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Renegade

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2013, 12:23 AM »
I just noticed now that it ALSO installs "Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer". I'd never have noticed that if I'd not gone to uninstall a piece of software in the VM. Sigh...

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2013, 04:17 AM »
Direct download:

http://files.avast.c..._antivirus_setup.exe

If the link doesn't work just go to www.avast.com, click Support and then look at the Downloads section (bottom left).

@Carol - The direct link you furnished works fine. (And thx for sharing that. :))

But I wonder how much longer it's going to remain up. ;D

Because if you go to the Avast webpages, all the links you will find (or at least I could find) just direct you back to download,com (aka CNET) for the free version.

avast.pngAvast Installs Chrome

Looks like Avast has cut a deal with CNET. :-\

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2013, 05:48 AM »
Because if you go to the Avast webpages, all the links you will find (or at least I could find) just direct you back to download,com (aka CNET) for the free version.

Good. I'm not blind then. I'd looked for a direct download, but only saw the link to CNET. I gave up after a bit & just went to CNET. I'd figured with their last fiasco that they'd smartened up a bit and would continue in kind. Guess not.

If it's free, YOU are the product.  :o

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2013, 06:09 AM »
The link still works for me from the website

Go to www.avast.com

Click Support

Under Order & Renewals at the bottom click on "Software Installation Files"

and there is a link to the free version from the Avast servers (the link I posted earlier).

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2013, 06:21 AM »
The link still works for me from the website

Go to www.avast.com

Click Support

Under Order & Renewals at the bottom click on "Software Installation Files"

and there is a link to the free version from the Avast servers (the link I posted earlier).

Found it on this page:

http://www.avast.com...AST&locale=en-au

The page before it was:

http://www.avast.com...au/download-software

Quite well hidden!

(Consider changing "en-au" to your language-country codes.)

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2013, 07:16 AM »
(Consider changing "en-au" to your language-country codes.)

@Ren - Cute! Nice catch. :Thmbsup:

Guess Avast finally got fed up with all the deadbeat users in the USA. ;D

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2013, 09:44 AM »
It's still on the US site too  :-[

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2013, 10:33 AM »
It's still on the US site too  :-[

I can hit it with the link you provided, but I still don't see it from my end just vanilla navigating via web pages. Either I'm denser than usual today, or they're tracking your inbound ip location and serving accordingly. I guess I could proxy myself and check. But I'm not that curious that I'm about to spend additional time over it.  ;D

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #33 on: February 14, 2013, 11:35 AM »
I see it from the US.  Instead of going to downloads, go to support->Downloads->Installation files.  It's the first link.

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Re: Avast Installs Chrome
« Reply #34 on: February 14, 2013, 02:00 PM »
I see it from the US.  Instead of going to downloads, go to support->Downloads->Installation files.  It's the first link.

Yes indeed. 'Denser than usual' it is for sure today. Thx. :Thmbsup: