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Lost in Mexico
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Google Chrome Portable 67.0.3396.99 crashes Firefox and stays in memory after close

This is being typed on PortableApps Firefox 60.02.
Open Chrome with 1 tab and it crashes Firefox or Waterfox. First it crashes the Stylish, Ublock Origin and a few more extensions then Firefox. Before the update everything co-existed without probems.
Looking in Process Explorer I can see GoogleChromePortable.exe and 1 subprocess with 5 below it.
Close Chrome and only the last spawned process closes.
The main program and 4 below it are still running.
I don't update every time so I'm not sure what version I updated from.
Normally update every few weeks.
Found Liberkey, installed it and Chrome and started it. Liberkey says Chrome is still running.
Force closed Chrome and tried again. Version 67.0.3396.62 causes no problems.
It seems Liberkey chooses not to be bleeding edge though this is is the first time in years an update from Portable Apps has caused major problems.
Since Chrome is a resource hogging POS I only use it when I need automated page translation fro a language I don't understand. Since I don't speak Tagolog yet that's when I fired p Chrome.
I blame Google, not the devs here since Google won't let anyone revert ANY of their programs.

I no longer use any Google apps or programs unless nothing else will do the job. I suggest you do the same.
Disconnect search, turning off location finding and history in Android, saying no whenever Google asks, all protect your privacy and weaken Google. The company is too big, powerful and invasive. Help stop it any legal way you can.

[EDIT] Title adjusted to reflect that this topic relates to Google Chrome Portable - mod GC

John T. Haller
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Chrome Itself

The GoogleChromePortable.exe launcher code hasn't been updated in about a year and a half, so it's nothing in our launcher that would cause it now but not before. Sounds like a conflict of some sort on your system between Chrome and the other apps, though I'm not sure what it would be as I'm running with Firefox and Chrome open right now without issue.

You can grab the outdated version of Google Chrome Portable temporarily here in our archive so you can downgrade (scroll down):

Note that we don't permit discussion of LiberKey here as they illegally package and redistribute software in violation of copyright/licenses. They repackage Google Chrome outside of its installer which is a licensing/copyright violation, for instance.

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Lost in Mexico
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I checked there first.

Thanks, but Sourceforge PortableApps has Chrome ... .Version 34 from 4 years ago. Why bother as Version 62 is available elsewhere.

I just added a job in my real time disk sync to keep 3 backups of everything in my PortableApps folder so this won't happen in the future and will only do PA updates when hooked to that machine.

I just went to that un-namable site and got one ending in 62 instead of 99 then dragged the App/Chrome 67.03.396.62 folder into the App/Chroe-bin folder in PortableApps, renamed .62 to .99 and everything works fine again. Chrome is a very sloppily written program so this sort of problem doesn't surprise me.

Both parents are IP attorneys.
They had a good laugh at your comments about infringement, but they, and I understand why you have to be careful in the extremely litigious society you live in with a company as powerful and (fill in your own word) as Google looking on.

Google's insistence on not allowing people to revert to an older version when the current one has problems is ridiculous. Maybe it wouldn't be if their apps weren't so badly built, but they are.
Don't know any other company that acts like they do.


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Ken Herbert
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Sourceforge has all the

Sourceforge has all the versions there. You have to scroll down a bit as John said. Once you scroll past the folders, you will see the most recent versions there.

Gord Caswell
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Background process option

I would confirm that you don't have the "Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed" option enabled.
This option could cause the behaviour you're experiencing.

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