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Cesar22

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #90 on: October 22, 2013, 06:13:34 PM »
I agree.  After a program update this morning, Google Chrome was installed without my permission.  I own three AVAST licences but I'll not renew unless they stop giving me programs I do not want and never requested. 

AVAST is wasting my time, and time is money.

Oh, and I didn't want SafeZone either.  More time wasting as I attempt to find a way to uninstall it. 

Might I suggest that you do a custom install, where you can deselect functions like the safezone that you don't require/want.

Though that said if you didn't have the safezone installed (?), then if you did a program update from the avast user interface (?), shouldn't have installed it.

Might I ask you guys if there is a list of what are these functions for? I have only the Remote Assistance and the last one istalled but I can't found out what this one does. (PS: My Avast is in portuguese and I don't know the function's exact name in English. The direct translation is Connect to Manager).  :'(
« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 06:20:13 PM by Cesar22 »

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #91 on: February 07, 2014, 11:45:54 PM »
same for me .. both in auto and customer mode, Google Chrome is installed .. so i've uninstalled both .. no thank you Avast - you don't install stuff i never asked for, no matter how 'harmless'.. so i'm going elsewhere

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #92 on: February 08, 2014, 12:26:51 AM »
same for me .. both in auto and customer mode, Google Chrome is installed .. so i've uninstalled both .. no thank you Avast - you don't install stuff i never asked for, no matter how 'harmless'.. so i'm going elsewhere

See http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=146002.0
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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #93 on: April 05, 2014, 08:46:33 PM »
Would anyone run a piece of software from a bunch of sneaks? I use to have some respect for Google, but no more. At first it was Chrome, now it is Google Apps and domain registration. Google keeps billing a defunct credit card. I would be happy to give them a current card, but their instructions don't work.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #94 on: April 05, 2014, 08:56:07 PM »
I take it you are using a mobile device. If it's Google who is doing the billing I suggest you contact them.
For mobile products see http://forum.avast.com/index.php?board=37.0
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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #95 on: December 10, 2015, 05:11:03 PM »
This also happened to me.I had to uninstall it, but the Google apps and extensions somehow are embedded in my CCleaner startup. Damn unethical.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #96 on: December 10, 2015, 05:33:49 PM »
I think people seriously need to either get their eyesight checked or learn to read properly in their chosen language.In the avast installer there is a clear tickbox as to whether chrome should be installed.

From the fanfare i am hearing on this thread it appears that people just go click click click without reading the pages properly.

The one thing i will add is that avast should make the chrome install tickbox slightly larger as people seem to be missing it.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #97 on: December 10, 2015, 05:49:23 PM »
Speaking about eyesight...

Arnold and phaikbok, this thread has been dead for over a year.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #98 on: December 10, 2015, 06:01:25 PM »
Speaking about eyesight...

Arnold and phaikbok, this thread has been dead for over a year.
very true.
But the principle is still very much relevant,even now.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #99 on: December 10, 2015, 07:07:12 PM »
Speaking about eyesight...

Arnold and phaikbok, this thread has been dead for over a year.
very true.
But the principle is still very much relevant,even now.
Replying in old outdated topics does nothing to help customers or improve any ones principles. :)
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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #100 on: December 10, 2015, 10:49:35 PM »
Not an outdated topic if the issue is still present.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #101 on: December 10, 2015, 10:53:22 PM »
There is no issue.

The topic is :
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Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
As has been explained, it only will be installed with the users permission.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #102 on: December 13, 2015, 01:38:14 AM »
Yes but you see you have underlined the very issue.
Is it or is it not the case that chrome is being installed without user permission.?
I assume this practice has stopped.

Is that what you are telling us.? 8)

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #103 on: December 13, 2015, 02:12:04 AM »
It is always installed with the user permission.
I have never seen avast installing anything without the user permission.

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Re: Google Chrome installed without my permission, very annoyed!
« Reply #104 on: December 15, 2015, 12:38:59 PM »
It is always installed with the user permission.
I have never seen avast installing anything without the user permission.
Really.?
How long have you used avast.
If your comment were true then why on earth was/is this thread even in existence.A search on this forum will reveal quite the contrary to what you are saying.
Just because it never installed without permission for you does not mean it doesnt for others. :)