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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2013, 03:06:23 PM »

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now I will have to visit every one of them to uninstall Chrome when they call me asking why their browser doesn't have their bookmarks or their normal homepage anymore!
You could simply change the default browser setting back to the original default browser. Once done, things will be back to normal and,
If you want to still get rid of Chrome, so be it.
I don't get the option to uncheck chrome because Chrome is installed on my system.
I did get the option when I installed avast! on a system that never had Chrome installed.

With some people, even something as simple as changing the default browser is a chore over the phone ;)

I don't see how having had Chrome installed in the past, but not currently, gives Avast the right to re-install it on my machine without asking.
I can't answer for avast. I don't work for them. I'm only offering an explanation as to why it happens.
If the registry still indicates that Chrome is installed, then there isn't really any need to ask about Chrome since it's already being used.
That's only my personal opinion.
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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2013, 03:51:51 PM »
Well, you don't really have to go to that user, just use Remote Assistance and you can do that task remotely...
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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2013, 04:55:41 PM »
Well, you don't really have to go to that user, just use Remote Assistance and you can do that task remotely...

Thanks, but I wasn't really here to get advice on how to fix people's computers. I was just venting about the fact that it needs to be done at all, with a little hyperbole thrown in to make a point.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 04:58:49 PM by Grifter02 »

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2013, 04:57:28 PM »
In reply to schmidthouse, as far as it being a "small thing" to get bent out of shape over, I have installed this software on over 20 machines for people who don't know how to use computers and now I will have to visit every one of them to uninstall Chrome when they call me asking why their browser doesn't have their bookmarks or their normal homepage anymore.

Thanks a lot Avast!  >:(

EDITED to seem less like an attack on schmidthouse, that was not my intention but it read that way initially.

Fair enough. But I would hazzard a guess that most Avast users 'don't' have 20 machines to deal with.
In any case as far as your situation is concerned I can understand the unfortunate hassle this could cause.
Possibly the 'Remote Assistance' suggested in previous post could be an alternate option to physically visiting each machine/person. :)
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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2013, 01:07:58 AM »
1) Have used FREE Avast for about 10 years

2) Know how to "custom install."

3) Neither of my boxes have ever had Chrome installed. Both are less than six months old.

4) Updated when prompted by AVAST 7.  Returned to find Chrome installed and default on both boxes.

5) Have several relatives who have no computer skills that I installed AVAST on their boxes.  I will have to go and UNINSTALL Chrome for them.

Yeah, thanks, AVAST! NOT!

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2013, 02:04:13 AM »
1) Have used FREE Avast for about 10 years

2) Know how to "custom install."

3) Neither of my boxes have ever had Chrome installed. Both are less than six months old.

4) Updated when prompted by AVAST 7.  Returned to find Chrome installed and default on both boxes.

5) Have several relatives who have no computer skills that I installed AVAST on their boxes.  I will have to go and UNINSTALL Chrome for them.

Yeah, thanks, AVAST! NOT!

Wow............... Didn't realize that Chrome (being the best and safest browser) was such so hard to uninstall. By "boxes" do you mean virtual boxes? Or are you referring to your pc tower as a box?

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2013, 03:32:16 AM »
I might be missing something here. Chrome is extremely light, fast and very secure.
To me, so what if you have to spend 3-5 minutes uninstalling Chrome.

I do agree and have voiced my opinion that Chrome/Google Toolbar/Google Drive should be opt-in and not opt-out.
However the people who make those decisions are higher up the food chain than any of us here.  :)
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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2013, 05:26:39 AM »
I might be missing something here. Chrome is extremely light, fast and very secure.
To me, so what if you have to spend 3-5 minutes uninstalling Chrome.

I do agree and have voiced my opinion that Chrome/Google Toolbar/Google Drive should be opt-in and not opt-out.
However the people who make those decisions are higher up the food chain than any of us here.  :)

Takes a mere 3-5 seconds to uninstall Chrome. I already have Google Drive and I use it daily to sink files to my iPhone.

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2013, 08:55:49 AM »
Google Chrome is very light,very fast and very secure turbo spyware.
There are many leftovers after uninstallation of Chrome and Google toolbar.
Main reason why I hate Chrome is lack of permanent bookmarks sidebar.
Browser without bookmarks sidebar is not browser at all in my opinion.
Google Toolbar is even worse spyware.

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2013, 01:33:34 PM »
Google Chrome is very light,very fast and very secure turbo spyware.
There are many leftovers after uninstallation of Chrome and Google toolbar.
Main reason why I hate Chrome is lack of permanent bookmarks sidebar.
Browser without bookmarks sidebar is not browser at all in my opinion.
Google Toolbar is even worse spyware.
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Lol. Google is spyware. And I'm the Pope. Chrome does have bookmarks on the side. They also have it as on option to show as a bar. There are also tons of add ons  for bookmarks. I have my bar hidden. Open a new tab and presto. There's all my bookmarks. It's that easy. Clearly you never used Chrome.

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2013, 01:43:53 PM »
OK, you are the Pope then.
Do you even know what is PERMANENT bookmarks sidebar?
I wasn't talking about toolbar,but about SIDEBAR.
Chrome users are waiting bookmarks sidebar for years.
I am proud to say that I'm Google free last 6 months.

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2013, 02:00:00 PM »
Lol. Even Firefox did away with sidebar bookmarks by default. Why? More Real estate. You must be an IE lover stuck in the past.

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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2013, 02:05:57 PM »
What are you talking about?
My default browser is Pale Moon.Second is Firefox,then Opera.
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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #43 on: May 19, 2013, 02:09:31 PM »
Lol. Even Firefox did away with sidebar bookmarks by default. Why? More Real estate. You must be an IE lover stuck in the past.
@Aventador,
Please stop trying to antagonize the person who started this topic.
Like you Chrome is my default and chosen browser that however isn't everyone's choice.
It has for a long time been the practice of Avast to offer the Chrome browser, toolbar and more recently Chrome drive during
the install process. Using the custom method of installing avast! affords you the opportunity to uncheck the installation of the Chrome products.
If you inadvertantly missed the options, your only option is to uninstall what you didn't want.





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Re: WHY is Chrome a part of Avast 8 installer?
« Reply #44 on: May 19, 2013, 02:19:47 PM »
Bob please. But this constant whining and complaining about Chrome and the Assumption that Google is spying on you is getting pathetic. I am supporting Avast. Like I said a million times Adobe packs things like Norton Secuurty Scan and McAfee Security Scan into there installers. So why don't people complain to them? People complain when it's there own Demise that got then Chrome to begin with.
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