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How to disable automatic and silent updates in Chrome for Windows

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Posted 27 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

A new tutorial titled How to disable automatic and silent updates in Chrome for Windows was added by Lawrence Abrams. Please use this topic to discuss any aspect of this tutorial.

A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:

When you install a program on to your computer it is important that the owner has full control over what actions are performed by this program. Whether that be because the machine is in an enterprise setting and you need to have perform patch testing or because your a consumer who wants to be notified and give consent when a program is being updated. Regardless of your reasons, it is every users right to know what program is running, when it is running, and why it is running. With this in mind, this tutorial will provide instructions on how to turn off the silent and automatic updates in Google Chrome. In fact, some of the steps described here will work for almost all Google applications available, but for this guide we will focus entirely on Google Chrome.

We hope you find this tutorial helpful.

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:39 AM

Thanks a lot!

I listen to online radio a lot, and every time Chrome descides to update, I loose connection!
Another fix for this, is using Sandboxie, and the "Sandboxed Web Browser" to be more precise.

This does not turn off the auto-update function, but keeps a single instance of Chrome in the sandbox, making it unable to update as long as it keeps running. You'll have the newest version the next time you start the sanboxed browser though, nice balance between functionality and safety...

My 2 cents,


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