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

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No
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Voting closed: September 21, 2012, 08:26:22 AM

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Offline cooby

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2012, 04:06:38 AM »
No - don't want to see it in setup or any other place. No toolbars, nothing extra. Just AV please.
Yes, it's simple to unselect, but if you miss it, it'll get in.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2012, 10:32:47 PM »
Yes, it's simple to unselect, but if you miss it, it'll get in.
All the more reason to use caution when installing software. As this type of bundling is sure to become more the norm.  :)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #32 on: September 17, 2012, 12:59:57 AM »
The root of the problem is that the option to opt out is in small print, very small print, not plainly obvious Avast hoping you will miss it and it will get installed... Avast you are getting like rest of the vendors - sneaky I call it!

Simple, put up with it or go somewhere else and if this was the case and they lost customers they would soon be having second thoughts, as it is now its only on install but the next stage is that they start pushing it and ramming it down our throats, leaves me to ask what else are they doing without our knowledge.

This is supposed to be a premium service isn't it? Nope wasn't me who voted for it... stand up the real person.

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« Last Edit: September 17, 2012, 01:03:34 AM by Davy »

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #33 on: September 17, 2012, 02:03:07 AM »
All any user should ever do it to "not" just click your way through "any" install. Slow down and use due caution.
And besides it's such a small file and "extremely" simple to uninstall. Personally I do not use not allow toolbars with my browsers.
Just the ones that I "choose". Check my signature. I have three browsers installed. Firefox, Chrome and, Pale Moon. Please don't blame someone else if you fail to be careful. Ignorance is no excuse.  :)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2012, 10:49:47 PM »
@windgrain

I downloaded avast pro from here -> http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103687.msg830212#msg830212

I reinstalled it and didn't receive a toolbar recommendation.

The installer digital signature date is August 21, 2012.

Where did you download your avast pro installer?
« Last Edit: September 17, 2012, 10:51:33 PM by Charyb »

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2012, 11:00:10 PM »
@windgrain

I downloaded avast pro from here -> http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103687.msg830212#msg830212

I reinstalled it and didn't receive a toolbar recommendation.

The installer digital signature date is August 21, 2012.

Where did you download your avast pro installer?
@Charyb,
Are you currently using the Google Toolbar ???
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #36 on: September 18, 2012, 01:06:20 AM »
@windgrain

I downloaded avast pro from here -> http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=103687.msg830212#msg830212

I reinstalled it and didn't receive a toolbar recommendation.

The installer digital signature date is August 21, 2012.

Where did you download your avast pro installer?



nope, still there  :-[

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2012, 01:28:37 AM »
@ wingrain,
You're talking about the Pro version but the screenshot is showing the Free version installation screen
With Google Toolbar for IE pre selected. 

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2012, 01:38:24 AM »
@ Bob - No, I haven't installed the toolbar. I haven't made time to give it a try yet. I even uninstalled Google Chrome (cleaned out all user data and google update) before re-installing avast! pro so the only browser on my computer was IE9 and no toolbars.

wingrain,
Where are you downloading the installers (pro and free) from?

Your first post shows an image of pro setup and your most recent post is showing an image of free setup. Why two different installers?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2012, 01:41:53 AM by Charyb »

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2012, 01:40:33 AM »
@ wingrain,
You're talking about the Pro version but the screenshot is showing the Free version installation screen
With Google Toolbar for IE pre selected. 



The image wingrain attached in the first post of this topic is for avast Pro.
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2012, 02:01:42 AM »
I was commenting about the screenshot above my reply. :)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2012, 02:10:24 AM »
Guys, this poll is in reality moot as the decision comes from Prague. Not from a poll.  8)
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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2012, 02:41:27 AM »
Not I;
then again, I don't mind having to uncheck something during setup. No biggie to me. I have the paid version; and I always custom-install.

What I would like to see is a customizable option for renewal reminders where I can set it to remind me ONCE at the 1 month till expiry date,
ONCE at the 1 week till expiry date and ONCE per update for the three days prior to the expiry date. But that's for another poll/discussion.

I would especially see avast choose to be unlike the other leading antivirus companies. They could be the ONLY one that doesn't innundate
their customers with unnecessary/unwanted interruptions/additions. They could be the av for people who only want what they sigh up for.
Nothing more; nothing less.
Given that everyone else is doing it, avast! could stand-out by not doing it.

Either way, I have been VERY happy with the protection I have gotten, and I won't reconsider another av until the renewal popups return.

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2012, 04:02:01 AM »
As an ex tech. I have to state I hate "extras" that are pre selected. Most non technical people just do not read the opt out clause and then end up with unwanted cruft. Personally I see this type of marketing as not much more than low level scam ware

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Re: Would you like to continue to see the google toolbar in setup?
« Reply #44 on: September 18, 2012, 04:25:54 AM »
i get the installer packages form here

http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-download

i have a pro version posed on my first post, and the free version later on, both have the toolbar,

i know the decision comes form other people, but am hoping one of them realise that a toolbar wont be of any benefit in any way.

people actually go EEEWWWWW!!!   :o   when they see toolbars. just like i did, i was ok with it in the free version, but the pro????  :o