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Offline polonus

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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2008, 10:44:12 PM »
Hi Dan,

There are no extensions like NoScript, ABP (off-course not), and Track-Me-Not (a to prevent Google from tracking you extension) will not be available for a long time. It has black- and whitelisting, a sandbox against malware, a panic button etc. Homepage in it is a riddle but I think it is Google search page by default.

Google was recently criticized with a report on privacy  that had these conclusions:

    [...]throughout our research we have found numerous deficiencies and hostilities in Google’s approach to privacy that go well beyond those of other organizations. While a number of companies share some of these negative elements, none comes close to achieving status as an endemic threat to privacy. This is in part due to the diversity and specificity of Google’s product range and the ability of the company to share extracted data between these tools, and in part it is due to Google’s market dominance and the sheer size of its user base. Google’s status in the ranking is also due to its aggressive use of invasive or potentially invasive technologies and techniques.

Google's reaction to the report : “Privacy International is being supported by Microsoft”.
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@The single impressive advance in GChrome which I can see is its "Task manager": at this moment I've got an empty tab and a random MySpace page open, and this is what it shows:

Browser: 36MB / 1% CPU
New Empty Tab: 11MB / 0% CPU
Tab MySpace: 26MB / 0% CPU
Plug-in Shockwave Flash: 68MB / 5%

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« Last Edit: September 02, 2008, 10:50:18 PM by polonus »
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2008, 11:01:10 PM »
I am planning to use it in Sandboxie, how will Avast web shield do with Google Chrome? ::)

I am using "Chrome" right now with Avast and Webshield activated. So far no problems using this browser with WinXP, SP3. Will wait and see.  :)
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2008, 11:19:58 PM »
Yes but is the web shield actually scanning the content, check the detailed view, last scanned and scanned total fields ?

If not you would need to edit the avast4.ini and add the OptinProcess line.

[WebScanner]
OptinProcess=executableFileName.exe
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2008, 11:30:42 PM »
Yes but is the web shield actually scanning the content, check the detailed view, last scanned and scanned total fields ?

If not you would need to edit the avast4.ini and add the OptinProcess line.

[WebScanner]
OptinProcess=executableFileName.exe
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2008, 11:37:33 PM »
I like it. I can go anywhere. It's fast. It's sandboxed so no need for Ashweb to scan it and slow things down! ::)
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2008, 11:41:20 PM »
Hi gdiloren,

I write this posting now using GChrome. Spelling corrector is Google's, but I can search with scandoo.com installed, so have the green tags there for safe sites. The browser feels good with all Google goodies, but made for other users than Fx has in mind, more the "click and go" folks,

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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2008, 11:44:46 PM »
For those who have it installed, are you able to move your bookmarks from another browser to it?
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2008, 11:57:12 PM »
its did mine from Firefox-had a prompt asking me whether to or no ;)
but the avast webshield doesn't work with it
how can you get the webshield to work with the gooooooogle brower ??? ::)
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2008, 12:00:33 AM »
The setup file installation asks you wether to import or not your fav from your default browser, you then can also add/delete them. Isn't Chrome in sandboxes:no need for an AV here. :-X
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2008, 12:04:14 AM »
Hi marc57,

That is done automattically when you install the beast (manually you can change this below where you see the wrench icon 5 down that is)- . Also go to options, then advanced options and change the cookies policy to - excluse third party cookies, for going back to default that option is below there, the browser has an inbuilt spell checker,

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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2008, 12:29:30 AM »
the webshield will work
go to options in the browser
change proxy settings
under advanced in LAN
put in the http slot-localhost
and in the port -12080
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2008, 12:33:20 AM »
the webshield will work
go to options in the browser
change proxy settings
under advanced in LAN
put in the http slot-localhost
and in the port -12080
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2008, 12:36:35 AM »
Hope it works. Hard to tell if FF is really faster than chrome or vice-versa 8)
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2008, 12:39:43 AM »
Hope it works. Hard to tell if FF is really faster than chrome or vice-versa 8)
Speed wise, there isn't any comparison. Chrome runs circles around Firefox in the speed department.
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Re: Google to launch browser to battle IE
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2008, 12:53:09 AM »
Hi marc57,

That is done automattically when you install the beast (manually you can change this below where you see the wrench icon 5 down that is)- . Also go to options, then advanced options and change the cookies policy to - excluse third party cookies, for going back to default that option is below there, the browser has an inbuilt spell checker,

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