On June 13, 2023, Microsoft’s KB5027231 update installed on Windows 11 caused a conflict between Google Chrome and exploit protection, resulting in browser crashes.
- Windows 11
The cause is being investigated.
To mitigate this issue and prevent Google Chrome from crashing, we've applied an update which disabled Google Chrome as a protected application only for the exploit protection layer in your policy settings.
On June 21, 2023, an endpoint update was released to address this issue. The update is being rolled out gradually. Follow the steps below to manually install the latest update.
- Go to Manage > Endpoints.
- Check the checkboxes for the endpoints to update.
- Click the ellipsis icon or Actions menu > Check for Agent Updates.
Check the endpoints page to confirm and verify that your endpoints are on the following versions:
|Endpoint Protection||Minimum 220.127.116.110|
|Protection Service||Minimum 18.104.22.1680|
|Component Package||Minimum 1.0.2047|
Enabling Google Chrome as a protected application
Once all of your endpoints are updated, Google Chrome can be manually added back as an exploit protection application:
- Go to Settings > Policies.
- Click on a policy.
- On the left, select Protection settings.
- Under Exploit protection, click Advanced settings.
- Click Manage protected applications.
- Toggle on Google Chrome (and plug-ins) and click Close.
- Click Save.
- Repeat steps 3-7 for any other policies as required.
We will automatically re-enable this setting at a later time if it is not manually completed.