Google Chrome help

Posted by: maggie57

Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 01:59 PM

I had Google Chrome on, but took it off as it was giving me problems. I am now trying to put it back on, everytime I try to put one on from the search they are garbage, none actually go on my computer. I want the real Google Chrome. Can someone give me a link to it please. I was given a link by a friend and it turned out to be one of those bad ones. Thanks so much. I am back to playing Torchligt, since I could not find my way around in Torchlight 2, I will wait awhile, and I am finding as I get older I do not have the patience I once had.

Thanks

Maggie think
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 03:31 PM

I just did a search on Google Chrome and the official one came up first... Not sure why you're getting rogue ones.

https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/browser/
Posted by: maggie57

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 05:11 PM

That is the one that I had downloaded and it is not the offical Google Chrome now, no icon to my desktop, it does not go to my control panel and when I put something in to search it does not do it and it wants to add lots of garbage?????? Do you know what could of happened?


maggie think smile
Posted by: Winfrey

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 05:43 PM

I had a lot of problems with Chrome about a month ago... if you go to your control panel and click on add remove programs do you see it there?? I had to remove it from there and run ccleaner to remove the little things it left behind.. then reloaded the new chrome
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 06:01 PM

Yes, maggie, that is the official Google Chrome download link. Google Chrome is indeed in your Control Panel under add/remove programs. Try uninstalling it again and this time run CCleaner on both Applications and the Registry. Then try downloading and installing again.

What browser are you using to get to the Chrome download? If you are not taken to the official Google Chrome download page in the link I provided - which is the correct one - then you may have some malware which is redirecting you somewhere else.

See your email in just a few minutes. If you do not see the pages in the screenshots I sent you, you probably have malware and are being redirected.
Posted by: maggie57

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 07:11 PM

I am having to use IE 9 which I do not use much, I will do as you say, I will have to download cccleaner.

Thanks

Maggie

I will let you know if I am still pulling my hair out crazy
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 10:44 PM

I had to go bowling and found the email had been returned. I'll resend. If you are not seeing the screens I sent you, you also need to run your antivirus software and if you have Malwarebytes, you should also run that.

You can always consider downloading and installing Firefox if you don't like Chrome.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 11:02 PM

Or Opera. Opera is a nice web browser.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/14/13 11:34 PM

I really should try Opera too - I hear a lot of good things about it.
Posted by: Homer6

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/15/13 01:38 AM

I'm running Opera and the link you gave, Drac, takes me to the official Chrome download site.

BIG NOTE: Something to keep in mind about Opera. Photobucket made changes to their site and right now they do NOT support Opera. If you use Opera to access Photobucket you will not be able to see any pictures you have stored there. Also, if you pull an avatar from Photobucket, and are using Opera, you won't be able to see your avatar displayed on the site where it's used.

ANOTHER NOTE: As of today, 2-15-13, it appears Photobucket has finally adjusted their software so it once again works with Opera. I've checked twice today, and so far--find your own wood--things are fine.
Posted by: traveler

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/16/13 02:11 AM

YouTube (Google) also seems to have it in for Opera. I'm having a lot of trouble recently with "this video is currently unavailable", though they will play in a browser based on Chrome or Firefox. They already give me a hassle with my Google site if I try to use Opera to edit it. I have no idea why Google supports every other browser in the universe but Opera but I'm not about to give it up. It's the best one I've ever used.

Although Tor is really handy when I don't want to be identified. grin

Gil.
Posted by: Homer6

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/17/13 12:43 AM

Perhaps Google not playing nice with Opera is their way of saying use Chrome. I've see more than one update that wants to download and install Chrome. If I want to use Chrome, I'll download and install it myself. Right now Opera is the KISS of all the browsers I've used.
Posted by: traveler

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/17/13 02:35 AM

Tell me, Homer6. Adobe tries to install Chrome when I install an update to Flash. It almost caught me a couple of times and I had to stop the install and start again, unchecking that 'option'. That really gravels me when the default is to take the program you don't want.

Don't you love Opera's mouse gestures? I just whip back and forth between pages! grin It would be so wonderful if that were standard on my computer.

Gil.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/17/13 10:23 AM

Yes, you have to be super vigilant for those "foistware" downloads. It's all about the money - Adobe gets money every time someone downloads Chrome. Java was even so bold as to include the Ask.com toolbar foistware in their supposed "patch" to fix Java.

I'm downloading Opera right now... this is a good excuse to check it out!
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/17/13 11:04 AM

Opera can use addons like "Ghostery" too.
Read about Ghostery here
https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/ghostery/?hidemessage=1
Posted by: Homer6

Re: Google Chrome help - 02/17/13 12:09 PM

Yes, Gil, I've caught Adobe more than once trying to sneak Chrome onto my computer. And before I was paying much attention to its updating, it actually downloaded and installed Chrome. Now, when Adobe tells me of an update available, I pay close attention to what's being downloaded.

This last time the download manager took me to the Adobe site and at one point it said Chrome was going to be added. Taking care of this problem was as easy as un-checking the box allowing Chrome to download and install.

Chrome isn't the only thing that a download manager tried to slip under the radar. Several different types of tool-bars were attempted. Fortunately, each one showed the check-box for the tool-bar and simply un-checking the box fix the problem.

I don't use the mouse gestures, Gil, lazy I guess, or just too much to remember. Or I'm just comfortable with the way I use the basics of Opera. If I want to open a new tab, let's say, it's just as easy to click on the '+' at the top of the screen as it is to hold down the right mouse button and drag the cursor downward. It's not that it's better one way or the other, just what a person gets used to doing.

I used IE for a number of years. Tried Firefox, and Chrome, neither one I could make heads or tails of, and then tried Opera. IE is the default browser because it's what my wife is used to. But for me, when online, Opera is my preferred choice. No ads, no miscellaneous garbage, just a simple and easy to use browser. And as Jenny indicated, there are several add-ons which can help make an online experience a lot more pleasant.