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Offline Monster_user

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 I just got that pop-up again, the that assumes you want to install Google Chrome.  Even worse, "make Google Chrome my default browser" is checked by default! Is there a thread on how to make them stop?

Apparently "I" have installed Google Chrome from that pop-up once before. I do not want to make this mistake again. To this extent I have uninstalled Avast, and have installed AVG, until I can find a way to make Avast stop.

I have no reason or desire to use Google Chrome.

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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2012, 03:44:31 PM »
Sorry you don't like Chrome it happens to be an excellent browser but, we all have our favorites.
Not installing it simply means don't do the default or quick install.
Costume install and un-selecting what you want to avoid prevents it's installation.
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2012, 03:52:15 PM »
I'm not talking about the Avast installer, but the updater. I've had Avast installed on this PC for two years now.

I could stand it if I just had to uncheck it during the initial installation, but now it is happening with EVERY program update since July.

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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2012, 04:05:44 PM »
Sorry you felt that you "had" to switch to AVG. Have you tried to delete every "Google" or "Chrome" entry on your machine.
I do use Chrome on occasion and have encountered no problems. My main browser is Firefox. I agree with Bob Chrome is an excellent browser.
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2012, 04:11:00 PM »
Have you tried to delete every "Google" or "Chrome" entry on your machine.
I had Chrome installed on my computer the other day when I updated another program.

I just went into the control panel under programs, and uninstalled it.

Succeeded, Bi-Weekly.

I've set a calender to remind me to do so when it happens again on September 8th, 2012.
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 04:18:56 PM by Monster_user »

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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2012, 04:14:28 PM »
I had Chrome installed on my computer the other day when I updated another program.

I just went into the control panel under programs, and uninstalled it.
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2012, 05:04:51 PM »
I've set a calender to remind me to do so when it happens again on September 8th, 2012.
Keep us posted.  :)
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2012, 06:44:48 PM »


Are you saying the bug has been fixed?

I was joking, trying to explain my position. This is the fourth time I've been bugged by this notification, and once out of those four times I've apparently failed to clear the "install Google Chrome" box, because it has installed Google Chrome. Because this has happened at least four times now, I expect it to happen again. I expect that at some point in the future I will accidentally allow Avast to reinstall Chrome, and have to reset my default browser back to my personal preference.

Installing Google Chrome and then uninstalling it does not resolve this issue. Clearing the checkbox does not resolve this issue. Switching to AVG is a worth it, if I there is no other alternative.

Keep you posted? This happened on July 7th, if you remember my post.
 https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100589.15

 Also this: http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=100380.90

I'm asking if anybody has a workable solution to this issue, and if not I'm sticking with AVG.

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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2012, 06:56:12 PM »
Comparing the protection offered by the two AV's,
I'll stick with avast! :)
I also don't have your problem since I use Chrome as my default browser by choice.


Choosing the custom install and then picking the right choices does avoid the chrome browser
unless it's already installed on your system.
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2012, 07:03:57 PM »
I'm with Bob on this one. Chrome does "not" take up that much HDD space. If you don't want to use it...don't.
I think you are getting yourself into a lather for nothing. Or you are looking for an excuse to switch to AVG.
If you want inferior protection on account of a browser...go ahead have at it.
Beware AVG likes to install toolbars.  :)

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Second Choice:     Chrome

Before you switch see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103968.msg832255#msg832255
« Last Edit: August 25, 2012, 07:06:03 PM by Para-Noid »
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2012, 09:46:19 PM »
Comparing the protection offered by the two AV's,
I'll stick with avast! :)

I think you are getting yourself into a lather for nothing. Or you are looking for an excuse to switch to AVG.
If you want inferior protection on account of a browser...go ahead have at it.
If it didn't work at all, nobody would pay for it. Run Firefox with Adblock+, noScript, and "Browser Project" add-ons, and why do I need an Anti-Virus program?

Avast has had nothing but false positives on my machine, unless you include blocking pop-ups for "Antivirus 2012" with another pop-up. My browsing habits seem to be safe enough to use other programs just fine. Since I don't get exposed to malware often enough to worry about protection, my Browser is the most important choice to me, as I actually interact with it daily. I prefer anything other than Chrome. At the very least, Chrome is hideous.

Choosing the custom install and then picking the right choices does avoid the chrome browser
THERE IS NO CUSTOM INSTALL OPTION! That is for the installer only. ;)
There is only a pop-up "Avast has been updated." On that pop-up there is a checkbox "Install Chrome, and make it my default browser", it is checked by default.

I'm with Bob on this one. Chrome does "not" take up that much HDD space. If you don't want to use it...don't.
So I should just let every program on the internet install whatever the heck it likes just because "it doesn't use much disk space"?
There are a lot of browsers, perhaps I should install all of them? No? Why not? Same difference.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_web_browsers

I do not like them in a box.
I do not like them with a fox.
I do not like them in a house.
I do not like them with a mouse.
I do not like them here or there.
I do not like them anywhere.
I do not like green eggs and ham.
I do not like them, Sam I am.

Beware AVG likes to install toolbars.  :)
Really? Cause because my employer uses AVG, and I haven't had that problem. It is going to take two months of using AVG to find out whether or not it installs Toolbars, but I'm willing to take that risk. Unless you have sources that AVG installs toolbars with weekly definitions/program updates.

If AVG does ask me to install toolbars on a twice monthly basis, then I will buy Kaspersky, or anything other than Norton or McAfee, and just disable the over-the-counter bloatware that I don't need. Just give me a resident shield, and get out of my way.

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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #11 on: August 25, 2012, 10:29:05 PM »
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On that pop-up there is a checkbox "Install Chrome, and make it my default browser", it is checked by default.
Un-Check the box!
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #12 on: August 25, 2012, 10:44:18 PM »
Every couple of weeks?

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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2012, 10:47:05 PM »
The program doesn't update that often but if that's what it is then so be it.
If you don't like it, you have other choices. They may not offer as much protection but,
that obviously isn't what concerns you.
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Re: Is there a thread on how to prevent the Google Chrome installation?
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2012, 11:03:30 PM »
Every couple of weeks?

Yes, if needed. Shouldn't be too hard. ;)
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