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Do not install Google Chrome on installation

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Hi all,

I've never liked your software - I've heard how it ruins PC's and screws them all up.

Then I heard one of my fellow techs install your software and thought I would give your software another shot.

Nope, I remember why I did not like it. You install Google Chrome without a check in the custom software to NOT install SPYWARE Chrome?

Thanks. Now I'm stuck with fixing with what Spyware Chrome did.

I've uninstalled both packages - still have chrome:// XML errors.

I tried to system restore - same issue.

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://mozapps/content/downloads/unknownContentType.xul
Line Number 27, Column 29:    <description id="intro">&intro2.label;</description>
----------------------------^

 

Thanks.

Any intelligent tech will never use your software again.

My suggestion -

 

DON"T FORCE SPYWARE CHROME ON INSTALLATION

Have a good day.

 

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You already answered your own question sir.

 

I wish the slim or portable versions were easily available or shown on the website.

The custom installation should still have an option to not install Google/spyware Chrome, after being pushed to the free version after three website clicks.

 

Just my two cents.

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There's no published link that I'm aware of. The link is probably known to (let's be generous) a thousand users, against CC's claim of 6 billion downloads, which is statistially zero. Any link that's not published is unsupported, but Piriform staff have mentioned it and Piriform publishes MD5 hashes for the slim and portables. I don't know any other business that operates in such a bewildering way.

This is of course not the answer to the problem raised in this thread, which is a running sore. To keep clear of this I use an old portable version. Yes, unsupported.

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CCleaner has offered Chrome as an option upon install since 2010:

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Third party offers help to fund the free distribution of CCleaner but, as has been mentioned elsewhere on this forum over the past couple of months, CCleaner only benefits from third party offers that people actually use, so we have been redesigning the offer screens to reduce the risk to users who hastily next>next>next click their way through the installer.

The "slim build" is intended for users who have difficulty with the full build installer due to false positive detection on the Google Chrome Toolbar offer (no longer an issue since that was removed from CCleaner 5.58) or who have accessibility issues.  Made available for such special cases only, as I recall it is linked from the support documentation - and is also discoverable via a Google search https://www.google.com/search?q=ccleaner+builds

On 11/08/2019 at 12:07, Augeas said:

The link is probably known to (let's be generous) a thousand users, against CC's claim of 6 billion downloads, which is statistially zero.

2.5 billion downloads (https://www.ccleaner.com/about). And, statistically, a bit over 4% of new installations are with the Slim Build.

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I use Google Chrome. It's ALL I've used for years. What I really DON'T appreciate is an update to CCleaner installing CCbrowser and making it the default browser. Is that asked about during the CCleaner installation? Probably, and naturally, it's MY fault that this unwanted software (CCbrowser) is now on my computer and taking, so far, eight minutes to uninstall. What is it doing??

Please make it OBVIOUS that you're going to install another bit of software with CCleaner before you do it. Don't just piggyback CCbrowser to other software and expect people to appreciate your "generosity." It's rude and extremely bad form. Now, nine minutes waiting for an uninstall.... WTH??

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