"new_" prefix in Network Applications

Discussion in 'Prevx Releases' started by tarsins, May 2, 2012.

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  1. tarsins
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    Running the free trial of WSA at the moment a things are great. One things puzzles/annoys me, though. In Network Applications it said:

    chrome.exe in c:\users\...\chrome\application

    Chrome did an auto-update thing today and now it says

    new_chrome.exe in c:\users\...\chrome\application

    So I thought I'd be clever and quit Chrome, delete the entry from WSA then run Chrome again, but it still says new_chrome.exe. It is CHROME.EXE that is running, though.

    This is bothering me because I have CDO - which is like OCD but with all the letters in the correct order like they should be.
  2. Techfox1976
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    When Chrome updates, it uses new_chrome.exe as part of its swap.
    WSA records network items based on their hash, then gives the "first found file" with that hash. Since Chrome updated, that is the first found file with the hash, because it's the first one that ran after the update.
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    So this a Chrome thing, then. I assume it'll stay at new_chrome.exe from now on, which I can live with.
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