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Google Chrome 25 will disable silent extension installation, kill all such extensions

Discussion in 'Tech-Related News' started by ekim68, Dec 23, 2012.

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  1. ekim68

    ekim68 Thread Starter

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  2. DaveBurnett

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    Nov 11, 2002
    So they are fixing a bug in Chrome??..........

    A bug is ANY piece of software that installs without the user's permission or knowledge.
  3. Ent

    Ent Trusted Advisor

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    As near as I can tell, it's not and has never been possible to have silent installs from the web. What used to be possible, and has now been stopped (in theory) is having a desktop program register a Chrome extension. For example an antivirus with one of those site reputation meters can no longer install it itself (even if the user explicitly tells it to) but must open Chrome and let the user install it through Chrome.
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