I have Chrome installed and have disabled Google update from running at start up as i like as little startup programs as possible. I recently installed Secunia PSI upon the recommendation of this forum, which is a brilliant piece of software by the way. Anyway, i recently had a lot of problems with my PC and i believe this to be because of insecure programs i had.
My question is would you recommend leaving Google update running at startup (it doesn't take upp a lot of memory anyway) or is it safe to leave disabled? Obviously it is not a must that it runs at srartup but i am now looking at this from a security point of view. If i leave it without updating even though i do not always use it thats a security risk, right?
Who leaves it to run and who disables it? If you disable it, why?
Btw, i have disabled Secunia PSI from auto checking/updating insure programs as i prefer to do myself.
I didn't use Google Chrome anymore because of Google Update and bloated two version of Google Chrome in your harddrive.
In my days of using Chrome. I'm simply disabling all Google update (the HKCU Run registry key and the plugin in my Firefox and Opera). My reason is because it's always contacting Google anytime I'm starting my internet connection.
I don't like auto update behavior if it's updating in random time especially when I need my bandwith connection for other things. I'm updating my software in my own terms.
In Chrome it's better to disable all Google update especially if Chrome is not your main browser. All you need to do is simply remember to check the About Google Chrome and it will check and updating itself, and request you to restart the Chrome instance afterwards.
About Secunia PSI, I simply unable to see the need for it unless you're being too lazy for checking your software update. For me I'm simply using feeds, there's no need to install another software to check for update of softwares you've installed in your computer.