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Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« on: July 03, 2012, 06:40:51 PM »
To the powers that be:
Your update installed Chrome without my permission. Thanks for wasting my time and screwing up my settings!

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2012, 06:52:54 PM »

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2012, 06:54:59 PM »
The option to not install chrome is there as the link from Pondus will show so i guess you missed it ;) but it is a shame that avast are leaving these boxes pre ticked by default  :(

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012, 07:39:27 PM »
Yes, I hate opt-out (pre-checked) options they should all be opt-in not opt-out.
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2012, 11:40:44 PM »
Yes, I hate opt-out (pre-checked) options they should all be opt-in not opt-out.
+1  Everyone should slow down during any install because this is a growing trend.  :)
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2012, 06:28:55 AM »
Some Tips that should always be followed when installing something new to your computer:



1.   Always create a System Restore Point


     "Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools" or,
     Type sysdm.cpl into the Run Command window or the Windows Search Box


2.   Always select the Custom (Advanced) method for your installation
     Almost all installations offer 2 options:
     Standard (or Easy or Express) or, Custom (or Advanced).
     Always select the "Custom (Advanced)" installation because this type of installation affords you full control
     over the installation. If you don't select the custom installation, you'll not be able to select or change various parts
     of the installation and it'll install the software with preselected configurations.
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2012, 02:41:30 PM »
FYI: To those who believe I missed the Op-Out box, There was none. Check the link that Pondus provided and you'll see what I mean! More strange, when I turned on my PC the next day, the screen with op-out box appeared out of nowhere!

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 02:55:23 PM »
That is why I always capture a screenshot of the update process windows, to provide the user something to compare against.
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 04:24:26 PM »
FYI: To those who believe I missed the Op-Out box, There was none. Check the link that Pondus provided and you'll see what I mean! More strange, when I turned on my PC the next day, the screen with op-out box appeared out of nowhere!
Sounds like you didn't reboot your system after initially updating avast.
The screen to opt out of Chrome doesn't appear till a reboot has happened.

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012, 06:26:56 PM »
FYI: To those who believe I missed the Op-Out box, There was none. Check the link that Pondus provided and you'll see what I mean! More strange, when I turned on my PC the next day, the screen with op-out box appeared out of nowhere!
Sounds like you didn't reboot your system after initially updating avast.
The screen to opt out of Chrome doesn't appear till a reboot has happened.
To disable Chrome as your default browser...GUI>Settings>Troubleshooting> untick the Chrome box.  8)
Wit all due respect Chrome doesn't take up "that" much HDD space. I keep it to check/verify for avast bugs concerning Chrome.  :)
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2012, 04:29:29 PM »
FYI: To those who believe I missed the Op-Out box, There was none. Check the link that Pondus provided and you'll see what I mean! More strange, when I turned on my PC the next day, the screen with op-out box appeared out of nowhere!
Sounds like you didn't reboot your system after initially updating avast.
The screen to opt out of Chrome doesn't appear till a reboot has happened.

I did reboot and I didn't get the message! However, every day since the install, when I boot in the AM I get the complete the installation screen.

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2012, 04:53:13 PM »

I did reboot and I didn't get the message! However, every day since the install, when I boot in the AM I get the complete the installation screen.

Does this help any http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100729.msg805180#msg805180

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 05:34:41 PM »
"To disable Chrome as your default browser...GUI>Settings>Troubleshooting> untick the Chrome box"


Maybe I'm wrong but shouldn't you tick that box if you don't want to use Chrome?????? Your talking about the settings in the avast UI correct??

BTW I also got that pop up about finishing the installation of avast this morning when I turned my computer on. I didn't change a thing from yesterday so I don't know why this appeared,,I always uncheck the add chrome stuff but why is this even appearing.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2012, 05:40:29 PM by fire »

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2012, 06:07:53 PM »
Did you reboot after the update as the notice stated.
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2012, 10:53:04 PM »
Hi All
I can't find anything that addresses my particular problem with this google chrome nonsense.  (Why did avast do that?  I hate it when updates try to give you an unwanted toolbar but I thought avast had more class).  When it first appeared I unchecked the boxes then clicked finish thinking that was the last I'd see of it.  It's appeared again everyday and sometimes twice since.  I'm worried I'll accidentally click finish in an unguarded moment and also get tricked into having an unwanted toolbar that's going to waste my time getting rid of.  Can someone tell me how to prevent this 'update' keep appearing please?  Thank you