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32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« on: April 02, 2016, 12:55:12 AM »
Avast Free for a friend.

Hey guys, I remember Re-Installing Avast Free for a friend a while back and 32bit Chrome was installed by default.  It took a lot of work to get it uninstalled to install the 64bit version.  I'm going to install Avast Free for my neighbor soon because he has no AV's  running but has two installed.  One is the  OEM pre-installed like Norton that gives a Trial period or something.  The other is AVG, which is not running either lol.  So might as well get him up and running with Avast and away from AVG.  I know how to Uninstall these, even if Revo is needed, my question is:  How tricky is it to Avoid that download of 32bit Chrome.  I will be very careful during install but just wanted a little heads up to avoid all that work uninstalling Chrome again.  Don't mind getting the download from avast but it needs to be 64bit.  Thanks, badass! 

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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2016, 01:04:10 AM »
The trick is called custom install ...


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The other is AVG, which is not running either lol.  So might as well get him up and running with Avast and away from AVG.  I know how to Uninstall these
When removing security program it is recomended to use vendors instructions and tools > https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB11#artTitle




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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2016, 01:06:32 AM »
First thing to do is removing any (previous) installed av(s) completely before even trying to install avast.
I have links to uninstall tools/instructions for many av's om my little website > http://www.ache.nl

Secondly, use a custom installation of avast.

Thirdly, there is no true 64 bit Chrome version.
With almost all applications 64 bit means that they can run on a 64 bit system and/or have one or more components that are 64 bit.

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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2016, 01:31:39 AM »
The trick is called custom install ...


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The other is AVG, which is not running either lol.  So might as well get him up and running with Avast and away from AVG.  I know how to Uninstall these
When removing security program it is recomended to use vendors instructions and tools > https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB11#artTitle
I'll watch for Custom Install, hope it isn't too confusing as to where to put the files.  Perhaps I will look at mine, although he is running W8.1  I see in mine "Program Files" hope that is sufficient for W8

Thanks
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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2016, 01:34:43 AM »
First thing to do is removing any (previous) installed av(s) completely before even trying to install avast.
I have links to uninstall tools/instructions for many av's om my little website > http://www.ache.nl

Secondly, use a custom installation of avast.

Thirdly, there is no true 64 bit Chrome version.
With almost all applications 64 bit means that they can run on a 64 bit system and/or have one or more components that are 64 bit.
Yes, always Uninstall first! and a reboot lol.  Like your site Eddy!  Custom Install, will do!

Did not know that about Chrome?
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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 10:56:14 AM »
Most people don't know about 32/64 bit.
When a vendor of software says the software is 64 bit they almost always mean that it will work on a 64 bit system (hardware).
It is very rare that software truly is entirely 64 bit.
"average" users don't know those things and they easily can get confused by it.

Kinda the same thing with hard drives.
Vendors use 1000 Mb = 1 Gb, but that is not true.
Systems use 1000 Mb = 0.9765625 Gb
Nowadays consumers are just happy with a new drive, but I remember the what we now call real small drives (e.g. 100 Mb).
After installing (hardware)/formatting the system would show around 95 Mb free space and people thought they where scammed, had a broken drive and such.

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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 05:17:21 PM »
I know far less than you about computers Eddy, but I read a lot...and 64bit is more secure in the articles I've read.  I hate being infected and love to take advantage of the best software I can, so always go with 64bit when available.

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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2016, 10:39:56 PM »
It isn't the 32 or 64 bit computer or programs that make the difference.
It's the 64 bit user who is more cognizant that does. :)
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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2016, 11:06:52 PM »
32/64 bit for software/hardware has nothing to do with security.
Is kinda like how many lanes a road has.
The more lanes, the more cars can use that road at the same time.

In computer terms :
the more lanes, the more data can travel/be handled at the same time.

When it comes to security, yes it also partly about bits.
But that is entirely different.
To put it in real simple words...
A password of 32 bits (characters) is easier to guess than one with 64 bits.

If you want to learn about computers (hardware/software), I can recommend this website :
http://computer.howstuffworks.com/

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Re: 32bit Chrome Installed Automatically?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2016, 12:20:27 AM »
That's a great site Eddy, I will try and use it more often.
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