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Update Chrome now!



Google is warning Chrome users to update their browsers immediately due to a security bug that could let hackers hijack your computer.

The tech firm was forced to make an announcement because hackers managed to uncover the bug before Google found it — which is a major cause for concern.

Google regularly fixes bugs that can exploit your computer software and reduce computer security.

But sometimes, these bugs are known as ‘zero-day’ — a term which takes its name from the fact that the vendor has yet to realise the vulnerability and patch it. It means the firm had zero days to prepare to tackle the problem because they didn’t know it could happen.

That’s the case with this latest bug, which means hackers have had a headstart — and that’s bad news for you.

The program should update itself, but you may have to check and force it to be sure. To do this:

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.

  2. At the top right corner, click the three dots

  3. Click 'Help' - then 'About Google Chrome'

The current version number is the series of numbers beneath the "Google Chrome" heading. Chrome will check for updates when you're on this page.

Click Relaunch to apply any available update.