Google Update for Windows (by google)

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  • How exactly does updating work
    1 project | /r/learnprogramming | 14 Jan 2023
    This is actually a difficult problem. The general idea is that you can figure out where your application is installed, download a new version of it, and replace it. However in practice it is difficult to do in a way that works with various operating systems policies. For an example, you can see how Chrome manages this on windows
  • Google Chrome emergency update fixes zero-day used in attacks
    4 projects | /r/programming | 15 Apr 2022
    You don’t opt-in to updates to Chrome and you will have one hell of a time opting out. If you’re on Windows, take a look at your task scheduler and notice that the Google Update task runs every hour in which it sends the current version of Chrome (stored in registry) to a Google URL and if that doesn’t match the latest then Google Chrome updates. You just need to restart your browser. Google update is a branded open source project called Omaha which is a very minimal and clever approach to application updates. Here’s the GitHub if you’re interested in learning more.
  • Breeze Browsers.
    4 projects | /r/privacy | 16 Jan 2022
    They use a fork of Omaha Updater for updates on Windows (I use Windows btw, it sucks)
  • Updating Google Chrome
    2 projects | /r/crowdstrike | 14 Apr 2021
    Hi there. Chrome uses GoogleUpdate.exe to... er... update itself. GoogleUpdate is based on a project called Omaha. There is pretty good detail on how it works here. It might be as simple as force-running GoogleUpdate.exe with PowerShell to kickoff the update process.
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