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    "Installs AVG Toolbar Without Asking You-"

    April 13, 2013  |   By andreaborman

    Pros

    Gom player is a good player but now it has changed. It now installs unwanted AVG Toolbar.Which is impossible to remove.

    Cons

    Installs unwanted AVG toolbar and will also change your search page in Internet Explorer to AVG. After which you CANNOT set back to your old homepage-problem.

    Summary

    Gom was a good media player,still is. But the problem is it now installs the AVG toolbar and also changes your homepage to AVG search without asking you or giving your the option to opt out.
    Which is disgusting and wrong.
    It happened to me today when I updated Gom play.To find to my horror it installed the AVG Toolbar AND it changed my homepage in Internet Explorer to AVG Search. And I could not uninstall the toolbar from control panel.Even when I deleted the AVG program file on my C drive it was still there. Also I could not reset my Internet Explorer homepage back to Google- it just kept reverting back to AVG search. Normally if your homepage changes you can revert back to another homepage or just change it back. But I was simply unable to.So in the end I had to do a system restore to get it off my computer. I have now uninstall GM player and I will NEVER USE IT AGAIN.Not after this.
    most software asks you if you want to install a toolbar and you can opt out. But with Gom play you cannot,it will install it anyway.
    With other software even if it does change your homepage,you can change it back again-But not with Gom play.
    Therefor I will warn user NEVER install Gom Player again.Not unless you want to be stuck with a permanent toolbar and change of home page you can't get rid of.
    DO NOT INSTALL GOM PLAYER NEVER AGAIN,IF YOU ALREADY HAVE IT UNINSTALL IT,OR YOU WILL REGRET IT AS I DID.
    I did a system restore and I got rid of the thing,though.
    Andrea Borman.

    Updated on Apr 13, 2013

    Reading reviews from other users here they have had the same problem. Gom used to let you refuse the install of the toolbar-But not anymore.

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  • Reply by cbk780 on September 1, 2014

    I had the same problem. Perhaps I misunderstood the prompt because I thought I said don;t install anything but I got AVG SafeGuard Toolbar and it's a doozy.

    It took over all my browsers and refused to uninstall from the control panel.

    I tried to remove it with Malware Bytes and got some of it out but it remained.

    Finally was able to uninstall it with Revo Uninstaller. The freeware version appears to have done the job and its log revealed the extent of the malware.

    GOM is a great player that I have used for years. AVG was a great company whose anti-virus I respected and used from time to time.

    I think I will look for another video player. If you use GOM be very careful unless you want AVG search "Powered by Yahoo!"

  • Reply by willryker on April 24, 2013

    it doesnt install without your permission, you can decline the toolbar, i have and it works fine..you have to slow down when installing software, plain & simple

  • Reply by IdiocyAbounds on April 20, 2013

    When asked about AVG downloading without permission.

    Per GOM on FB page:
    no additional offers should be installed without asking.
    Please contact the support center if they are!
    http://player.gomlab.com/eng/support/supportcenter/

    Just un-check the check box of avg toolbar while installation.
    It IS there. Here is a screen shot for you
    http://******/17OHT3Z

    Very happy to find this info since I LOVE this product
    and did not want to have to abandon it

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