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Windows 7: User Account Control - Preventing Google Chrome Install

23 Nov 2011   #11
indianacarnie

 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Just curious...... why are you so set against Chrome? Its very stable AND secure.
FYI It's impossible to turn off Google Updater if you have Chrome installed.

Google Updater is pernicious spyware that builds a profile of you which pastes its ads everywhere you go on the web, as efficiently as any Big Brother nightmare.

Google will not deny that this information remains tied to your IP address and therefore makes all of your web activity traceable. Consider that Google cooperates with the Chinese government to suppress dissent.

The only solution to this is not to install any Google programs and to keep signed out of your Google web apps, especially the search page. This is not an inconvenience if you use Google's search box built stably into any other Web browser.
Use Opera myself. Tried Chrome for a short while but quit after learning about the China thing you mention. Was/am looking for a secondary browser though so thank you for the heads up. P.S. I don't even use Google search and got rid of my gmail accounts because of the suspicious (to me) Ad's that I would get. Was not aware that this tracking extended to the Browser too.


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24 Nov 2011   #12
gregrocker

 

It can't track you when you use the search box built into another browser and only load Google as your search default, as long as you're not also signed into Google at the same time and have no Google in msconfig>Startup or >Services.

I suggest Firefox. I use it in order to drag Bookmarks into posts and it works best as far as I can tell. I prefer the Menu bar to access Bookmarks and History dropdowns in one click.

Firefox is pretty good about seeking permission from users before monitoring your activity.
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