Originally Posted by coolspotover
When I tried installing waterfox 15, I was not going to want AVG to infect my computer with it's own "friendly" spyware/annoyance so like a sensible computer user I opted for custom with the tick boxes unchecked. This SHOULD in theory, if all was right with the world, have meant that AVG toolbar would not have been installed. I was wrong. It got through anyway and bunged up my chrome install. AVG start page, home page and default search provider. I did not want this and ad to uninstall the toolbar from windows and change all the chrome settings back to MY
personal preferences that I
had chosen. .
Like the chap quoted above, I too had AVG "install" itself even though I took the custom route in the Waterfox installer, and unchecked the boxes. After installing, Waterfox didn't have the AVG addin installed, but magically Internet Explorer *and* Chrome both had the plugin installed and enabled. I have AVG installed as my AntiVirus package, but I believe that Chrome and IE had the addin disabled in both browsers. I suspect that the AVG part of the Waterfox installer calls into an AVG DLL which "magically" enabled the extensions in the other browsers. I doubt that Mr Alex or the installer did this on purpose. I do however think that Mr Alex does need to go to AVG and ask them what is going on here - something installed the AVG addin to IE and Chrome, and it wasn't me. Perhaps it's a bug in the AVG addin installer that didn't set the IE and Chrome "do not install" flags (it apparently had the Waterfox do not install flag set).
Other than that, great job, Mr Alex, and thanks for all your hard work on Waterfox; WF15 doesn't have any issues (other than the installer) like 14 had - my icons pin correctly and the jumplists work well. I honestly hope that the AVG installer deal covers your outgoings on the project - it's easy enough to opt out of the AVG install on the UI; it's just a shame that the installer installs the addin for other browsers installed on the system (albeit doing exactly what I wanted and *not* installing it into Waterfox).