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[BUG] Chrome Portable leaking reg keys in local system

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Roy25
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[BUG] Chrome Portable leaking reg keys in local system

Thanks for porting the Chrome browser!

I recently installed it but realized that its leaving behind following reg entries (could be more):

This is on Windows 7 SP1 x64, and the version of Chrome portable is latest till date i.e. "Version 72.0.3626.109 for Windows, Multilingual"

HKLM

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\No Chrome Offer Until
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\No Toolbar Offer Until

HKCU:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs

Additional query:
I did not see it downloading/installing gupdate.exe and software_reporter_tool.exe. Any knowledge on if it will download the google updater? If it does, I will have to block it using the Administrative templates in group policies.

Roy25
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Probably its also leaving stuff behind in AppData

I found Chrome folder in AppData as well, anyone else seeing this and above?

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No replies or reactions?

Have i asked something wrong? or is this an expected behavior (of the chrome portable)?

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Fix coming

We have noted this in our bug tracker, these will be fixed soon.

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Thanks

Looking forward to it.

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