Advanced Chrome
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For Windows (Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10)

Latest Build 74.0.3840.0
08 - Mar - 2019
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Custom Build 54.20.6530.0
05 - Jan - 2018
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Chrome DirectWrite

08 - Mar - 2019 .- Updated Latest Build to 74.0.3840.0

Google revealed that a patch for Chrome last week was actually a fix for a zero-day vulnerability.
CVE-2019-5786 is a security flaw that Google described as a memory management error in Google Chrome's FileReader, a web API included in all major browsers that lets web apps read the contents of files stored on the user's computer.

The vulnerable function is ArrayBufferResult() and has already been patched on Advanced Chrome.

Features of version 74.0.3840.0:

  • Improved Tab design since Google new UI was terrible
  • Protected against FileReader vulnerability
  • Portable Mode
  • Smooth scrolling with reduced flickering and many improvements
  • Improved Contrast for UI elements and fonts
  • Integrated Flash Player
  • Browser address bar show full URLs
  • Enabled Password Autofill on self signed SSL sites
  • Disabled Blurry fonts created by DirectWrite and Skia
  • Improved Download System
  • Option to block javascript located on right click menu
  • Webpage read mode option located on right click menu
  • All Chrome stock features working
  • Protected versus Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities
  • Improved PDF rendering to draw lines with proper width
  • Fixed Bugs that Google never cared to fix

Portable Mode in version 74.0.3840.0:

  • Enable Portable Mode creating the following file and directory:
    • Inside Advanced Chrome directory create a file named: portable.txt
    • Inside Advanced Chrome directory create a directory named: User Data
  • How it works:
    • Your portable profile will be created at \Advanced Chrome\User Data\
    • To get all of your settings and passwords into your portable profile you can use Google Sync
    • You can copy Advanced Chrome to other computers and keep all your settings and passwords
  • Warning:
    • Saved password format between portable and non-portable mode is different
    • If you copy non-portable profile into Advanced Chrome everything will work except passwords
    • You must use Google Sync to transfer passwords between non-portable and portable profiles

Screenshot:


Advanced Chrome comes in 2 different versions:

Latest Build:

Build is almost stock and does not support NPAPI, JAVA, GDI, Silverlight and Windows XP... same as latest Google version but with important improvements.

Features of this version are:

  • Improved download system.
  • Option to block javascript located on right click menu.
  • Webpage read mode option located on right click menu.
  • Protection versus Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.
  • No support for Windows XP.
  • No support for NPAPI plugins like JAVA, Silverlight...
  • Latest Beta WebKit with new HTML5 features.
  • Disabled Blurry fonts created by DirectWrite and Skia.
  • All Chrome stock features working.

Custom Build:

Custom Build is special since it contains a mix of different branches, mostly from chrome version 51 and some parts of versions 54 and 48.

Features of this version are:

  • Improved download system.
  • Compatible with Windows XP.
  • Not vulnerable versus Meltdown and Spectre.
  • Built for stability and compatibility.
  • DirectWrite can be disabled using chrome://flags
  • Disabled Blurry fonts created by DirectWrite and Skia.
  • Enabled NPAPI, this version runs JAVA and Silverlight.
  • Stable WebKit / Blink.
  • All Chrome stock features working.

Features of Advanced Chrome Web Browser:

General:

  • Improved Download System.
  • Allows to open, save or discard downloads.
  • Downloads show realtime speed.
  • Integrated Flash Player.
  • Option to block javascript located on right click menu.
  • Webpage read mode option located on right click menu.
  • Browser address bar show full URLs.
  • Enabled Password Autofill on self signed SSL sites.
  • Disabled Blurry fonts created by DirectWrite and Skia.
  • All Chrome stock features working.

Improved Download System Details:

  • Download Shelf that allows the following options:
    • Save: Downloads to default folder or prompts user for location.
    • Open: Downloads to temp folder and opens download when finish.
    • Discard: Cancel download.
    • Up to 999 downloads can be handled at the same time, they will stack and wait for user action.
  • Download Items with extended information:
    • Full download info including speed, time left and size (18/300MB, 3 mins, 840 KB/s).
  • New option on download context menu:
    • Hide download item.
  • Temp Folder for Downloads:
    • Allows to store downloads that are only going to be opened.
    • Located at %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data\Default\Cache\Downloads
    • This folder is cleaned / deleted automatically when browser is closed.
  • Option to block javascript located on right click menu:
    • Press right click on background of the current page and quickly block javascript for that site.
  • Webpage read mode option located on right click menu:
    • Press right click on background of the current page and click on read mode to simplify content, focus on text and remove ads.


Installation:

  1. Download zip file
  2. Extract to Program Files, desktop or anywhere
  3. Run chrome.exe at extracted folder

Use your current Chrome / Chromium Settings:

This is chromium build so your profile folder will be different than chrome profile.
To use your current chrome profile with this build you need to copy:

Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8:

Copy From: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data

To: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Chromium\User Data

Windows XP:

Copy From: C:\Documents and Settings\%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data

To: C:\Documents and Settings\%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Chromium\User Data

 

History:

02 - Mar - 2019 .- Updated Latest Build to 74.0.3720.0

29 - May - 2018 .- Updated Latest Build to 69.0.3445.0

New on version 69.0.3445.0 fixed bugs that Google never cared to fix:

  • Fixed: Chrome PDF internal viewer shows blank document.
  • Fixed: Enter key on omnibar not responding.
  • Fixed: Right-click should focus omnibox
        https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=271590
  • Fixed: Re-open closed Tab does not work on First Try
        https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=444849
  • Fixed: Downloads halt after clicking on "Show in folder"
        https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=2054

12 - Jan - 2018 .- Updated Latest Build to 65.0.3320.0

New on version 65.0.3320.0:

  • Option to block javascript located on right click menu.
  • Webpage read mode option located on right click menu.
  • Protection versus Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities.

05 - Jan - 2018 .- Updated Custom Build to 54.20.6530.0

New on version 54.20.6530.0:

  • Crash bug fix.
  • Removed dynamic user agent, you can install Chrome UA Spoofer extension to change it.
  • Not vulnerable versus Meltdown and Spectre.

08 - Dec - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 60.0.3088.1 to 65.0.3288.0

06 - May - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 59.0.3033.0 to 60.0.3088.1

13 - Mar - 2017 .- Updated Custom Build 52.15.5320.0 to 54.15.5320.0

07 - Mar - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 56.0.4213.0 to 59.0.3033.0

09 - Jan - 2017 .- Updated Latest Build 56.0.2910.0 to 56.0.4213.0

This version fixes the bug:

  • Open download asks for download location when "Ask where to save each file before downloading" is enabled.

09 - Jan - 2017 .- Updated Custom Build 52.13.8940.0 to 52.14.5211.0

This version fixes the bug:

  • Open download asks for download location when "Ask where to save each file before downloading" is enabled.

05 - Dec - 2016 .- Updated Chrome DirectWrite analysis.

15 - Jan - 2016 .- Updated code to version 48.0.2564.0

Improvements:
  • New PDF Viewer.
  • Better NPAPI Plugins handling, Java works better (use "User-Agent Switcher" extension and change it to FireFox, some sites already blocked Chrome user agent)
  • Small Fixes.
  • Netflix can be run on HTML5 or Silverlight depending on user agent (you can download "User-Agent Switcher" extension).
  • Removed NPAPI annoying infobar.