Google chrome on windows 7 crashes onload (as of this morning) on everyone of our 20 computers

OS: Windows 7 pro

Chrome version: 45.0.2454.85

OS version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48

Obviously google chrome updated itself and is now completely worthless. I have tried uninstalling it (can't even do that) .. I have tried re downloading it from the web (same problem)

All our PC's are basically used as thin-clients. No custom software or anything (out of the box windows 7)

Any solutions?
MarkProgrammerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
20 computers affected. Are you sure you have no software installed? I ask because people use older legacy software for specific reasons at the time, and then the software breaks because Windows Update increase security or impose standards.

Take a problem computer and run System File checker:

Open cmd.exe with Run as Administrator and run SFC /SCANNOW twice. Shut down, Start up and reinstall Chrome. Does it work.

If no, does Internet Explorer work?  I use IE 11 and it works fine.

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MarkProgrammerAuthor Commented:
These are brand new computers .. The only common factor among them is the printer driver installed ..

I will double check SFC however on Monday
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the computers are new and only Windows plus a Printer, also make sure:

1. Windows is up to date (new updates nearly daily).
2. Drivers, especially Video, Chipset and BIOS, have been updated from the manufacturer.
3. Uninstall the printer to test.
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MarkProgrammerAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay..

System file checker is not reporting any issues.

I will attempt to update windows and try again
Adam LeinssServer SpecialistCommented:
Google removed NPAPI support in version 45 in Chrome...I'm guessing you have an addon that uses a NPAPI plugin, such as Silverlight, Java, etc
MarkProgrammerAuthor Commented:
I forgot I have Comodo installed on these PC's (it didn't occur to me that was the problem) ...

The fix is here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/32363407/google-chrome-ver-45-0-2454-85-do-not-work-with-comodo-guard32-dll-ver-8-2-0-4
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@Mark - Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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