quote:Ah, yes, I see, and thanks for the links. I thought you meant Google Chrome trying to install bloatware once you'd agreed to install it, not other outfits looking to throw in Chrome on the back of whatever they're peddling.
ORIGINAL: Otto von Blotto
ORIGINAL: General Staff
The piggy backing comment in reference to Chrome I find baffling- it's a pretty clean install- sure you don't mean IE or other stuff like AVG trying to load you up with their useless search engines to direct your search to where they want rather than to the info you need?
Really very sure, I'm on about chrome sleekly trying to install itself when you update adobe, flash, skype, avast etc and as I would hate to see you continuing to be permanently baffled by this I've added a couple of links below so you can get up to speed, enjoy.
Standard industry procedure I'm afraid these days, though sad to see outfits like Google and Adobe stooping to this. So not baffled, just surprised- I suppose the caveat is be careful, it's a nasty (cyber)world out there, so watch what you're agreeing to install with those check boxes.
Just to make it an even playing field, folks might want to look at their add-ons/extensions and see just which ones they ever agreed to or recall installing (or even want or use)- that's whatever browser you're using. You might be unpleasantly surprised.
I have and occasionally use Firefox and IE. If IE ISN'T your default browser it always asks if you want it to be, and there are some add-ons I can disable but NOT uninstall. Likewise with Firefox, though you can remove many more add-ons- only a few are Disable-only.
A good review- I think- is here. IE fails. Firefox is best if you have a system with limited memory, Chrome seems best for stability and security. This would match my experience. My system has 3GB (Win 7) which I wouldn't consider limited memory (I've got all 3 running as I write to check items), ergo I use Chrome. The extensions are good and integration to services excellent (gmail, youtube++). Anyway, I said look at the reviews so another here and try if you like.
At the end of the day, a personal preference and good luck whatever your choice.
< Message edited by General Staff -- 3/17/2013 3:16:39 AM >
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