In one of my recent blogs, I suggested Chrome Canary, a beta-test version of Google Chrome as being more secure.
Well, today, I tried to get into the internet using Canary, and it crashed, stating some dll was not present. BS, unless my antivirus program found it was infected and removed the dll.
So, I figured to just delete the old Canary, and download a fresh one, right?
Wrong, every download link I found lead me to either download Google Chrome, or a version of Canary that gave me the same annoying message about the dll conflict. So, I did a little research.
You may remember that the reason WHY I switched to Canary FROM Google's main product was because Google bundles with Chrome "Select-Links 4.3."
Google proclaims that the extension will "Select words, get links!," and that "To uninstall and remove this extension please do so through Windows Add/Remove Programs. For more information go to http://www.selectionlinks.com/uninstall
More incorrect information, even on the listed website.
In fact, the "Permissions" for this product (ID: ikekkcjabdfjchdgdllhajcnmeokdcio) do not allow it to be turned off and trashed like other Google Chrome extensions.
And I quote: "This extension is managed and cannot be removed or disabled."
So, I found a work-around for THIS...$#!t...
Download a Google Chrome App called, AdBlockPlus, and then in Chrome's Advanced Settings, change the Privacy boxes so that ONLY "Send a ‘Do Not Track’ request with your browsing traffic" is clicked.
This method will not take away ALL of the linked-in ads, but will greatly reduce them.
Also, I've also ran Anti-malwarebytes Rootkit Detector and the Emsisoft Antimalware product as well. Clean, now! And, I've used Advanced System Care to re-register all pertinent dlls.
I think part of what might have happened, it that Google admits that their products go through automatic daily updates, and that Canary's updates are not tested by humans.
I think this is the 300-pound canary in the room that no one at Google seems (or perhaps WANTS) to be able to see!