Don’t be hasty with updating Google Chrome if you have an Apple Mac Laptop and especially if you are a cutter.
It is impossible to reboot the system because of the latest browser update.
Google Chrome damages the file system when the “System Integrity Protection” (SIP) is disabled. The feature is mainly disabled by the users who are involved in the process of video editing.
Multiple Hollywood Studios where massive amounts of videos are being edited were the first to report a problem. The browser only brings damage to the file system in case if the SIP is disabled. Turns out that particularly cutters disable the feature because of the software incompatibility.
Back in 2015, in the Apple operational system called OS X appeared an update. A professional video editing software, “Avid Media Composer”, is incompatible with the SIP. For the whole four years, users of this software have been disabling the protection even before installing the program.
Similarly, those who work with macOS below OS X Mavericks, experience problems with the browser, too. It is especially relevant to owners of the laptops released in 2013.
Google is already aware of the issue and has paused the browser update for now. At the moment, the corporation is working on releasing a patch that will fix the bug alone.
To fix it, you need to boot into recovery mode, then open the Terminal application and run the following commands:
chroot /Volumes/Macintosh\ HD # "Macintosh HD" is the default
mv var var_back # var may not exist, but this is fine
ln -sh private/var var
chflags -h restricted /var
chflags -h hidden /var
xattr -sw com.apple.rootless "" /var
Then the reboot should follow. This will help remove the affected version of Google Software Update, and the damaged portion of the file system will be restored.