Google Chrome Browser Auto Update feature required
Can McAfee Web Advisors can do the task of auto-updating all the web-browsers in the computer ?. since many web-browsers don't auto-update by themselves like Google Chrome, Google Chrome canary, Internet Explorer, Opera, Fire-Fox & many more etc....
Recently Google reveals that Chrome zero day under active attack & users are advised to update to Google Chrome version 72.0.3626.121.
It's important for better protection this task is being done by this extension or by McAfee Antivirus Application itself.
McAfee Antivirus Vulnerability Scanner does Windows Update & Programme update, why web-browser update is missed out.
Thank you for your feedback. We have a Vulnerability scan feature which checks for Program and windows updates periodically. The details for the program updates are follows. For more info, please visit our website An overview of the Vulnerability Scanner
Which applications can the Vulnerability Scanner update automatically? Currently, the Vulnerability Scanner can update the following applications, without any interaction from you:
7-zip Adobe Acrobat Reader Adobe Flash Player Adobe Flash Player (Non-IE) Adobe QuickTime Apple Safari BitComet Nullsoft Winamp Mozilla Firefox Opera browser PowerISO RARLab WinRAR RealNetworks RealPlayer Skype Sun Java Runtime Environment uTorrent VideoLan VLC Media Player
Which applications does the Vulnerability Scanner notify me to update? The Vulnerability Scanner advises you to update these applications:
Adobe Shockwave Player Adobe Shockwave Player (Non-IE) Apple iTunes Google Chrome Mirabilis ICQ SmartFTP Sun Java Development Kit TeamViewer VMware Player WinZip Yahoo Messenger
Re: Google Chrome Browser Auto Update feature required
I don't agree with your view as far as Google Chrome Browser update is concern.
Vulnerability Scanner has neither updated nor notified me to update my Google Chrome Browser since I use McAfee Total Protection from couple of years.
This is Serious Vulnerability since Browser is basic application which anyone will be using to surf the internet.
Even today i have manually run vulnerability scanner & has neither updated nor notified me to update Google Chrome Browser, my Chrome Browser version was 72.0.3626.121 before running vulnerability scannner today but when i updated my browser it got updated to 73.0.3683.75
Also You mentioned about Skype Application is not updated but only notifies to update as its failed to update, I tried in past but never raise since i did it directly after it failed to update but claim made by you was not precise. (Kindly Run the same in Testing Environment to fix this skype application bug)
Also Firefox browser never got auto-updated by vulnerability scanner when i was using it, I don't use this browser anymore, even same issue persist for other browser like Opera, Dobble, Epic & many more.
I request you look into it & fix this issue specifically Browser Update