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jwboyd
post Jun 12 2017, 10:19 AM
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Several times recently, Google Earth has notified me that it wants me to update.

When I try, I get "Update Unsuccessful." When I open Google Earth and try to update from there, I am told "No updates available."

Whassup wid dat?



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post Jun 12 2017, 05:15 PM
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How are you being "notified" that you need to update?

If it's an email, it's probably a phishing scam. You already know to never, ever click a link in any email, right? wink.gif Hopefully, any bundled software runs only on Windows...

Since Google, itself, is saying there is no update available, I'd ignore those "notifications". If they are via email, add them to SpamSieve by using the "Train as SPAM" under the "Message" menu. wink.gif

The best way to update most apps is through their own update function. If the app doesn't have that capability, go directly to the developer's site. I stopped using "download" sites several years ago, too many 'bundled' malware, too little malware checking by the site. They have basically become untrustworthy, in my humble opinion. rolleyes.gif


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post Jun 12 2017, 09:16 PM
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No email involved.

When I open Google Earth and use their update function, they tell me there are no updates available. So I will continue to ignore those notifications even though they appear to be legit.

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post Jun 12 2017, 09:29 PM
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Didn't read closely enough. wallbash.gif

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How are you being "notified" that you need to update?
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Several times recently, Google Earth has notified me that it wants me to update.
I can see why it doesn't make sense to you... nor me! I've never seen that behavior, probably because I've never installed Google Earth! Thinking.gif rolleyes.gif


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