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GoogleChromePortable.exe stays resident after Chrome is closed, preventing updates

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GoogleChromePortable.exe stays resident after Chrome is closed, preventing updates

The title says it all. I think it happens every time I run Chrome Portable.

Below is GoogleChromePortable.ini:

; This file contains the Google Chrome Portable default settings.
; You can copy this file to GoogleChromePortable\ and change settings in it.
; Any settings missing from that file will have their defaults (listed here)
; used.

Google ChromeDirectory=App\Chrome-bin
; The main app directory
; The profile directory
; The directory containing settings. Currently only used for the master
; password hash, if enabled.
; More parameters to pass to chrome.exe, use to enable experimental features.
Google ChromeExecutable=chrome.exe
; The EXE name
; Waits for the program to run. Don't set to false as it is required for
; cleanup to avoid leaving files on the local system, and to avoid breaking
; local Google Update and Chrome.
; Disables the splash screen, if it has been compiled into the launcher.
; Forces the profile to be copied to the local computer, as if the portable app
; is run from a CD. The profile will be copied back to the portable device
; afterwards (minus cache files).
; If this is true, the disk Cache will be set to use the local computer, and
; will be deleted on exit, even if RunLocally is false.

; Note that using either of the previous two options can represent a risk of
; other users of the same computer discovering your internet surfing
; activities on that computer. Although Google Chrome Portable deletes the
; locally saved data when it is finished, it is possible this may not happen
; (Google Chrome Portable or the computer crashes) and even if it does, some
; of the data may be recoverable using disk recovery tools. For this reason
; it is recommended you use Incognito mode for any browsing you don't want
; others to know about. HTTPS browsing is never written to cache and thus not
; an issue.

; If true, it will import the Java plugin from a copy of Java Portable if you
; have it installed, and if you do not already have a Java plugin installed in
; Google Chrome Portable. Note that Java Portable is not yet supported; the
; plugin will attempt to use a locally installed Java.
; Forces Google Chrome to use the language selected by Menu
; when it is launched from PAM. The language is only used if Google Chrome
; supports it, otherwise it falls back to the user-selected language (or
; the local system language). If "true", you won't be able to change the
; language within Google Chrome when launched from PAM since PAM will override
; it.

; Stores your saved passwords using a master password you select on startup,
; working around Chrome's normal mechanism of tying saved passwords to a local
; user account. This setting causes a prompt for the master password on
; every startup so it's opt-in.
; Uses a master password to re-encrypt passwords. If this is false, Portable
; Passwords will be insecurely stored as plaintext, but you will not need to
; use a master password. You may find setting this to false useful if you
; already use an encryption solution such as TrueCrypt to store
; GooglechromePortable.
; If you want to change any of the following:
; - The Portable Passwords algorithms, salts, or implementation in such a way
; that would break your existing Portable Passwords (through an upgrade of
; Google Chrome Portable that changes these).
; - Your master password, or lack of a master password.
; You can keep your Portable Passwords by first ensuring that your passwords
; have been successfully imported into your Google Chrome profile with the
; local user account. To do this, simply start GCP before upgrading it or
; changing your password or Portable Passwords settings. Then, delete the
; master password hash in Data\settings and the Portable Passwords files in
; your profile (by default, there is only one in Data\profile\Default. A
; power user with more than one profile will have one for each profile).
; Next, perform the upgrade, or change the settings, if you wanted to. Now
; run GCP and enter a new master password (or the same one, but it CAN be new
; if you want). Once you close Google Chrome the new Portable Passwords
; database will be constructed using your saved passwords from Google Chrome.

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Chrome Running in Background

If you have Chrome set to run in the background, which will be set if you use specific extensions, then Chrome is still running, so the Google Chrome Portable launcher will keep running until it sees Chrome close. Here's how to change it:

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