As a matter of fact, as an applications designer and programmer of nearly 40 years I do read everything carefully. In this case there was nothing to read. On a cold boot there was simply a message to wait while Avast 8 installs. First I had heard of the update. During the update my firewall issued numerious prompts to allow or block all the Google crap. In each instance I selected BLOCK ALL activity by this program and terminate. Instead, Google Chrome and Google Toolbar installed anyway, somehow bypassing my firewall (which is unfortunately integrated with Avast to prevent conflicts). Since I can no longer trust automatic Avast updates, I'm turning them off. I'll do all Avast activity manually from now on. Sure I can uninstall - I shouldn't have to, and Google left all kinds of crap in the registry that I had to identify and delete. So it wasn't just a simple uninstall.