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Windows Latest Build 74.0.3860.0
09 - Apr - 2019
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Linux Latest Build 74.0.3860.0
22 - Nov - 2019
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22 - Nov - 2019 .- Released the first version of Advanced Chrome for Linux using build 74.0.3860.0

Thanks to rrfox2 for all the help!
Install instructions included on zip file.


09 - Apr - 2019 .- Updated Latest Build to 74.0.3860.0

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 74.0.3860.0:

  • 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

Installation & Portable mode instructions inside zip file.


Screenshot:


Detailed Features:

  • 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.

History:

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.

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.