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Old 04-16-2009, 05:32 PM
spamlet
 
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Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
apparently.

I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has found a
way round.

I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up, lately,
but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from 'programmes', it
just keeps coming right back.

From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS has
had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.

How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?

Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6 at
the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?

Cheers,

S


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Old 04-16-2009, 05:43 PM
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
Unbidden? Uh-huh...

I'd say the Powers That Be at Google would most strongly disagree with you.
(Even IE7 and IE8 won't install w/out your approval.)

Start here: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/

Google Updater frequently connects to the internet to check for updates for
any Google application installed (e.g., Google Toolbar). If Google Chrome
had been installed at some point but it had not been uninstalled (properly),
the updater may have "pushed" the recent "beta refresh" build v2.0.172.5.
See http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/

spamlet wrote:
> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
> installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
> apparently.
>
> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has found
> a
> way round.
>
> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up,
> lately,
> but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from 'programmes', it
> just keeps coming right back.
>
> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS
> has
> had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.
>
> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?
>
> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6 at
> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?
>
> Cheers,
>
> S


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Old 04-16-2009, 05:43 PM
Terry R.
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
The date and time was Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:32:55 AM, and on a
whim, spamlet pounded out on the keyboard:

> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
> installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
> apparently.
>
> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has found a
> way round.
>
> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up, lately,
> but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from 'programmes', it
> just keeps coming right back.
>
> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS has
> had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.
>
> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?
>
> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6 at
> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?
>
> Cheers,
>
> S
>
>


MS didn't have anything to do with it. You allowed it somehow as it
doesn't just download and install itself.

Go to A/R Programs and remove it.

I use Firefox and like it. Chrome is based partly on that code.

You can't "ditch" IE, even if you don't use it.



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Old 04-16-2009, 06:30 PM
shawn
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
I agree with what the others are saying. Someone there must have installed
it without your knowledge. Maybe they're not telling you the truth because
you'd get mad at them. I have that at work where people will say they don't
know how "this" or "that" got there. Obviously they had something to do with
it.

Google Chrome will not install itself without anyone physically doing so..
ie: downloading the file, clicking mouse buttons, etc. I understand that
Google Update program can be annoying and a pain to get rid of, but Google
isn't a malicious company like some others out there.

Microsoft has nothing to do with Google Chrome. They're two separate
companies. Why would Microsoft have something to do with installing Chrome
when Internet Explorer is still being used, supported, and updated? IE7 is
the latest version out and IE8 is in beta testing. Kind of buggy right now,
so the latest version I'd recommend using is 7.

"spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
news:OljnBmrvJHA.528@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
> installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
> apparently.
>
> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has found
> a way round.
>
> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up,
> lately, but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from
> 'programmes', it just keeps coming right back.
>
> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS
> has had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.
>
> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?
>
> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6 at
> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?
>
> Cheers,
>
> S
>



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Old 04-16-2009, 06:36 PM
Terry R.
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
The date and time was Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:30:52 AM, and on a
whim, shawn pounded out on the keyboard:

> IE7 is the latest version out and IE8 is in beta testing. Kind of buggy right now,
> so the latest version I'd recommend using is 7.
>


You're a little outdated:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/int...r/default.aspx

But you're right about the "buggy" part. ;-)

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Old 04-16-2009, 06:40 PM
Patrick Keenan
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.

"spamlet" <spam.morespam@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
> installed itself on our


Your use of the word "our" indicates that your system is used by more than
one person.

> XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice apparently.


Sorry, but somebody said yes to its download. It doesn't install unbidden.

>
> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has found
> a way round.
>
> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up,
> lately, but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from
> 'programmes', it just keeps coming right back.
>
> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS
> has had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.


One of your other users apparently launched the installer.


> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?


Uninstall it. Don't reinstall it.

>
> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6 at
> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?


No, but I find it considerably faster for some pages. I would not "ditch
IE" or Firefox for it.


HTH
-pk
>
> Cheers,
>
> S
>


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Old 04-16-2009, 06:52 PM
spamlet
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
Cheers to all,

Other user swears she didn't...

What I *have* done recently is update Google Earth and Skype to the latest
versions. Perhaps the chrome thing was activated inadvertently during that
process. Anyhow, at getting on 58Meg it is even bigger than GE, so that's a
heck of a sneak through!

Now 'removed' in add remove progs, but I do hope is doesn't leave any big
index files or versions behind.

Thanks to all for the prompt info,

S


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23Rq4mrrvJHA.1492@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
> Unbidden? Uh-huh...
>
> I'd say the Powers That Be at Google would most strongly disagree with
> you.
> (Even IE7 and IE8 won't install w/out your approval.)
>
> Start here: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/
>
> Google Updater frequently connects to the internet to check for updates
> for any Google application installed (e.g., Google Toolbar). If Google
> Chrome had been installed at some point but it had not been uninstalled
> (properly), the updater may have "pushed" the recent "beta refresh" build
> v2.0.172.5. See http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/
>
> spamlet wrote:
>> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
>> installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
>> apparently.
>>
>> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
>> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has found
>> a
>> way round.
>>
>> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up,
>> lately,
>> but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from 'programmes',
>> it
>> just keeps coming right back.
>>
>> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS
>> has
>> had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
>> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.
>>
>> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?
>>
>> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6 at
>> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> S

>



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Old 04-16-2009, 08:25 PM
Terry R.
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
The date and time was Thursday, April 16, 2009 11:52:28 AM, and on a
whim, spamlet pounded out on the keyboard:

> Cheers to all,
>
> Other user swears she didn't...
>
> What I *have* done recently is update Google Earth and Skype to the latest
> versions. Perhaps the chrome thing was activated inadvertently during that
> process. Anyhow, at getting on 58Meg it is even bigger than GE, so that's a
> heck of a sneak through!
>
> Now 'removed' in add remove progs, but I do hope is doesn't leave any big
> index files or versions behind.
>
> Thanks to all for the prompt info,
>
> S
>
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Rq4mrrvJHA.1492@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Unbidden? Uh-huh...
>>
>> I'd say the Powers That Be at Google would most strongly disagree with
>> you.
>> (Even IE7 and IE8 won't install w/out your approval.)
>>
>> Start here: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/
>>
>> Google Updater frequently connects to the internet to check for updates
>> for any Google application installed (e.g., Google Toolbar). If Google
>> Chrome had been installed at some point but it had not been uninstalled
>> (properly), the updater may have "pushed" the recent "beta refresh" build
>> v2.0.172.5. See http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/
>>
>> spamlet wrote:
>>> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
>>> installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
>>> apparently.
>>>
>>> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
>>> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has found
>>> a
>>> way round.
>>>
>>> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up,
>>> lately,
>>> but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from 'programmes',
>>> it
>>> just keeps coming right back.
>>>
>>> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS
>>> has
>>> had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
>>> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.
>>>
>>> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?
>>>
>>> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6 at
>>> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> S

>
>


You're welcome.


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Old 04-16-2009, 10:27 PM
PA Bear [MS MVP]
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
YW.

*She* should be using her own, password-protected User Account.

PS: Your User Account should be password-protected, too; *she* shouldn't
know your PW & vice versa; and neither of you should be running as the
Administrator (although your User Account could have Admin privileges,
assuming it's your machine).

spamlet wrote:
> Cheers to all,
>
> Other user swears she didn't...
>
> What I *have* done recently is update Google Earth and Skype to the latest
> versions. Perhaps the chrome thing was activated inadvertently during
> that
> process. Anyhow, at getting on 58Meg it is even bigger than GE, so that's
> a
> heck of a sneak through!
>
> Now 'removed' in add remove progs, but I do hope is doesn't leave any big
> index files or versions behind.
>
> Thanks to all for the prompt info,
>
> S
>
>
> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:%23Rq4mrrvJHA.1492@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> Unbidden? Uh-huh...
>>
>> I'd say the Powers That Be at Google would most strongly disagree with
>> you.
>> (Even IE7 and IE8 won't install w/out your approval.)
>>
>> Start here: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/
>>
>> Google Updater frequently connects to the internet to check for updates
>> for any Google application installed (e.g., Google Toolbar). If Google
>> Chrome had been installed at some point but it had not been uninstalled
>> (properly), the updater may have "pushed" the recent "beta refresh" build
>> v2.0.172.5. See http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/
>>
>> spamlet wrote:
>>> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
>>> installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
>>> apparently.
>>>
>>> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
>>> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has
>>> found
>>> a
>>> way round.
>>>
>>> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up,
>>> lately,
>>> but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from 'programmes',
>>> it
>>> just keeps coming right back.
>>>
>>> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS
>>> has
>>> had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
>>> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.
>>>
>>> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?
>>>
>>> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6
>>> at
>>> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>>
>>> S


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Old 04-17-2009, 04:39 PM
spamlet
 
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Re: Google 'Chrome' installed itself unbidden.
Thanks Robear,

Not sure how the password UA relates to the problem, but both users do have
administrator privileges, but neither a/c is 'The Administrator' - as it can
be a b* to be in an a/c that does not have them when you are in a hurry -
and are password protected. My folders are also restricted to me, other
than those specifically shared.

Cheers,

S


"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> YW.
>
> *She* should be using her own, password-protected User Account.
>
> PS: Your User Account should be password-protected, too; *she* shouldn't
> know your PW & vice versa; and neither of you should be running as the
> Administrator (although your User Account could have Admin privileges,
> assuming it's your machine).
>
> spamlet wrote:
>> Cheers to all,
>>
>> Other user swears she didn't...
>>
>> What I *have* done recently is update Google Earth and Skype to the
>> latest
>> versions. Perhaps the chrome thing was activated inadvertently during
>> that
>> process. Anyhow, at getting on 58Meg it is even bigger than GE, so
>> that's a
>> heck of a sneak through!
>>
>> Now 'removed' in add remove progs, but I do hope is doesn't leave any big
>> index files or versions behind.
>>
>> Thanks to all for the prompt info,
>>
>> S
>>
>>
>> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23Rq4mrrvJHA.1492@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>>> Unbidden? Uh-huh...
>>>
>>> I'd say the Powers That Be at Google would most strongly disagree with
>>> you.
>>> (Even IE7 and IE8 won't install w/out your approval.)
>>>
>>> Start here: http://www.google.com/support/chrome/
>>>
>>> Google Updater frequently connects to the internet to check for updates
>>> for any Google application installed (e.g., Google Toolbar). If Google
>>> Chrome had been installed at some point but it had not been uninstalled
>>> (properly), the updater may have "pushed" the recent "beta refresh"
>>> build
>>> v2.0.172.5. See http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/
>>>
>>> spamlet wrote:
>>>> Sometime in the last week or so, something called Google Chrome has
>>>> installed itself on our XPPro SP2 system, without giving any choice
>>>> apparently.
>>>>
>>>> I try to guard against these irritations from Google - for example by
>>>> deleting the 'toolbar notifier' exe files, but still this thing has
>>>> found
>>>> a
>>>> way round.
>>>>
>>>> I had noticed a new Google update programme running after start up,
>>>> lately,
>>>> but I find that even when I delete its entire folder from 'programmes',
>>>> it
>>>> just keeps coming right back.
>>>>
>>>> From Wikipedia, I understand that this is some new browser, and that MS
>>>> has
>>>> had something to do with it. I did not ask for a new browser: and I
>>>> certainly did not want one to load without giving me any choice.
>>>>
>>>> How could I get rid of this irritation and stop it coming back?
>>>>
>>>> Failing that: is it likely to be any better than IE (I'm still using 6
>>>> at
>>>> the mo), in which case should I be using it and ditching IE?
>>>>
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>
>>>> S

>



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