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Windows 7: IE Pushing Chrome (or just my IE)

25 May 2019   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
IE Pushing Chrome (or just my IE)

Once in a while when I open IE, a pop-up appears in the upper-right corner of my display requesting to switch to and install Chrome. I assume IE is a Microsoft product. So, is MS & Google in bed with each other? Is it just my install or do others experience this?

-thx


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25 May 2019   #2
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Sounds more like a pop-ad. Is it always on the same page? Do you have pop-ups disabled?
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25 May 2019   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
Sounds more like a pop-ad. Is it always on the same page? Do you have pop-ups disabled?
hmmmm, I think you're on to something. I think it always happens when I open Google Images. No, pop-ups was not, but now is disabled. I'll report back after a few days.

-thx
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25 May 2019   #4
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I used to get that message, calling Chrome "a modern browser." But I don't use any Google products anymore, including their search engine. They're dangerous.
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26 May 2019   #5
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
I used to get that message, calling Chrome "a modern browser." But I don't use any Google products anymore, including their search engine. They're dangerous.
well, pop returned today, so enable pop-up blocker in IE options does not function. I am not surprised. Other IE stuff is useless as well. Preventing re-directs and new window openings don't work as well. However, IE is not alone with these.

So, what search engine and browser do you use?
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26 May 2019   #6
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Firefox 52.9ESR, when it still had the MenuBar. Search engines Duckduckgo and Startpage, which actually use Google results, but without recording your IP Address. Only Google product I use is Youtube, and I clean cookies and supercookies afterward.

If you move from IE, import all your Favorites (Bookmarks) from IE. But the new Firefox is quite different from the version I use. No menubar, but still a million Extensions.
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02 Jun 2019   #7
gobbetto

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bits
 
 

I now use Firefox 67.0 after having used Chrome for long time.

As search engine I use Startpage since forever and I am very happy with that.


Got totally pissed when Google started to overwrite my manual settings for not updating automatically; I noticed it also loads files to overwrite any security level you might set up... It really is an anti privacy piece of tool, almost a virus.

Plus, their new interface from a few months back really lost me so I just erased it from all my machines.


Firefox can still use the menubar, is just an option now (right click in the tab area).
I use it with 2 extra extensions; adblock and bookmark manager and I am happy with it :)
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3 Weeks Ago   #8
RoWin7

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