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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2010, 09:27:35 PM »
I'm 65 and I look like the guy on the left.

I love having many tabs open and sometimes multiple IE sessions at the same time.

I even like Google Chrome.  8)
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2010, 01:35:54 AM »
Even if you are frustrated with some of the items, Avast still has the best forums and community! Merry Christmas to you all!
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2010, 03:46:12 AM »
Even if you are frustrated with some of the items, Avast still has the best forums and community! Merry Christmas to you all!
Thanks so much and welcome to the forum. :)
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2010, 08:09:54 AM »
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Welcome to the forums, Rompin Raider   :)


As to the original subject, at 60 years old, I know I have heard all of my adult life to "read the fine print." That includes pay attention to what you are doing. Still, I forgot to do just that when I recently installed Avast on my new Toshiba laptop. And so, I got the Chrome install. While I do not want to use Chrome, what I do not understand is why all the fuss? It is a simple, easy, & painless matter to uninstall it. That is what I did and I in no way can blame Avast for my failure to read, pay attention, and take the appropriate action to negate the Chrome install.

The bottom line is that it is the person who is installing any software who is responsible for the actions they take or do not take.

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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2010, 08:29:05 AM »
Last time I downloaded avast!, there was no default choice at the Chrome prompt  ???

If you already have Chrome installed the option doesn't show up any more.

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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2010, 11:22:02 AM »
Regardless of your age, the user is responsible for what they are installing...and that means reading what you are clicking BEFORE you click it to install it.  This is plain old good practice.  This doesn't just pertain to Avast, but ALL software.  As mentioned earlier, many toolbars (Ask, eBay, AOL, etc.) are put into many installation packages and it is up to the user installing them to read what they are installing and opt-out (untick) anything they do not want and read the EULA.  This is safe practice.

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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2010, 11:25:44 AM »
Read the EULA.
Are you joking, aren't you? ;D
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2010, 11:29:03 AM »
« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 12:09:08 PM by SafeSurf »
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2010, 12:07:09 PM »
Are you joking, aren't you? ;D
No.

Then you my friend are one of very few that do. If I have to read every EULA before testing a program,
I'd never do any testing.
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2010, 12:12:47 PM »
What can I say...I'm unique, and after getting scr*wed once with the A$k toolbar when it first came out...since then I read all the fine print including EULA's. 
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #25 on: December 14, 2010, 12:14:21 PM »
Hope your having fun.  ;D
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #26 on: December 14, 2010, 12:16:41 PM »
OT..actually no.  I have to go shovel more snow.  :P
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2010, 12:28:10 PM »
Xeolyte, I agree with you when you want Google as a non-default setting and not like it is now.
No problems with Google Pack or agreements (with legit software), but just that nobody likes "packages".
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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #28 on: December 14, 2010, 01:33:19 PM »
What can I say...I'm unique, and after getting scr*wed once with the A$k toolbar when it first came out...since then I read all the fine print including EULA's.  
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http://www.javacoolsoftware.com/eulalyzer.html

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Re: Avast Just Lost My Respect
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2010, 02:41:33 PM »
I'm kind of amazed that some people actually think this sort of practice is ethical! When I click on a button that says download Avast, that's what I want to do .. the buttons doesn't say anything about download Avast and Chrome Browser.

The bottom line is that the default should be exactly what you want and not an add on. You want a toolbar or another browser? Then check the little box offering it. Otherwise, don't make me jump through a hoop to get what I want.

I have no doubts whatsoever that software companies that do this are getting some kind of kick back for everyone that downloads the "extras" whether or not they wanted it. Otherwise they wouldn't be trying to trick you by making two totally unrelated software the default.