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Windows 7: Is it possible to prevent a program to be installed??

12 Mar 2019   #1
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 
Is it possible to prevent a program to be installed??

Hi all
Is it possible to prevent a program from being installed?
On my mother's computer, google chrome installs at regular intervals. I guess it's sneaks in via Avast update.
Can I block it from being installed?

It's a Asus X53E Win7 home premium x64
Avast antivirus
Firefox web browser.
Office 2010

Regards Marie


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12 Mar 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Marie SWE,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Marie SWE View Post
Is it possible to prevent a program from being installed?
On my mother's computer, google chrome installs at regular intervals. I guess it's sneaks in via Avast update.
Can I block it from being installed?
I guess you would have to put an exception somewhere for that to happen. samuria is probably the best person to answer this! I will PM him for you.
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12 Mar 2019   #3
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Marie,

The programs you listed above all Phone home to be updated
Its standard operating proceedure for 99% of programs, its a security measure

Going back to Chrome if she doesnt want it then Uninstall it.

Roy
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12 Mar 2019   #4
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

First you need to know if avast is the problem is there any Google update running at start?
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12 Mar 2019   #5
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Marie,

The programs you listed above all Phone home to be updated
Its standard operating proceedure for 99% of programs, its a security measure

Going back to Chrome if she doesnt want it then Uninstall it.

Roy
She does not use chrome, I have installed firefox on her computer.
I have uninstalled chrome 8 times the last two years, that is why I wonder how I can prevent it from being installed again.
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12 Mar 2019   #6
Marie SWE

1xWin7 Home X64, 2xWin7 Pro x64, 1xWin 2008 R2 server. 1xWinXP Pro, 1xWin 2k and Linux Mint Mate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
First you need to know if avast is the problem is there any Google update running at start?
No it doesn't
I uninstall everything with the name association "google" every time I uninstall google chrome. I also deletes all google folders on the computer so noting will be left.

I suspect that she misses ticking of Google Chrome install when avast makes a major update.
Avast has Google chrome pre ticked during installation and some updates.

So to block the program from being installed should be the best protection/solution.. but how..
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13 Mar 2019   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Marie,

Dont use Avast myself
But a lot of programs have 2 install modes Standard or Custom
The Custom install gives a choice of whether to include the "bloat" google in your case.

You could try Unistalling Avast via SAFE MODE, with thier uninstaller
then re-installing using the custom mode preferences
Alternatively run another AV
I use Bitdefender free its extremely light on resources and NO bloatware, just requires registration.

Roy
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