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    How to uninstall Google Chrome over network

    Has anyone found a way to automatically uninstall Google Chrome from their networked PC's. Have a few on the network and it causes havoc as it stops pop ups for some of the software/websites we have it enabled from through the GPO. Looked on the net but cant seem to find any definative answer.

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    Sorry to bump this thread back up but anyone managed to do this?

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    What anti-virus do you use?

    As chrome is something installed in the profile i have my AV set to remove anything called chrome.exe rendering it useless.

    But then it isn't something i have deployed via MSI - if you have done it that when then you should be able to remove it using the GPO.

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    EDIT: Never mind, I forgot chrome installed into the profile.

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    Depending on number, if it is only a few, surely a rebuild would be drastic but resolve the issue ready for Monday morning. all depends on how your builds are set up.

    edit - Ok I sound like I got it wrong too but I won't delete my stupid comment.

    How about resetting profiles of said users?
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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    EDIT: Never mind, I forgot chrome installed into the profile.
    The official MSI installs to %ProgramFiles% (or %ProgramFiles(x86)% on 64-bit versions of Windows).

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    Not installed by msi but by a few kids installing it from the google website i think, before anyone says they should not have permission, they needed it for a couple of programs to run and mever had a problem before (its a primary). The kids are usually quite good. Its sophos av.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechSupp View Post
    Not installed by msi but by a few kids installing it from the google website i think, before anyone says they should not have permission, they needed it for a couple of programs to run and mever had a problem before (its a primary). The kids are usually quite good. Its sophos av.
    Google have made chrome so it installs in the profile therefore avoiding the need for permissions.

    Hence the reason i have used the AV to delete chrome.exe. Also i have blocked .exe and .msi from being downloaded.

    As chrome is not installed on the pc but in the profile i don't think it appears in add/remove programs.

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    you might be better off just installing it site-wide by GPO, that way (as previous poster mentioned) it installs in program files, and you can control it more easilty by GPO

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