Using Google Chrome Browser? Update Now

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Google Chrome logoA new security vulnerability has been discovered in Google Chrome and it's recommended that you update your browser to the latest version. The vulnerability impacts Windows, Mac and Linux versions.

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If Chrome doesn't update automatically, you can force an update by visiting chrome://chrome (copy and paste into the address bar).
Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen Google Chrome. If you haven't closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update in Chrome:

  • At the top right, click the three dots menu
  • If an update is pending, the icon will be colored
  • Green: An update's been available for 2 days
  • Orange: An update's been available for 4 days
  • Red: An update's been available for 7 days

To manually update Google Chrome:
Open Chrome.

  • At the top right, click the three dots menu.
  • Click Update Google Chrome. If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.
  • Click Relaunch.

To check for an update and see the current browser version on your computer:
Open Chrome.

  • At the top right, click on the three dot menu
  • Click Help and then About Google Chrome
  • The current version number is the series of numbers beneath the "Google Chrome" heading. Chrome will check for updates when you're on this page

Click Relaunch to apply any available update.

If you prefer, you can download the offline (stand alone) installer. When you download Google Chrome, it downloads a small file, which launches and then downloads the rest of the file. An offline installer downloads the complete package; all you have to do is download the program and click on the file to install it. The installer will still connect briefly to the internet.
You can find the offline installers for Windows, Mac and Linux here:

Download Google Chrome offline stand alone installer


(h/t Hacker News)


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All major OS other than Android, iOS, and Chrome OS... Duly noted.

Much appreciate the heads-up!

I updated with latest version:

Google Chrome PORTABLE Offline Installer v. 67.0.3396.79 64-bit
OS 64-bit: Windows 10/8.1/8/7
https://www.chrome-portable.com/index.php/google-chrome-offline-installer

THX. ~ Alan

Thanks for the heads up - when I checked the portable version at several sites yesterday it hadn't been updated to the latest version so I didn't link to it in the article. Good to see it's been updated. :)

Thanks for the heads up, that was absolutely painless.

You're welcome. :)

One of the 3 things I allow to auto-update on my system. 1. Google Chrome, 2. Adobe Flash Player, 3. Windows 10 (includes drivers)

A new vulnerability was found for Flash yesterday, they are recommending everyone update ASAP.