WILL NOT stop a zero day.

    This is why I use Sandboxie classic for my browser along with uBlock Origin to help mitigate malvertising and virus laced domains.

    There's a program in Kali Linux that will own your browser. The hack is called session hijacking. Your AV will not stop that. That's just one browser vulnerability. Another is if the browser is not patched to mitigate a certain malicious JS code or what ever. Again, AV won't protect you. As it is JS expletive can do some cool (IMO) stuff...


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  10. Posts : 117
    Windows 7 Pro 64bit
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    LevelBest said:
    I've got a bit more time to look at this now; what are the risks from having a non updated browser? Would your AV protect you?

    I've had a look at Brave, which I may download and try but it seems pointless if all browsers are going to withdraw their support for W7 as I've read in some articles.

    I have the same message about no further updates in Brave as well. At the moment Vivaldi (which could be a Chrome variant) still updates for me, as does Firefox. I am currently looking for a couple more to have installed and ready for all eventualities.
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