Author Topic: Latest update, installed Chrome. Grrrrrrrr  (Read 7713 times)

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Re: Latest update, installed Chrome. Grrrrrrrr
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2012, 02:35:42 AM »
It sounds like there was a time-out, and if you don't uncheck after a period of time it goes ahead with the install with chrome included.

I will be certain to keep the program updates set to "ASK" and be careful  to stay with the machine until I can select the option to up- out. This is borderline if true -  and unfortunately there are probably  going to be some upset users who end up with the unwanted software.

I could be wrong but I think if you are using WinPatrol Plus it would have caught the Chrome install and stopped the process until you click ok.   There could be a timeout on this with WinPatrol Plus, I don't know I have never left an install unattended for more than a couple of minutes and each time WinPatrol Plus would be there asking for my approval when I returned to the computer.  I have yet to experience a timeout that will install a program since I have been using WinPatrol Plus.

Others may have had a different experience. :)


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Re: Latest update, installed Chrome. Grrrrrrrr
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2012, 02:39:53 AM »
This is a good example of why I have suggested that avast! add an approved program list feature to avast! in avast! 8 that would prevent the installation of all programs not on the user's approved list of progames that they identify in avast!.

So even if the user misses an opt-out with regard to a program the progam still would not install unless the user specifically entered it into their approved program list.


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Re: Latest update, installed Chrome. Grrrrrrrr
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2012, 03:59:11 AM »
A video showing a new install of avast! with help in avoiding Chrome can be found at:

We're not talking about new installs, we're talking about an upgrade.

Although I can't speak for others, this isn't, and wasn't a small oversight that got lost in small print, or obscure check-box placement, nor was I given a "Custom Install" option as I was accepting an upgrade from an installation I had already customized awhile ago.
I've also done a few upgrades from then, to now and have never been asked by the Avast upgrade client if I wanted to install Chrome during an upgrade... on any of my upgrades.

I too like a few others in here have made a bad habit out of looking for this sort of activity during software installs, or upgrades. I was presented with no such option yesterday...
Which indicates to me that the upgrade either had issues and the issue was fixed with later upgrades/downloads which is why others saw a chrome opt out option, or the upgrade reacts differently on different systems. In either case its still a bit of a concern!

Does anyone know off hand if these Avast upgrade files are stored after an upgrade has finished in a temp folder, and what they'd be called?

« Last Edit: November 20, 2012, 04:01:30 AM by HighOnTek »


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Re: Latest update, installed Chrome. Grrrrrrrr
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2012, 01:54:58 AM »
Avast in my books used to be ranked at the top, have recommended you guys countless times, have personally uninstalled tons of AV software and replaced it with Avast as it was my personal preference, and choice. Even after a few more companies jumped into the FREE AV market, I still continued to use Avast even though I knew it was becoming more and more taxing on my PC's resources with all the extra's.

Today's stunt though has opened my eyes, and I am now re-evaluating your place on my PC, and everyone else I knows PC. Yes, you can be replaced...

If I wanted the Google Chrome browser I would have installed it myself!  >:(
The fact Avast has taken it upon themselves to automatically install it during today's upgrade, suggests you're taking a turn for the worst and letting corporate greed be the decision making factor now. AVG took the same path, and was replaced in the world of free av when they too started making bad decisions.
Whom ever decided to make it a mandatory install, with no user agreement being accepted for its install should be fired, as they're now placing you guys down along side the guys who take pride, and make a profit by installing Malware, adware, etc...

If this happens again, if I get another installation that I do not agree with I will be uninstalling Avast and switching to Comodo's free AV software, as they're just as good in my opinion and use less resources than the ever increasing demands avast is creating on ones system.

Very dissatisfied with today's update,


I would be very interested to see some test results that show the comodo AV is as good as avast.
Just look at what avast offers in terms of shields etc and im sure comodo does not even come close.Ive actually used comodo myself in the past and i can assure you it does not protect as well as avast and it does not scan web traffic depends on its HIPS and without it comodo would seem pretty redundant. ;D