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breakpoint8088
breakpoint8088 writes "Flash users who don't want the Google Toolbar should avoid updating Flash, at least on 64-bit Windows 7. I finally relented and allowed Adobe Flash to update on my Windows 7 box, and my security solution caught it trying to install the Google Toolbar-- without asking. Other people are seeing this as well. Adobe has not yet commented."
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Flash Player Update Forces Installation of Google Toolbar

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  • Hate to say it, but the download screen for Flash (both 32-bit and 64-bit) both have a checkmark on the option to "Yes, install Chrome as my default browser and Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer â" optional."
    • Actually, that reply should get moved up to a 3 or 4, because this is exactly the confusion here. There are three options for updating Flash: 1. Always update automatically. 2. Never update, I'll do it manually. 3. Prompt me when available, but don't do it yourself. The problem is that if you've previously chosen #3, it simply gives you a yes or no decision when a new version is updated. Even if you've previously opted to not install the Google Toolbar, this latest update will install it, without asking
  • To reiterate for clarity: if you normally ask Adobe to "prompt" you for updates to Flash, that is the case that appears to be installing Google Toolbar without asking.

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