Google Chrome Spyware ?

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  1. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Precisely why does Microsoft crapware still exist?

    Before I woke up, I paid for Windows 3.1, WFW, 98, NT 4 (a 5 seat license), and lord knows how many other friggin' abortions from them.

    Buy UNIX once, or use Linux for free. Both work as advertised.
     
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  3. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    ...consumer ennui...?
     
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  5. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    I'm very ignorant about all this - need some simple advice. I'm running window 8.1 and used IE the latest verions, but have tab for google. About one third of the time I click on link found by Google, it opens my Chrome yet most of the time it does that, nothing related to the link appears. Instead 4 or 5 little icons (I think they are called) appear in a row / line in the lower left part of the screen. This is so frustrating that I usually just close the Chrome and return to the Google search results and try something else.

    Should I use control panel's delete soft ware sub section to remove Chrome? I like having some browser (I think they are called) alternative to IE so will add fire fox. Often when I go to Yahoo to read my Email, it tells me to down load the latest version of fire fox. FF could be my back up.

    Also when IE10 is down loadable should I do that? I have a touch screen and Win8 (or 8.1) seems fine with that now that I have learned some features (Click top left corner to go back to prior screen, swipe in from right to shut down etc.)
     
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  7. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    I was under the impression that Windows 8 and 8.1 installed Internet Explorer 11 by default and that it could not be 'rolled back' to I.E. 10 or any earlier incarnation of Microsoft's browser.

    Personally, I prefer the "Opera" browser over both I.E. and Google Chrome. As an aside, I also prefer to use "Dogpile.com" as my 'search engine'.

    And, yes, Billy T, you can use the 'control panel' to 'uninstall' any and all non used "programs" on your machine.
     
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  8. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    GoDuckGo and ixquick are good too, if it's privacy you crave.

    I use Google and then manually erase each and every cookie deposited before I do anything else. Google hates that, but I get a lot fewer solicitations that way.
     
  9. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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  10. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    DMOE, what's your point with that response?
     
  11. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Acknowledgement.
     
  12. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Dr_Toad, why do you capitalize the initials of my moniker?
     
  13. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    It was an inadvertent attempt to antagonize you, maybe?
     
  14. dumbest man on earth Real Eyes Realize Real Lies Valued Senior Member

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    Dr_Toad, a simple honest answer would have been appropriate.
     

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