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Re: Leave your hands off GChrome BETA for now!
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2008, 12:54:38 AM »
Hi bob3160 and DavidR,

DavidR can be right there, and I believe him, I have seen the range of files downloaded after a GChrome install, it is no small beer, folks!
With everything you download from Google apps you get another version of GoogleUpdater/ GoogleUpdate.exe, look in your task manager and see them run...
Do you have the Google toolbar, one Google Updater is yours, download GChrome another Google Updater installed, and they all have unique identification numbers, and moreover they run in the background consuming your cycles, GoogleChrome according to me is a self inflicted keylogger of sorts, and then if it comes with unpatched versions of parts (old Safari module), Google developers have to do some homework,

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