Google Chrome

Google Chrome

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 3091 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.1.249.1036
  • Total Downloads:
    25,508,521
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    23,876
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Web Browsers

Editors' Review

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In slightly more than a year, Google Chrome has surprised users and critics alike by leapfrogging to more than 4 percent of the browser market share. That attention and heavy usage is not undeserved. Chrome 4 is blazingly fast, more stable than previous versions, and introduces support for extensions, bookmark syncing, and some HTML5 innovations.

Based on Webkit, the same open-source engine that powers Apple Safari, Google's Android mobile platform, and several other Web-browsing tools, but with a different JavaScript engine, Chrome's interface is a drastic departure from other browsers. Instead of the traditional toolbar, Chrome puts its tabs on top. Moreover, the tabs are detachable: "tabs" and "windows" are interchangeable here. Detached tabs can be dragged and dropped into the browser, and tabs can be rearranged at any time. By isolating each tab's processes, when one site crashes, the other tabs do not.

The search box and the address bar have been fused into a hybrid "Omnibox," which includes suggestions for URLs culled from your browser's history and search suggestions from your search engine. It remembers site-specific search engine results. There's also Application Shortcuts, a feature that lets you create desktop icons for Web-only applications, such as Gmail. The stealth mode, Incognito, lets you surf without the history-recording cookies.

Despite all that's good and new in the browser from Google, it is still a work in development and users are not universally enthralled with Chrome's sheen. Complaints ranging from secure log-in issues to occasional site rendering hang-ups to support for PDFs and some media players. Problems aside, Chrome is more than a surface polish and is well worth using.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 95 votes

    • 5 star 40
    • 4 star 27
    • 3 star 12
    • 2 star 6
    • 1 star 10
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 3091 votes

    • 5 star 1197
    • 4 star 791
    • 3 star 443
    • 2 star 249
    • 1 star 411
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4 stars

"Great browser"

March 30, 2010  |  By iTony777

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

Fast browser

Cons

Google crash report hangs up a lot and cause my pc not to shut down properly.

Summary

This is a excellent browser and the only one that I use.

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5 stars

"Way Faster Than It's Competitors"

March 30, 2010  |  By sandra020554

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

Speed of the pages loading. Much better than Firefox or Opera

Cons

It is no frills. If your after that and speed is not an issue use Firefox.

Summary

I would recomend this to anyone that wants no frills but speed on internet
is what counts.

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3 stars

"Found it good but I had only used it as a temporary sub"

March 30, 2010  |  By accountuser

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

Fast, works great with Hotmail, has some of the same features as my preferred browser "Opera". I tried Crome because at the time my browsers (Opera, Firefox & IE) were susceptible to hacker exploitation. Perhaps Chrome is not yet targeted as much.

Cons

Honestly didn't explore the full capabilities of Chrome; but for the week I used it, I didn't have any problems surfing or using my email. Have since kept it as an alternate browser to Opera.

Summary

I liked the product & may have given it a higher rating if I had taken the time to explore it in depth but I wasn't looking for a full time browser only a temporary substitute for 1 week.

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4 stars

"faster than most programs"

March 30, 2010  |  By Mrov

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

get me to the page quicker than most other broswers

Cons

stops and sometimes freezes up

Summary

it is on the over all a great program to continue using

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4 stars

"Easy to use, easy to cutomize"

March 30, 2010  |  By suzsteil

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

Some application is limited, or I can't figure it out.

Summary

Will stick with this. It's easier and more reliable than Firefox.

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5 stars

"Lightning fast!"

March 29, 2010  |  By Mitcheddar

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

This browser can run at the speed of a cheetah, if you know what I mean. If you need a fast browser, this is probably the fastest there is! Plus, its extensions are quite handy and more are being added to the site.

Cons

If you use Google Chrome in Windows XP, it has a Windows Vista/7 look, similar to Windows Media Player. It's like these products INSIST on me upgrading to Windows 7! Who needs that kind of pressure? So for now, I have to use Mozilla Firefox.

Summary

This is a great browser for people who have Windows Vista/7, but not so good for people who don't. When I get Windows 7, this will be my main browser!

Updated on Jun 14, 2010

Great for those who want something fast.

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3 stars

"Not secure, does not work with RoboForm"

March 28, 2010

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

Very fast, love that it shows your last visited pages as thumbnail images.

Cons

Still does not work with Roboform and so it is unsafe as far as I am concerned. There are serious problems with a browser that will not work with a program like Roboform. When it works with Robo, then I might use it, but not now.

Summary

Cannot see myself using this browser as a regular browser. I have about 65 passwords, and I will not trust them to a browser when RoboForm works as well as it does. I do not understand why google will not work and play with RoboForm.

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5 stars

"Download.com, new version (4.1.249.1042) is available"

March 26, 2010  |  By noholdingback

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

Folks please update your Chrome... Just click on Customize Google Chrome then click on About Google Chrome and it will automatically detect if what you're using is not updated and it will install the latest version.

Cons

Not I could think of... the update method above won't remove your application or screw your browsing history and bookmarks. Enjoy with the safer, faster, more reliable update!

Summary

To those who want to download Google Chrome in its latest release with fixed security and bug issues, better just go to its website http://google.com/chrome. The last update of Chrome was on Feb. 10 and last March 26, the latest update was just released. So folks, why not update... The new version (4.1.249.1042) is a lot stable and faster just the way I want a browser to be!

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3 stars

"Good but Unsafe"

March 26, 2010  |  By warlover2

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

Very fast. Good amount of extensions. Built-in javascript,pop-up, and image blockers.

Cons

All extensions place a cookie in your browser. Log-ins, without LastPass or Roboform, are unsafe. Cookies and extensions are easily hacked into by hackers(look at the "Cookie Monster" extension at the add-on website). Unsecure,unsafe,bad news.

Summary

One of the fastest browsers ever made. Due to it still being a "work in progress", security is still abominable, especially concerning cookies and extensions(why have a cookie per extension and please realize the cookies in Chrome are easily hacked;BAD combination!). Dragon is another Chrome/Safari copy and that even "generates a random user ID". Shame on you,Comodo! I have said it ever since Google Web Accelerator was released: read the EULA of any program you are installing, read the installation wizard as well, and I hope you don't have a heartattack from how ANGRY you SHOULD be! Shame on you, Google! Shame...on...you!!!

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2 stars

"Face book no longer works on Chrome! I am very unhappy!"

March 25, 2010  |  By busbys

 |  Version: Google Chrome 4.1.249.1036

Pros

I used to love it.

Cons

The new verson suddenly will not allow the links in zoo and farmville to work. I was using three browsers to do my facebook and now I have lost this one!

Summary

Guess I'll try safarie

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.1.249.1036

    The stable channel has been updated to 4.1.249.1036 for Windows, and includes the following features and security fixes (since 4.0):

  • Translate infobar.
  • Privacy features: content settings (cookies, images, JavaScript, plug-ins, pop-ups).
  • Disabling experimental new anti-reflected-XSS feature called "XSS Auditor". The feature is still experimental, and we're disabling it while we look into some serious performance issues in rare cases. Please see this post for more details about what the XSS Auditor is.
  • Security Fixes and rewards:

  • Congratulations to Sergey Glazunov on receiving the first $1337 Chromium Security Reward for bug 35724.
  • High Race conditions and pointer errors in the sandbox infrastructure. Credit to Mark Dowd, under contract to Google Chrome Security Team.
  • Low Delete persisted metadata such as Web Databases and STS. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Chris Evans) and RSnake of ha.ckers.org.
  • Medium HTTP headers processed before SafeBrowsing check. Credit to Mike Dougherty of dotSyntax, LLC.
  • High Memory error with malformed SVG. Credit to wushi of team509.
  • High Integer overflows in WebKit JavaScript objects. Credit to Sergey Glazunov.
  • Medium HTTP basic auth dialog URL truncation. Credit to Google Chrome Security Team (Inferno).
  • Medium Bypass of download warning dialog. Credit to kuzzcc.
  • High Cross-origin bypass. Credit to kuzzcc.
  • High Memory error with empty SVG element. Credit to Aki Helin of OUSPG.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date February 10, 2010
Date Added February 10, 2010
Version 4.1.249.1036
Category
Category Browsers
Subcategory Web Browsers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name UNKNOWN
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,508,521
Downloads Last Week 23,876
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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