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Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?

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Voting closed: September 21, 2012, 08:26:22 AM

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Offline AdrianH

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2012, 07:15:56 AM »
Yup, I came across this crap the other day and did a double take.  It is really peeing people off. Avast have shot themselves in the foot with this.

In the last week I have been asked to remove avast from @ 7 laptops and a couple of PC's and replace the AV with another product because people had done a default install and not realised they were going to get Google products added. 

Come on avast , toolbars for heavens sakes ?????   Very, very stupid move, nobody wants them on their systems.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2012, 09:51:17 AM »


I don't remember seeing that when I downloaded Avast.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2012, 01:12:58 PM »
<snip image don't want to replicate it every post>

Thanks for posting the image as that makes the point of the topic very clear.

The more interesting observation/point is that this recommendation is in a Paid version, avast! Pro setup, not good at all.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2012, 01:24:16 PM »
Some people here before putting other user remarks down, should look carefully for more information.
Thanks for the pic, Windgrain, I was going to ask a friend of mine to send it to me for the forum.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2012, 02:00:09 PM »
Its just a toolbar. No big deal. AVG installs a toolbar by default. Norton use to install Ask toolbar. Its just a recommendation. Ignore it. Tons of free and paid software install toolbars. Its up to you to uncheck the option. Even Zone Alarm installs a secure search toolbar.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2012, 03:44:54 PM »
Its just a toolbar. No big deal. AVG installs a toolbar by default. Norton use to install Ask toolbar. Its just a recommendation. Ignore it. Tons of free and paid software install toolbars. Its up to you to uncheck the option. Even Zone Alarm installs a secure search toolbar.
It is a big deal when this is pushed in a paid version. No big deal and probably expected in the free version.
(I happen to use and like the Google Toolbar but that's not the question or issue here.)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #21 on: September 15, 2012, 03:58:15 PM »
Hi windgrain.

What google toolbar? While you already showed us a screenshot of it. Oh, I see others already made that remark. Should have clicked all the way through.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2012, 04:03:47 PM »
Its just a toolbar. No big deal. AVG installs a toolbar by default. Norton use to install Ask toolbar. Its just a recommendation. Ignore it. Tons of free and paid software install toolbars. Its up to you to uncheck the option. Even Zone Alarm installs a secure search toolbar.
It is a big deal when this is pushed in a paid version. No big deal and probably expected in the free version.
(I happen to use and like the Google Toolbar but that's not the question or issue here.)

Considering that in the image windgrain posted the option appears to be pre-checked, e.g. opt-out and not opt-in, that is a big deal. We have already seen what happens if there is a problem during the installation and the user gets the pre-selected option as has happened with the pre-selected Google Chrome options in my image in Reply #7 above.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against recommendations/suggestions, etc. but they 'must be opt-in' and not pre-selected opt-out.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2012, 04:10:31 PM »
If you are using Firefox later than V.12 it is not possible to have Google Toolbar which is a bit of a pity.
I found it helpful.There is an addon for Firefox users(Googlebar lite)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2012, 04:24:53 PM »
Toolbars mainly effect IE users also. Thats why I use Chrome.  ;D

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2012, 04:56:08 PM »
Toolbars mainly effect IE users also. Thats why I use Chrome.  ;D
You are again missing the point of this topic. It has nothing to do with what you, I, or we like.
It has to do with what should be bundled in software or forced upon us. Especially if you're using the Paid product.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #26 on: September 15, 2012, 05:04:23 PM »
Google Toolbar in the any and all avast Paid software? No thanks.

Edit: Didn't see the poll, added my vote.
« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 05:09:10 PM by Av-As-T »

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2012, 11:07:16 PM »
OK WHO VOTED YES!!!  >:( I WANT A NAME PEOPLE!!!!!


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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #28 on: September 15, 2012, 11:31:15 PM »
Wasn't me! The more software evolves the more cautious a user should be. You might end up with something you don't want.  :)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2012, 01:09:21 AM »
Wasn't me.