The nasty part of this is that Google is aggressively pushing Chrome through updates to its other software and affiliations with other companies. In the past month I’ve had to reject installing Chrome on a regular basis.
When I came home from a trip to Nova Scotia last night, I wanted to see the map of the islands we explored in the LaHave River. Google Earth suggested an upgrade.
In an instant Google Chrome had installed itself on my computer without warning.
Fearing the worst, I opened Outlook and immediately got an error message telling me I didn’t have administrative rights to click on HTML links in my email. Right, been there before and still can see the scars.
It took an hour to remove Google Chrome, clean up my registry with CCleaner, restore Windows 7 to May 25th. Also included in the process to get things working was a Firefox Clear History that remove my stored logins and passwords.
It was bizarre how Chrome had infected my computer. Simple programs like this blog and Facebook refused to load graphics or CSS before or after the restore.
Things seem to be working today but I am nervous.
Let other pioneers get the arrows in their back on this one if you are a MS Office 2010 user.
Strictly Necessary Cookies
Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings.
If you disable this cookie, we will not be able to save your preferences. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again.