April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

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April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by drunkenmonkey » Mon Apr 26, 2021 10:21 am

Hi!
This is not an issue with MS but I want to share this issue to see if anyone has also experience the same problem.
I have a script to automate a web site. The script was working fine :D till I installed the latest Windows 10 april update. The unquote string JSON ... message :? was display by MS. I start trouble shooting it to figure out that problem was not Google Chrome, not the Chromedriver but the Windows 10 update. By doing a rollback the script start working again.
I reported this issue at chromium.org. Will see how it goes.

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Re: April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by drunkenmonkey » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:09 pm

Hello!
Just a followup .
Problem JSON.... :( came back. By updating from version 86 to 90 Google cause the problem.
I have to downgrade to version 86 et zip the Google update folder to hide the updater. Like that
the update can not been done. Problem fix for the moment till a fix is available. :D

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Re: April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by Dorian (MJT support) » Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:48 pm

I just updated my Chrome version to check. It's now version 90.0.4430.93. Downloaded and unzipped the latest Chromedriver from here, renamed my old chromedriver to chromedriver89.exe and replaced it with the new one. Rebooted just to ensure nothing was resident. Ran a test script which just starts and navigates - all worked as expected.

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Re: April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by drunkenmonkey » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:21 pm

Thank you Dorian for response. :D
I managed to worked it out by blocking GoogleUpdate.exe with kaspersky firewall.
Like that it worked. :D
Looking at your reply I was not sure because I did all of what you wrote.
Any way! I give it a chance. Unblocked the exe, Google upgrade to version 90.
Download again the driver from your link. Rename the old one.
Start the Google example and failure. The JSON... error was back. :(

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Re: April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by Dorian (MJT support) » Tue Apr 27, 2021 8:36 pm

Did you reboot? Are you 100% sure you're pointing to the new one?
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Re: April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by drunkenmonkey » Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:30 am

Hi Dorian!
This morning I have done all steps again.
I made sure that Win 10 was up to date, Google and the driver same version.
Reboot, start the Google example script and it worked. :D
Thank you for your help in this matter. :D :D :D

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Re: April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by Dorian (MJT support) » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:44 am

Excellent!
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Re: April Windows 10 update & CHROMEDRIVER issue

Post by rickyjames » Thu May 20, 2021 11:02 am

I have the same issue.

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