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Update your browser now against 43 security flaws

Update your browser now against 43 security flaws
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Do you use the Google Chrome Web browser? It's one of the most popular browsers with Kim's audience and across the nation. Google just released a big update for Chrome that includes patches for 43 dangerous security flaws.

Many of the flaws that are being patched with this are serious, deemed critical by Google itself. So if your Chrome Web browser has been acting up, that's why.

From settings issues to memory flaws, this update fixes all of the most vital parts of your favorite browser. There was also a glitch that allowed unverified files to surpass the security buffer.

These flaws were discovered after Google put a bounty out for Web developers to help find any serious bugs or flaws that may plague its system. And boy, did they get what they asked for. Over $40,000 has been awarded to developing teams for the errors in the Google system they've uncovered.

To allow Chrome to run the update, you need to close out of the program entirely. Leave it alone for a few minutes and then open it back up.

If that doesn't work, follow these helpful steps:

Google says that updates to Chrome normally happen in the background when you close and reopen the browser. If you haven't closed it in awhile, though, you might see the Chrome menu in the upper right corner (that's what the three horizontal lines mean) might change colors.

  • A green menu means an update's been available for two days
  • An orange menu means it's been available for four days
  • A red menu, seven days.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. In the top right, click the Chrome menu (those three horizontal lines)
  2. Click "Update Google Chrome"
  3. Click "Relaunch"

Now you'll be able to feel comfortable browsing with Google's most efficient Web service.

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Source: ZDNet
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