Every time you open the Help - About page in Google Chrome, the browser starts updating itself. This is not convenient because you may be using your internet connection for something else at that time. It might be inconvenient if you only wanted to see the installed version but not update Chrome at that time. Here is a little trick which will allow you to bypass the update check.
The Help - About page in Google Chrome looks as follows:
If this behavior is undesirable for you, you can check the version of Google Chrome without updating it.
To avoid the forced upgrade, don't open Help - About. Instead, type the following in the address bar:
The following page will be opened, containing all information about your Chrome browser!
That's it. Source: SuperUser.