Google Chrome - settings changed on me.after downloading Bing 3D?
I use Google Chrome and in the past two days I noticed that my toolbar up at the top is missing a button. It used to have two buttons next to my address bar. One was a settings bar, and the other was something akin to a file bar letting me cut copy paste etc. Don't remember what all it had but it had like 10 things on there. ( I used to mix up the settings button and the other button constantly when I wanted to print or save a page.)
Currently I now only have one button settings(has a wrench on the icon). If I open the tab it shows options like print, tools, new tab, history etc...
I initially thought some update on the program did it, but now I see that all the websites I use have a faded grey globe in the address bar to indicate that the identitiy of the website has not been verified, my connection to the site is not encrypted
I'm extremely worried about this as I realized I viewed credit info today.
Currently I can't save an address to the favorites by clicking the star cause the star is now that pale globe which doesn't allow it.
The only thing I can think of that I downloaded recently was bing maps 3D, but even that when I click on my desktop icon will take me to my explorer window to open up the program, not even google chrome.
I looked at the options under the settings button and nothing on it was something that let me modify extra buttons, nor did I see anything out of the ordinary when it came to security info.
Any suggestions on how to correct this and make sure my info isn't being hacked.
Will run antivirus, but would like to figure out what caused it as well.
Last edited by rosprncss; 09-13-2010 at 02:39 PM..
hmm... I checked I'm running Chrome 6. Don't recall that it asked me to update recently, may have missed the popup.
Did they update them recently, I mean this week?
That would explain why it only had one button for the settings, but It doesn't explain why all the pages I try to go to have that faded globe on the address bar, when I right click it explains that the security information : Id not verified, and not encrypted
You would think going to a state site like .gov would show that it is verified etc...
Same here. It 's the upgrade to version 6.
Even www.google.com is not verified.
Only pages where you supply or read sensitive personal information usually have encryption and security certificates. Where the page is https SSL encrypted, the green padlock icon should show, and you can read information about the security certificate for the site.
You should always check for the green padlock when entering personal information. The security certificate provides verified information about the owner of the site. Anyone can set up a https site and pretend to be your bank, but no-one else can have their security certificate, so this is how you tell the site is really from your bank, not a copy of your bank's site.
You will see a white padlock with a red cross if there is insecure content on the page. If you see a skull and cross-bones, the security certificate is invalid. Contact the genuine site owner if you have concerns. Also make sure you have the correctly spelled URL (web address), not a phishing site.
Incidentally you can drag the grey globe icon to a bookmark folder, a document, an email, a search box, etc, to drop the URL in there.
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