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After struggling to get the update to stick today I finally rebooted and discovered that Googel Chrome had been installed without my permission. Fuck you very much Avast - but I removed it as soon as I saw it was there.

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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2012, 11:59:35 PM »
do a forum search.....

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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 12:01:21 AM »
...or use custom install (for every software you install).

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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 12:49:46 AM »
No need to cuss. It was not forced on you. There was a screen that appeared during the install which gave you the choice to opt-out.
Personally I wish it was an opt-in. As far as Chrome goes if you use it you will find it (Chrome) is a excellent browser. The only issue I have with Chrome is I can't access my Yahoo mail. Other than that I'm finding I am using Chrome as my primary browser. It fast and very secure.

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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 01:12:37 AM »
I like Firefox. I know many others who love Chrome. What I object to is the sneaky way it landed on my system, hijacking my preferred browser setting in doing so. When I saw that, I couldn't uninstall it fast enough. Today's update was so buggered that there may have been an opt-out that I missed. I've been using Avast for many years and I don't recall ever having to opt-out of anything before. (Unlike, say, Adobe Flash, which wants to install McAfee every time it updates.)  Sorry for the cuss word. Every forum has different etiquette. The ones I frequent are more liberal. And I was mad.

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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 03:02:23 AM »
After struggling to get the update to stick today I finally rebooted and discovered that Googel Chrome had been installed without my permission. f**k you very much Avast - but I removed it as soon as I saw it was there.
If you can read, after Avast installed clean or upgrade, the computer rebooted and there was a screen with options to NOT install chrome and its toolbar and continue.
If you cannot read, oh well ...

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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 03:26:24 AM »
This will be the screen you talked about.
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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 04:35:16 AM »
Yep, I was doing something on an adjacent computer while trying to effect the upgrade and, being distracted, I guess I missed the opt-out stuff. Hate to see another company going down this hole but I understand they want to make money and these unpleasant tactics are becoming the norm. But I don't pay Avast anything , so how can I complain?

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Re: WARNING! Avast! is installing Google Chrome without user permission
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2012, 12:29:12 PM »
Well that screen requires input the Finish button at the bottom right, so I think it should remain.
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