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Avast recommends Chrome browser !?
« on: January 08, 2010, 05:00:09 AM »
 :)  Hi :

 Was surprised when I came across a Post in the WindowsSecrets Lounge
 Forums that Avast now recommends the Chrome Browser, bundling it with
 Avast !?  See :
 http://www.thewindowsclub.com/after-realplayer-avast-adaware-to-bundle-chrome-browser .

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Re: Avast recommends Chrome browser !?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 05:25:35 AM »
I've seen this in person and am NOT fond of this kind of thing.
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Re: Avast recommends Chrome browser !?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 12:41:20 PM »
It's an opt-in during the installation. Seems both are freewares, I see no problems. avast will also being into Google Pack.
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Re: Avast recommends Chrome browser !?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 03:56:43 PM »
Thankfully ALWIL have chosen, like Tech said, it is not forced on you and you don't have to go searching for a 'slim' build which doesn't have it included...

It is merely an option...and a chance for avast! to get some advertising, which IMO is needed...

Quote from: Vincent Stekler >> on the blog
We are not forcing Chrome on users.  It is entirely up to the user–to download/install is entirely up to the user and nothing is hidden.

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Re: Avast recommends Chrome browser !?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 04:11:18 PM »
Hi malware fighters,

When Comodo does it while renaming the browser in question as Comodo Dragon for a more privacy friendly form of GoogleChrome a la SRWare's Iron everybody welcomes this step and does not fail to applaud, see other posts in this forum. Well, if Fx choose Google as search engine of choice and sponsor and Flock choose Yahoo to search you won't hear any further comments, and when your weather is presented with an advertising pop-under not a soul comments, I really do not see much difference here. I won't use that particular Google Chrome flaw but I have chosen SRWare's Iron version with my personal extensions and to surf malcode protected I stick with Fx or Flock with NS and RP extensions aboard,

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Re: Avast recommends Chrome browser !?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 05:25:25 PM »
This was discussed previously in another topic.

The arrangement is somewhat reciprocal, in that avast comes in the google pack ;D

Me, I don't mind so long as it is Opt-in rather than opt-out. My only real concerns are if this adds more size to an already large avast off-line installation download, for those not fortunate to be on broadband but stuck on dial-up.
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Re: Avast recommends Chrome browser !?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 05:41:50 PM »
My only real concerns are if this adds more size to an already large avast off-line installation download, for those not fortunate to be on broadband but stuck on dial-up.
The Chrome is installed on-demand, i.e., it downloads Google installer. It's not present in the avast setup file (afik).
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