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By , Computerworld |  Security, chrome browser, google chrome

This was the second security update this month for the production version, or the most polished edition, of Chrome for Windows, Mac and Linux. Google typically patches its browser every two to four weeks.

Chrome is the world's third-most-popular browser, accounting for approximately 7.2% of the browsers in use, according to the most recent numbers from Web measurement company Net Applications.

Google Chrome can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux at the company's Web site. Users running the stable build will receive the update automatically in the background.

Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld. Follow Gregg on Twitter at @gkeizer , or subscribe to Gregg's RSS feed . His e-mail address is gkeizer@ix.netcom.com .

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