Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    Modulator Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Napier
    Posts
    9,115

    Exclamation A sudden new bookmark!

    I restarted my lappie this morning and just noticed this new, uninvited addition to my bookmarks bar. Its clearly a Google thing but how the heck could it have invaded my pc? Malware?Click image for larger version. 

Name:	apps2.jpg 
Views:	134 
Size:	12.6 KB 
ID:	5224
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

  2. #2
    Short Member pcuser42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Pukekohe Shuttle
    Posts
    10,119

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Given that it's Chrome, it may have simply appeared with a browser update (it updates silently).
    "He who resorts to personal insults hath lost the argument."

    Twitter

  3. #3
    IT Contractor
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,677

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    It's the Chrome app launcher. It was added to a recent Chrome update.
    Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD
    Windows 7 x64 // Phenom II 955 // 8GB DDR3-1333 // GTX460 1GB // Corsair Force3 120GB SSD
    Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

  4. #4
    Modulator Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Napier
    Posts
    9,115

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Ah. Thanks guys. I really should install a better firewall.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

  5. #5
    Short Member pcuser42's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Pukekohe Shuttle
    Posts
    10,119

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Ah. Thanks guys. I really should install a better firewall.
    ...to block browser updates!?
    "He who resorts to personal insults hath lost the argument."

    Twitter

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,972

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Silent Updates

    Google Chrome Web browser checks for updates every five hours. It is using the recently open sourced Google update component code-named Omaha [7], which keeps polling for updates even when Google Chrome is not running. To control speed of update distribution and to throttle download resource usage, the update servers report newly available updates only with a certain probability, which is set on the server side per release. Once a new update is found to be available on the server, the client automatically downloads and installs it in the background without prompting the user. The new version of Google Chrome gets applied at the next restart of the browser. At the time of this writing, in April 2009, the user was not even prompted to restart the browser after a new update was ready. Given that the whole update process happens without any user interruption, Google Chrome is said to have a "silent update" mechanism. As of April 2009, the user could not disable update checks. A manual update can be initiated by choosing "About Google Chrome" in Google Chrome's settings menu.

    from...
    http://www.techzoom.net/publications/silent-updates/

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    5,364

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Get another browser Greg.

  8. #8
    Modulator Greg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Napier
    Posts
    9,115

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Quote Originally Posted by FoxyMX View Post
    Get another browser Greg.
    Yep... I use Iron as my main browser, but... I also use Chrome at the same time for another of my email accounts.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

  9. #9
    The Sane of Insanity stratex5's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    On Earth... I Think???
    Posts
    1,050

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Isnt Iron Browser just another Chromium based browser

  10. #10
    IT Contractor
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,677

    Default Re: A sudden new bookmark!

    Quote Originally Posted by stratex5 View Post
    Isnt Iron Browser just another Chromium based browser
    Yes, Iron is Chromium based.
    Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD
    Windows 7 x64 // Phenom II 955 // 8GB DDR3-1333 // GTX460 1GB // Corsair Force3 120GB SSD
    Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9505

Similar Threads

  1. Bookmark Icons
    By B.M. in forum PressF1
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-03-2010, 03:30 PM
  2. looking for a bookmark software .. .
    By ronyville in forum PC World Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 13-07-2009, 01:07 PM
  3. FF bookmark export
    By linw in forum PressF1
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 05-07-2007, 12:49 PM
  4. IE Bookmark challenge
    By skinnerjack in forum PressF1
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 19-07-2004, 07:58 PM
  5. Netscape Bookmark
    By in forum PressF1
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-06-1999, 11:10 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •