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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2012, 10:56:02 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
What version are you using ???
Current version is 7.0.1456   if that's not what you have then please update.
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2012, 12:48:29 AM »
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

That is EXACTLY what happened to me.

I started having this problem with the SmartPhone advertisements. They would not go away, and I don't have a smart phone! One more issue with Avast and I am switching to Microsoft Security Essentials.

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2012, 01:00:28 AM »
The post you quoted was answered with a question which just might resolve your problem if you are on 7.0.1451 then do a manual program update > avastUI, Maintenance, Update - Program Update.

If you have version 7.0.1456, then check this post http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100773.msg805714#msg805714 plus the one two posts below http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100773.msg805717#msg805717.
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2012, 08:09:08 AM »

I've used Avast for about five years now. After constant glitches with other security systems-Avast was a breath of fresh air! No problems (touch wood!).

Until now. Sadly it appears we have to 'suck up' the new aggressive marketing trends. Avast is becoming more pushy on that score.
I never took my free version for granted. I am still grateful. About the 'but'?

I'm having the same problem as many here,-I accept the marketing-I'm getting a free and efficient system, but this?

Every logon: there it is; a window telling me to click finish to "Complete your Avast software update.

I'm a born cynic so I looked carefully....and (in my case)-there it was: the tick to install Chrome.
Every login for 4-5 days now, I've unticked Chrome and clicked Finish.

WHY is this happening? What purpose can it possibly have except to....er, 'encourage' Avasters to click Finish without looking..?

It is tacky. If this is just a 'bug', then why the Chrome option which has to be DEselected? Clever little bug isn't it?
It obviously took a marketing course!

This is annoying enough for me to look for the Avast forum/register/post.

I'll look at the advice given above (I have version '51), and will do what I have to.
But many with more texpertise than myself will simply bin the system and get something else.

Avast? This is not your finest hour, let me tell you.

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #19 on: July 07, 2012, 08:15:21 AM »
Every logon: there it is; a window telling me to click finish to "Complete your Avast software update.

-> http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100773.msg805717#msg805717
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2012, 11:19:38 AM »
Thanks for the link Asyn.

I'm afraid that texpertise is not my thing-I don't know where and what, but I believe the cavalry has just arrived!

I was asked to update and am now showing '56. I had to logoff, and on logon? - no 'complete' window!

Hope springs eternal! Maybe all is well now....

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #21 on: July 07, 2012, 11:25:57 AM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #22 on: July 07, 2012, 12:05:41 PM »
Thanks for your help, bob3160.  When I checked I had 7.0.1451 so I'll udate now.  Oddly enough the annoyance hasn't appeared today.  Hopefully that's the last I'll see of it.  I agree with DavidR, we are really grateful  for an outstanding free av but this only serves to enrage and put ppl off.  Look at AVG, it started out as good as avast then became a monster that nobody would touch!  I hope the lovely avast doesn't go the same way

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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2012, 03:01:01 PM »
@ slowcheeta,
Glad your system is running well again and avast! is again protecting it as it should. :)
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Re: Thanks for installing Chrome without my permission
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2012, 10:42:27 PM »
The post you quoted was answered with a question which just might resolve your problem

It won't resolve my problem. The Android ads finally went away shortly before this update.
I got rid of the Google ad by accidentally letting it install Google Chrome (I swore I unchecked that box the second time as well). I've uninstalled Google Chrome, and the ad has not returned.

Its just that this has happened twice within a short period of time, and it is EXTREMELY annoying to have a program install itself unexpectedly. I got sick of that crap from Apple being so pushy about installing Safari, and Mobile Me!