After RealPlayer, Avast & AdAware to bundle Chrome browser.

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Google’s nascent browser has paired with one of the most popular free security programs in the world so that when users run the Avast installer on a computer that has neither Chrome nor Avast, they’ll be offered a chance to install Chrome simultaneously.

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This is the first such bundling for Avast in its 21-year existence.

RealPlayer also offers to install Chrome browser. RealPlayer seems to be first third-party application used to promote Google Chrome.

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It appears that AdAware also offers to install the Chrome browser.

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The browser has replaced Firefox in Google Pack and it’s installed along with Google Earth if you’re not paying attention.

A Google spokesman indicated that other deals might be in the works.

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Anand Khanse is an end-user Windows enthusiast, a Microsoft MVP in Windows since 2006, and the admin of TheWindowsClub.com & TheGeeksClub.com. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.
  • Rudolph

    Bundling sucks!

  • http://rhftech.com/blog/ Richard

    Thus Google Chrome joins the legion of shovelware/crapware purveyors. Bad idea for Google. Simple is better.