How to Install Google Chrome on Kali Linux

Google Chrome is a cross-platform and free web browser that is widely used by regular users and tech enthusiasts alike. In this tutorial, you will learn how to install Google Chrome on Kali Linux.

Step 1: Update Kali Linux

To start off, we need to update the system packages and repositories. It’s always a good idea before getting started with anything else and so with that, launch your terminal and run the command:

# apt update
Update Kali Linux
Update Kali Linux

Step 2: Download Google Chrome Package

Once the system update is complete, download the Google Chrome Debian file using the command.

# wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Download Google Chrome in Kali Linux
Download Google Chrome in Kali Linux

Step 3: Install Google Chrome in Kali Linux

We can either use dpkg or apt package manager to install the package. In this case, we will use the apt package manager to install Google Chrome in Kali Linux.

# apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
Install Google Chrome in Kali Linux
Install Google Chrome in Kali Linux

The installation will be completed after a few seconds depending on the speed of your PC.

Step 4: Launching Google Chrome in Kali Linux

Upon successful installation of Google Chrome, launch it using the command.

# google-chrome --no-sandbox

The browser will pop open and you can begin signing in using your Google account.

Google Chrome in Kali Linux
Google Chrome in Kali Linux
James Kiarie
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26 thoughts on “How to Install Google Chrome on Kali Linux”

  1. I have this error:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree... Done
    Reading state information... Done
    Note, selecting 'google-chrome-stable' instead of './google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb'
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:
    
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
     google-chrome-stable : Depends: libu2f-udev but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
    
    Reply
    • @Jasyn,

      The error indicates that there are unmet dependencies for the ‘google-chrome-stable‘ package, specifically mentioning the missing ‘libu2f-udev‘.

      To resolve this error, you can try the following steps:

      sudo apt update
      sudo apt install libu2f-udev
      sudo apt --fix-broken install
      sudo dpkg -i ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
      sudo apt install -f
      
      Reply
  2. Couldn’t install google on Kali linux, it is showing:

    $ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    
    Reply
    • Did you install Google chrome using the following repository?

      $ wget https://dl.google.com/linux/direct/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
      
      Reply
  3. Hey, I installed google chrome using these commands and it using the sandbox command but when I click on the icon from the applications menu it shows me it’s loading but then it just stops. Also, it shows me this:

    “[0527/035217.058538:ERROR:nacl_helper_linux.cc(307)] NaCl helper process running without a sandbox!
    Most likely you need to configure your SUID sandbox correctly”

    Reply
  4. Facing this error pls tell me the solution

    E: Invalid archive member header
    E: Could not read meta data from /home/user/google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

    Reply
  5. Hey Pankaj, kindly run the following commands to clear the error:

    $ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
    $ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend
    
    Reply
  6. Hi, i am getting this message. what should i do
    ( apt install ./google-chrome-stable_current_amd64.deb
    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend – open (13: Permission denied)
    E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root?)

    Reply
    • Hey Kibria. Please run the following commands to clear the error:

      $ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock
      $ sudo rm /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend
      
      Reply
  7. :~# google-chrome –no-sandbox
    [3655:3655:0810/145140.897879:ERROR:browser_main_loop.cc(1469)] Unable to open X display.
    [0810/145141.036626:ERROR:nacl_helper_linux.cc(308)] NaCl helper process running without a sandbox!
    Most likely you need to configure your SUID sandbox correctly
    [0810/145141.036670:ERROR:nacl_helper_linux.cc(308)] NaCl helper process running without a sandbox!
    Most likely you need to configure your SUID sandbox correctly

    this error is showing

    Reply
  8. Hello Guys,

    Yes, this works. But if you closed the Terminal then the Chrome Browser closes automatically. To make this Permanent then Make a launcher with the same command. This will be executed fine.

    Reply
  9. Why would anybody willingly install malware on their computer?!

    The idea is to make and keep your computer secure. Installing any Google product compromises that security.

    Reply

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