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  • 1.0 stars

    "BEWARE OF WHAT GOOGLE'S DOING!"

    May 8, 2013  |   By wyzwyk

    Pros

    - Chrome is very fast opening and quick to render web pages.

    Cons

    - I don't like the minimalist GUI.
    - Chrome is exceedingly invasive in what it does to your machine upon installation, and Google's intrusive policies seem to be steadily getting worse.

    Summary

    Like a number of other reviewers I too will not use this browser because of what it adds upon/after installation, namely Allsearch and Search Conduit. As time passes I find Google's practices becoming more and more invasive in nature, infact so much so that now I fear them for the information they are attempting to aquire about me. I don't need or want BIG BROTHER watching me. In my opinion people should not be cavalier that Google, a very large and powerful company, is amassing an enormous amount of data on everyone who uses their products. This should be a concern to everyone! Chrome could run at the speed of light and I wouldn't touch it again. If you value your privacy and the right to be the sole controler of your computer and what's in it I would stay away from this software .... FAR FAR AWAY!

    Updated on May 8, 2013

    If I could have given this software negative stars I would have!

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  • Reply by aigphoto on May 21, 2013

    I suspect you have other issues than Chrome. I've been using, updating and recommending Chrome for years, and I've never encountered Allsearch or Search Conduit. They definitely are not part of the Chrome download, nor part of Google (look them up -- use Bing, if you prefer). Don't blame Google because you don't keep your system secure.

  • Reply by PJonstation on May 16, 2013

    How many Google apps did you download? You know that option that says program default when you download something new? Try using it.

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