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Google Chrome malware blocks updates

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Registered: ‎14-07-2009

Google Chrome malware blocks updates

I have started to notice that when malware infects the Google Chrome web browser it frequently inserts a registry setting to block further updates to the browser.  If you go to 'Customise and Control' then 'About Google Chrome' you should see the version number and this will prompt a check for updates.  If you see a 'policy has prevented updates' message (I forget the exact wording) and you are using a home machine then you have been infected.  Edit the registry and go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google .  There are no default policies so I have always deleted that entire section to get rid of the problem.