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I've seen it and I agree with wraith -- this is yet again a move by one of the big corporations to "protect" users by penalizing and scaring people about the software made by small independent coders.
It is an irresponsible act that inevitably penalizes the small guys and pushes everyone towards products made by large corporations with the clout and money to be whitelisted.
-mouser (August 15, 2014, 12:32 PM)
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I'm glad you said it. I'd devolve into a blithering rant.

BTW - You were far too kind in your assessment. ;)

Use 'autoruns' from the Sysinternals Suite before you install Chrome. Repeat this after Chrome is installed. There are quite some additions. One of these is Google Update. When using 'autoruns' to disable it from running when Windows just get a new entry of Google Update, that is set to boot automatically. Repeat ad infinitum.

Technically Chrome is not malware, but accompanying Google software behaves just like it. So....pot calling kettle black?
-Shades (August 15, 2014, 02:30 PM)
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That's as major reason why I will not run Chrome, except in a VM.

I've recently been playing with Opera 23, which is based on Chromium and almost as fast as Chrome, but without the baggage.  Furthermore, it can be run as a portable app from a USB or a hard drive.

Opera 2x is still a work in progress, ,missing some critical features, like print preview, and some of the things that make Opera 12 such a joy, like the Wand password manager.  It is, however, noticeably faster than Firefox or Opera 12, so I'm using it more and more for casual surfing and reading, even if it isn't ready yet to become my main browser.

-xtabber (August 16, 2014, 10:59 AM)
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I've flipped between browsers for ages, and have always loved Opera, but left it a while back for a few reasons. (And Firefox has just been too resource intense for a while - not that Chrome isn't a pig...)

Installed it. Set it as my default browser. Thanks.

I've been wanting to get off Chrome, but been lazy to look into things. -- Better to just figure out who the smart people in the forums are then leech off of their experiences. :D

Oooh! Posting from Opera now after browsing a few pages. Very snappy.  :Thmbsup:

I've recently encountered this a lot while trying to download/play Ludum Dare 30 games, but having the downloads blocked by Chrome with seemingly no way to keep them anyway.

I turned to Twitter and was told about another partial workaround:

If you open your downloads page (Ctrl-J by default) you can click "Recover malicious file" to keep the file.

I wish someone could make all of google's sites show up as malicious.  I really wish someone would.


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