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

Yes
2 (4.1%)
No
47 (95.9%)

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

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Offline windgrain

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Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« on: September 14, 2012, 08:26:22 AM »
Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?

« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 10:53:30 AM by windgrain »

Offline Tetsuo

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 09:40:49 AM »
In a perfect world? Nope.  ;)

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 10:56:21 AM »
after years of using another vendors antivirus, i decided to switch, and after extensive research, i selected  avast. its the best i can find, except for the toolbar.  Its just unlike a security firm to offer a toolbar, it just feels uneasy.

i know of another company doing the same and they got flack for doing so.

overall, avast is excellent, just no toolbar please.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 12:20:29 PM »
Practically I don't need that toolbar but avast! is providing a free software AND they need money to develop it so google is sponsoring avast! via its toolbar and chrome :) :) Untick if you don't want and tick if you want :) :) that's so simple. :) :)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 05:01:30 PM »
I answered "No" but in truth, I don't remember ever seeing it.
Is it not in every install or did I just uncheck it without even noticing?
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 07:52:19 PM »
I think this is not on user hands :)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 10:44:24 PM »
I think this is not on user hands :)

Sure it is Tech. If the users complain enought and/or stop using the product until it's fixed, They'll have to listen.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 10:56:27 PM »
Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?

What google toolbar ?

There is an option to install google chrome and to make that the home page, but I saw nothing about a google toolbar and it certainly didn't attempt to install a google toolbar

« Last Edit: September 14, 2012, 10:58:01 PM by DavidR »
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2012, 02:08:57 AM »
1) There is no Google Toolbar
2) There is an opt-out for installing Chrome
3) Complain all you want. It's up to Prague to make this decision.
4) Chrome is the most popular browser. See http://www.w3schools.com/browsers/browsers_stats.asp
5) No, I did not say Chrome was the best...just the most popular.  :)

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2012, 02:15:22 AM »
If there is or isn't, I'm not totally sure but when it comes to 'any toolbar' I am not a Fan; too much potential for security compromise.... :-\ 8)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2012, 02:18:16 AM »
I would like to see an image of this tool bar. I have never seen one installed by avast.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2012, 05:59:20 AM »
HI I would also like to see this avast toolbar because I never seen a toolbar offered by avast before.  But I do now that you can untick a box to install or not install google Chrome browser.

I have been using avast antivirus free for years and have never installed any toolbar from avast ever.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2012, 06:30:02 AM »
« Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 06:36:43 AM by windgrain »

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2012, 06:45:16 AM »
That seems to be new. I've never seen it before.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2012, 06:49:15 AM »
Wow! Thanks for posting this. And this is a paid version. Image shows avast! Pro Antivirus and appears to be an opt-out option. Not very impressive.

Do you have Google Chrome installed? Do you use Internet Explorer as your default browser?



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