"google update" plugin

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Post Posted September 8th, 2008, 4:10 am

After installing chrome to have a play with it I now seem to have a "google update" plugin in firefox. Is chrome sharing plugins with firefox? Or am I mistaken as to where this plugin came from.


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Post Posted September 8th, 2008, 10:48 am

Please contact Google with questions about Chrome. So far as I know, there is no plugin sharing between the two applications.
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Post Posted September 8th, 2008, 2:17 pm

There are several parts of Firefox which are updated by Google.
One is the security "blacklist" for spoofed sites and another is the Google Search in the navigation bar.
The update may be for something else.
Look in your about:config file and see if there's something added over and above the search and security.

Might not hurt to see what the Google update plugin is linked too.


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Post Posted September 9th, 2008, 11:39 am

I just notice this too. I am going to take Grumpus advice and check! Thanks!


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Post Posted September 9th, 2008, 12:47 pm

For help with Google Chrome, try this Unofficial Forum, HERE
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Post Posted September 20th, 2009, 12:34 am

If anyone's interested, one of the things the Google Update plugin is automate installers launched from the Google website.

eg, if you go to and try to install Chrome, normally you'd be prompted to Run/Save the installer. But with the Google Update plugin, it auto-launches.

I guess the plugin is just to make updating/installing Google products more seamless, which I suppose is what the plugin's name implies.


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Post Posted September 20th, 2009, 9:26 am

Actually you can get rid of it, the Google updater for Chrome, Earth and other Google stuff is always running (Processes), don't have a clue why they see fit to mess with FF.

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