Google Chrome Adware

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Starting yesterday, both IE and Firefox put up blue colored toolbars
pushing the chrome browser. Clicking the decline option stops it, but
I find it disgusting that Google tries to push its product in this
manner.

I was surprised to not yet find any complaints about this on
the internet or in newsgroups. I doubt if any anti-malware
products detect and remove this piece of crap yet.

Does anyone here know anything about it?

Art

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Hi art. First I've heard of it. It's bad enough when they bundle crap
like that with useful tools. Advertising has gotten way out of hand.



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If you do a Adobe Auto install you do not see this:::::

< https://get3.adobe.com/flashplayer/update/activex/

Adobe Flash Player 11.4.402.265 (8.80 MB)
Your system: Windows, English

Yes, install Chrome as my default browser and Google Toolbar for Internet
Explorer - optional. (28.4 MB) Install Options

 By clicking the Download now button,
you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Adobe Software Licensing
Agreement.

Update now

Please note,
depending on your settings,
you may have to temporarily disable your antivirus software.
    
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It isn't software based on a PC.  Its a push by Google to increase the software
usage if
you use the Google search engine in competing browsers.


--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp



Re: Google Chrome Adware

On Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:59:49 -0400, "David H. Lipman"

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Hi David.
 
Yes, I discovered this yesterday. Our browsers here are all set up to
start with the www.google.com web page and javascript is enabled by
default. I did a "view source" of the page and a search on the word
"Discover" since the toolbar text begins with that word. Sure enough,
the scripting code is all there. If you respond by clicking "no
thanks" it will no longer put up the toolbar when you go to that page.
But if you click the X over to the right, it will continue to put up
the toolbar.

I'm still surprised that I haven't heard any complaints or comments
about this.

Art



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It's the reason why Chromes has garnered a portion of the Browser market.
Google uses theie search engine to push it.  That and bundling (such as with
Adobe software).


--
Dave
Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Re: Google Chrome Adware

On Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:25:21 AM UTC-4, Art wrote:
 
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I've only seen it on Chrome...but perhaps it is elsewhere.  I assume it is on
Google's page, so try using bing.com as your startup page.

RL

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