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Old 06-21-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Chrome eating up 10GB for cache purposes!

As it's been a while since I last ran CCleaner, I decided to just now and was a little surprised to find that Google Chrome was hogging 10GB, thanks to its cache.

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I don't have a problem with a browser keeping a big cache, but this is enormous!

Alright, it's more like 9GB, but 10GB is a cooler number.
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Old 06-21-2012, 02:49 PM   #2
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In an unrelated note, I found out why Chrome installs itself in the user directory rather than program files like most other applications. It's to stop UAC from alarming you when it does its updates - since the user directory doesn't need administrative privileges to change... Which leaves me a little concerned about security.

But still, 10GB for cache? Firefox uses 500MB... Must be used for more than just simple caching (or caching lots of movies from YouTube).
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That does indeed seem like a security risk. I almost can't blame Google for that decision though, given what a pain in the ass Windows can be with permissions. For the main MMO I play, I run a bunch of plugins, and in order to have them work, I have to install everything outside of the Program Files folder (not much of a problem given I have a drive dedicated for games, but still).
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You can turn off UAC... I have and never looked back.
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You can turn off UAC... I have and never looked back.
I don't have it on. UAC isn't the cause of all permissions issues.
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er.... the 10gb a good chunk of which is likely UPDATED CHROME INSTALLERS!!! Hence why I no longer run chrome, it keeps the installers and keeps downloading more and more and more.
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