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Editors' Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    52.0.2743.116
  • Total Downloads:
    27,472,120
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 04, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19,743
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

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Editors' Review

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Google Chrome is the lightweight flagship browser that originated from an open-source Google project called Chromium. It is now one of the more widely used browsers, with a vast ecosystem of extensions and add-ons, a robust JavaScript engine, and a rapid-release development cycle that keeps it competitive.

Pros

Minimal UI: Chrome's overall UI has remained stable since version 1.0: a minimal two-row window with tabs resting above the address bar (Omnibox), three browser controls (Back, Forward, Stop/Reload), a star-shaped toggle for bookmarking, and a settings icon. As you install extensions, active icons appear to the right of the address bar; but beyond that, Google has strict restrictions on adding visible add-ons. That means no toolbars or any undesired overlays, which used to be standard practice. Chrome is minimal for a reason: to maintain a clean browsing experience with maximum screen space for websites. A new Immersive mode hides UI elements to create a full-screen experience without distractions.

Incognito mode: Incognito is Chrome's response to Mozilla's Private Browsing feature. Incognito opens a new window that disables history recording and tracking cookies, and reduces the amount of traceable breadcrumbs. Contrary to popular belief, this does not mean you are free to act unethically, as your ISP still tracks your activity. Chrome version 36 improves upon Incognito mode's design, which features cleaner pop-up notifications and alerts when the browser encounters a crash.

Dev tools: Under the hood, Chrome has some awesome features that make it developer friendly: hardware acceleration for rendering 3D CSS effects; Google's own NaCl (Native Client), which allows secure execution of C and C++ codes within the browser; and an in-house JavaScript engine that improves load times with every release. The Inspect Element tool lays out a website's Document Object Model intuitively for those who want to understand how a site's objects are interacting in HTML and CSS.

Cons

Internet Explorer: If you run an older computer, you may have to use Internet Explorer's insecure browser to get Chrome. Try not to stay in those waters for too long.

Bottom Line

Google has regularly set the standard for speed, stability, and security, so it's no surprise that Chrome's market share continues to rise, especially when combined with its mobile cousin on Android. Google's Internet browser is for casual user and developer alike.

Note: Review updated 7/18/2014.

 
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4 stars

"A good browser, but very resource-heavy"

July 08, 2016  |  By razvan.maha

2016-07-08 05:20:00  |  By razvan.maha

 |  Version: Google Chrome 51.0.2704.106

Pros

It is a really good browser that performs optimally in most cases.

Cons

It is very resource heavy.

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4 stars

"The best version"

June 17, 2016  |  By userdown159

2016-06-17 03:32:26  |  By userdown159

 |  Version: Google Chrome 51.0.2704.84

Pros

Best release

Cons

None can be found

Summary



Updated on Jun 17, 2016

Best release

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2 stars

"Good Browser but no support!"

June 03, 2016  |  By fuzmorten

2016-06-03 10:39:00  |  By fuzmorten

 |  Version: Google Chrome 51.0.2704.79

Pros

Free, works most of the time

Cons

NO SUPPORT! Alphabet make billions off Chrome and have no dedicated support. They do not respond to obvious problems and in many cases if it doesn't effect Android it isn't a problem. Since before 2011 they have had problem and even given it a designation BUG V.32 or BUG V.33 in Chromium and Chrome otherwise known as the "Kill Page Error". The volunteers try to fault your computer when they know it is an internal problem. Occasionally you will get a real tech respond but it is just an empty promise to fix it soon.

Summary

2 STARs for lack of SUPPORT. If you like fixing their mistakes its a wonderful browser I personally have better things to do!

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4 stars

"This is a great product"

May 12, 2016  |  By cbsitesting13451

2016-05-12 10:00:52  |  By cbsitesting13451

 |  Version: Google Chrome 50.0.2661.102

Pros

This is a great product

Cons

This is a great product

Summary

This is a great product

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5 stars

"Luv Google Chrome"

April 12, 2016  |  By lucycat2eyes

2016-04-12 09:43:08  |  By lucycat2eyes

 |  Version: Google Chrome 49.0.2623.112

Pros

Never had a major problem with Google Chrome, been a user of Google Chrome ever since it first came out, in the earlier version sure there was some minor bugs, however all of those has been fixed since then and Google Chrome Browser been running smooth ever since.

Cons

None that I ever ran into recently.

Summary

I guess one can say I am a googler fan.

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5 stars

"fast! Love it"

March 10, 2016  |  By monicabelli

2016-03-10 01:56:54  |  By monicabelli

 |  Version: Google Chrome 49.0.2623.87

Pros

I use it every day. It is fast!

Cons

none. It is the best

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3 stars

"This browser is ok"

February 15, 2016  |  By Fourbarrel Carb

2016-02-15 10:25:48  |  By Fourbarrel Carb

 |  Version: Google Chrome 48.0.2564.109

Pros

Plugins are updated automatically

Cons

settings are not easy to navigate

Summary

This should be removed from the Windows Vista compatibility list as they are no longer supporting Vista in the very near future.

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1 stars

"A piece of crap"

January 23, 2016  |  By gtitus09

2016-01-23 10:28:25  |  By gtitus09

 |  Version: Google Chrome 48.0.2564.82

Pros

I can't think of any.

Cons

Slow. Doesn't do what other browsers do and a host of other problems.

Summary

I don't see how this can be listed as a great browser. It says it's lightweight. That's a joke to be sure! It uses up so much of my system resources. Furthermore some of the games on Facebook will not load at all. And now it just started doing this. It will not open full screen when presented with the option for a game in Facebook. It was working fine since I installed it and now it's not opening full screen. I have no problems with Firefox and games except that it too uses up resources and I cannot use Firefox for games, but it tries at least to open them.

Finally I cannot STAND that information bar that comes up EVERY single time I open the browser saying Google updates will no longer be applied to this computer as support is ending for Windows XP and Widows Vista. There is no way to turn it off. You have to manually x it out or refresh the browser! WHY must a user have to do this every single fricking time? You can keep this browser Google. It's garbage.

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5 stars

"Version 47 is as good as it gets."

December 19, 2015  |  By fredg06

2015-12-19 11:03:20  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Google Chrome 47.0.2526.106

Pros

I downloaded the execute file from the website from CNET, then ran the file. It installed itself, updating my previous version of Chrome, no problems.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

I really like Chrome, and this new version 47 seems to be running very well. It's faster than Firefox, which I finally uninstalled.
After downloading Chrome, I went to Control Panel, Scheduled Tasks, and deleted the 2 entries from Chrome updates. I then checked in Start, Run, MSCONFIG, and then clicked on Services, then clicked on Hide Microsoft Services. I chose the Stop the 2 Chrome update services.
I don't like Chrome updating itself every 2 hours or so and slowing down everything else. I like to update the program myself, when I choose to do so. I also use the "Video Controller for HTML" from Extensions, not using Flash most of the time.

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1 stars

"Fails After Update from ver 46"

December 02, 2015  |  By flyboy141

2015-12-02 09:00:15  |  By flyboy141

 |  Version: Google Chrome 47.0.2526.73

Pros

None, now will not load itself or any pages

Cons

See above information version 46 was fine 47 crashed whole system

Summary

I have been running version 46.0.2490.86 for well over a year, yesterday it decides to update to the 47.2526.73 and "bam" everything crashes I uninstalled it, tried a system restore but nothing works. Todays I uninstalled the new and reinstalled, but it wont load anything the tabs just sit there doing wheelies Come on Google get it together, I lost a years worth of setups, book marks, etc.

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What's new in version 52.0.2743.116
This update includes 10 security fixes.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date August 03, 2016
Date Added August 04, 2016
Version 52.0.2743.116
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
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File Name External File
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Total Downloads 27,472,120
Downloads Last Week 19,743
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Price Free

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