So I am wondering if it's possible that Google chrome extensions can be updated even if the computer/device turned off?

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    Firstly, welcome to Ask Different! :) I've just posted an answer, but now realise your question may be off topic for this site as it's not clear if you're referring to Chrome being installed on an Apple device? This site is dedicated to questions relating to Apple software, hardware or services. If this is the case, could you please edit your question to clarify? If it's not, no problem. We'll close the question as being off-topic for this site. Regardless, my answer still stands (unless, of course, I've misunderstood your question).
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    Sep 7, 2018 at 2:21

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Assuming I understand your question correctly, there is no way for software to autoupdate without a device being switched on. Autoupdates require an internet connection to function properly.

More specifically, an internet connection is needed to compare the currently installed version with the latest version available and, when a new version is available, to download the new version. In some cases, an internet connection is also required to perform the actual installation.

Since an internet connection is required, the device must be powered up for the process to work. In other words a device that is switched off can not autoupdate any of its software, nor can a device that is switched on but not connected to the internet (often referred to as standalone devices).

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