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How to Update Google Chrome; Google Chrome users at risk of cyber attack, government warns to stay alert

Google Chrome users at risk of cyber attack, government warns to stay alert

Computer Chrome

Get a Chrome update when available

Normally updates happen in the background when you close and reopen your computer’s browser. But if you haven’t closed your browser in a while, you might see a pending update:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, look at MoreMore
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    • Green: An update was released less than 2 days ago.
    • Orange: An update was released about 4 days ago.
    • Red: An update was released at least a week ago.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More
  3. Click HelpAbout Google Chrome.
  4. Click Update Google Chrome.
    • Important: If you can’t find this button, you’re on the latest version.
  5. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it restarts. Your Incognito windows won’t reopen when Chrome restarts. If you’d prefer not to restart right away, click Not now. The next time you restart your browser, the update will be applied.

Android Chrome

 Get a Chrome update when available

Chrome should automatically update based upon your Play Store settings. You can check if there’s a new version available:

Download Link

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Manage apps & device.
  4. Under “Updates available,” find Chrome Chrome.
  5. Next to Chrome, tap Update.
If you’re on Chrome 76 or above, you can also check for updates in your Chrome browser.

  1. On your Android device, open Chrome Chrome.
  2. At the top, tap More And then Update Chrome.
  3. Restart Chrome when prompted.

Related topics

  • Having problems updating? Check our troubleshooting guide for more information.
  • Google Chrome uses a process called Google Update to check for updates. Learn more about how Google Update works.
  • Using a Chrome device at work or school? Your network administrator might choose whether you can update Chrome, in which case you won’t see an option to update Chrome. Learn how to use a managed Chrome device.

Google Chrome users at risk of cyber attack, government warns to stay alert

New Delhi: Government of India Google Chrome Users are warned to be vigilant. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has raised the possibility of a cyber attack on Google Chrome users. CERT-In According to, many errors have been found in the Chrome browser, which may be responsible for cyber attacks. To prevent this, CERT-IN has issued an advisory. CERT-In has issued instructions to quickly update the Chrome browser to prevent cyber attacks. According to reports, if the Chrome browser is not updated, hackers can gain control of the system using arbitrary code. Earlier this month, Google fixed a bug in Chrome 98. Earlier versions of Google Chrome 98.0.4758.80 could be hacked, the agency said.

What to do to avoid cyber attack?

Google recently announced Chrome 98 for Windows, macOS and Linux users. The company said the update includes a total of 27 security improvements. When releasing the update, Google announced that access to bug details and links would be restricted until most users received the Google Chrome browser update. “We may restrict access to bugs and links in third libraries and projects,” the company added. Google Chrome gets automatic updates in the background. If the update is not available, users will need to update Chrome manually. This requires users to visit Chrome and then About Google Chrome. Once Google Chrome is downloaded, the browser needs to be restarted. This will completely install the new version of Google Chrome.

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