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December 3rd, 2009

Avast and Google Chrome

As we get close to our launch date for our new Avast! Free Antivirus, version 5 we have an exciting new agreement with Google to announce. Starting in mid-November, we will be giving our new users an option to install Google Chrome when installing Avast. And to be clear here since I think some readers were reading too much into this entry.  We are not forcing Chrome on users.  It is entirely up to the user–to download/install is entirely up to the user and nothing is hidden.

Personally, I think Google Chrome is an exciting new browser. As you can see below it is very clean—a single menu bar and a combined search/url entry window.  It also launches very fast, its source code is open source, and most important for Avast users, it has some real neat features that complement the Avast security. You can read more about it here: http://www.google.com/chrome?hl=en.

As you can imagine software companies approach us all the time wanting us to bundle their products with ours. We have always said no to these arrangements. However, with Chrome we feel that it is a nice complement to our product. And Google’s Google philosophy is similar to ours—Chrome are both full-featured excellent products that happen to be free.

  1. عنایت
    December 28th, 2009 at 07:45 | #1

    سلام خسته نباشید خدمت مهندسی محترم
    برانامه ای خوبی در این سایت هست که میتونیم استفاده کنیم ایا اینها نسخه اصلی هست یا نسخه های مجانی با مدت محدود

  2. VignesshRaj.C.C
    December 28th, 2009 at 09:53 | #2

    this option is welcomed!!!
    its great to have a browser like chrome easily installed along with the avast
    Two of the best Softwares in their field bundled!
    now that is wonderful!!

  3. fuolder
    December 29th, 2009 at 01:24 | #3

    and after install they tell how surf to braeth and to eat and have never to do anything and NEVER to think anything o_O

  4. Dylan
    December 29th, 2009 at 02:21 | #4

    I personally use Firefox, myself, but I also have chrome installed. And I have an add-ons pack ( Look up “TheDudeWithTude” on the firefox add ons search) installed that I made that makes firefox look exactly like chrome.

    And when I say exactly, I mean EXACTLY like chrome.

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