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Windows 7: A cleaner, safer web with Chrome Cleanup

17 Oct 2017   #21
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Modern society is all about a lack of responsibility - it's easy just to blame someone else for misfortune, instead of holding oneself accountable. You see it here too - aka "Chrome sneaked on my system", "I was forced to install Windows 10" etc. etc. etc. take your pick.
"Modern society is all about a lack of responsibility", especially when it comes to corporations.

I notice you ignored the infamous "close the GWX dialogue window, which installs W10" incident.

IMO, it should be illegal for commercial software to use "Opt Out" installers.


I've noticed that some installers and dialogue windows now use dodgy wording.
For example "Upgrade" and "OK" buttons, not "Upgrade and "Do Not Upgrade".

Also the "Install Everything" button is huge, but the "Opt Out" option is a tiny link (often hidden in a wall of text and links).

Note:

Fining companies is pointless, all that does is disadvantage customers, employees and shareholders.
The Executives should be personally liable.
If they can't pay, they go to prison just like a normal person.

For example, a billion dollar fine is irrelevant to MS, but I'm sure if Satya Nadella had to pay the fine, he would think twice before authorising any scams.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The GWX campaign had the most deceptive series of attempts to trick people to download and install an unwanted program or OS just barely short of virus infections. It was buried in security updates and the popups it generated were often very misleading, the worst being the one that gave no option to opt out and, if you clicked on the X in the upper right corner of the popup, which pretty much everyone would assume would just close the popup, it would trigger the install. Even experts were often fooled by one attempt or another. MS even later admitted the GWX campaign was a huge mistake.
Of course they only admitted that after a lot of people had been tricked and started complaining.


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18 Oct 2017   #22
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Chrome was on a asus x299 drivers disk and so was Norton
Pay to be there and checked by default freaking asus
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18 Oct 2017   #23
michael diemer

Windows 7 x64 SP1
 
 

IMHO, if the software in question is free, it's up to the consumer to enlighten themselves as to exactly what they're getting into. The company is under no obligation vis a vis consumers in this situation. You don't have to install the software. Remember, you're getting something for nothing. Companies aren't giving it away thinking they're doing the community a service. They're hoping to get a return on it one way or another. Enter at your own risk. Browsers are free. So, be careful. Read the fine print. When you enter the internet, YOU are responsible for what happens to you! Live and learn. (GWX is an exception. This was truly reprehensible, a blatant attempt to force Windows 10 on people without their permission).
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19 Oct 2017   #24
Nasty7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I used Piriform.com and also used custom. Their was no Chrome offered but I got it anyway.

Jack
That's not good, thanks for the Heads-Up! I use Speccy on all my pc's.
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20 Oct 2017   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709
 
 

As most know, I'm not a click, click and pray computer user.
I do custom installs and I can read.
I don't use Chrome just because of the sneaky way it's shoved into computers. When a product is put into my computer in that fashion I will do what ever it takes to remove it. Tip toeing through the registry does take some time. How others take care of such a problem is up to them if they are on their computer.
I'm know and admit that I'm no geek know it all but I do know what I want on my computers and the proper way to get exactly what I want.
My referring to the problem with updating Speccy from the Speccy web site is just a fair warning to others. If you do update Speccy just do a quick search for Chrome if you don't want Chrome.

If and/or when I want Chrome I will download and install it in the proper fashion and not from some sneak method.

Jack
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20 Oct 2017   #26
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
...I'm know and admit that I'm no geek know it all...
Jack
Riiiight. And you got all those medals and pips for being cute and cuddly looking instead of just being smarter that the average bear.
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21 Oct 2017   #27
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I don't use Chrome just because of the sneaky way it's shoved into computers. When a product is put into my computer in that fashion I will do what ever it takes to remove it.
I know and admit that I'm no geek know it all but I do know what I want on my computers and the proper way to get exactly what I want.
My referring to the problem with updating Speccy from the Speccy web site is just a fair warning to others. If you do update Speccy just do a quick search for Chrome if you don't want Chrome.

If and/or when I want Chrome I will download and install it in the proper fashion and not from some sneak method.
Jack
10-4 Good Buddy!!! (that means that I agree 100%)
To this old tech, anything that sneaks into a computer and then tries to take over, qualifies as a "VIRUS", and should be treated as such.

I'm forever finding Chrome on my customers' PC's and they have no idea what it is, or where it came from, so of course, I use the "Revo Uninstaller" to get rid of it, and all it's leftovers.

I remember, some program that I do use, like Super Anti-Spyware, wanting to install Chrome and I'm very careful to always say "NO!". Ya jus gotta read every word of every little window that opens up, when you're installing new software, to make sure you're not installing some tag-along POC.

Cheers Mates!
TechnoMage
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21 Oct 2017   #28
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TechnoMage2016 View Post
...I remember, some program that I do use, like Super Anti-Spyware, wanting to install Chrome and I'm very careful to always say "NO!". Ya jus gotta read every word of every little window that opens up, when you're installing new software, to make sure you're not installing some tag-along POC...
Sometimes, the installers for Chrome, etc. are pretty well hidden and it's possible for one to sneak by. That's why I like Unchecky and highly recommend it. It's a tiny program that just sits in the background but will uncheck any PYPs trying to sneak a program onto a computer. Every once in a while, it catches one I miss, event though I'm pretty careful, use the advanced installs, etc.
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23 Oct 2017   #29
SCANNERMAN777

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 8.1 Pro, Linux Mint/Cinnimon (Triple Boot)
 
 

FireFox for me. It has passed the test of time even if it has the occasional glitch.


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23 Oct 2017   #30
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I ran SuperAntiSpyware yesterday and found out that the half dozen times I recently had to use Firefox (due to idiots too lazy and/or too incompetent to design their websites to work with IE11) let over 500 tracking cookies into my computer. With any browser other than IE, cookie acceptance, unless one jumps through umpteen hoops, is an all or none proposition. I'll use IE11 until I switch over to Linux, then I'll sit down and have a good cry because I'll be forced to use an inferior browser.
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