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IT Tip: Update Your Google Chrome Browser May 20, 2019

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IT Tip: Update Your Google Chrome Browser, Lake St. Louis, Missouri

A New Vulnerability in Google Chrome


A new vulnerability in Google Chrome could allow an attacker could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Google Chrome is a web browser used to access the Internet. 

Just to be safe, please update your Chrome browser as soon as possible.

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, click on "More" (the 3 stacked dots).
  3. If an update is pending, the icon will be colored:
    • Green: An update's been available for 2 days.
    • Orange: An update's been available for 4 days.
    • Red: An update's been available for 7 days.

To update Google Chrome:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right,click on the 3 stacked dots.
  3. Click Update Google Chrome. If you don't see this button, you're on the latest version.
  4. Click Relaunch.

The browser saves your opened tabs and windows and reopens them automatically when it 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.



There are currently no reports of these vulnerabilities being exploited in the wild.



  • Google Chrome versions prior to 71.0.3578.98




  • Large and medium government entities: High
  • Small government entities: Medium


  • Large and medium business entities: High
  • Small business entities: Medium
  • Home users: Low

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