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Google Chrome Showing Alerts About Incompatible Applications
« on: August 24, 2018, 02:26:58 PM »
As explained in Google Chrome Showing Alerts About Incompatible Applications, it started out this way: 
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In order to eliminate crashes in Chrome, Google has implemented a new feature that reports "incompatible applications" to users after the browser crashes. These warnings are displayed for programs that inject code into the browser and prompt users to remove the incompatible applications.
It is totally unacceptable that Chrome recommends Bitdefender, Symantec, AVG, Malwarebytes, and Kaspersky products be removed after a Chrome crash because they are incompatible.  See the updated information in Bitdefender Disables Anti-Exploit Monitoring in Chrome After Google Policy Change.


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Re: Google Chrome Showing Alerts About Incompatible Applications
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 06:41:23 PM »
Injecting into the process is somewhat risky, so I get Google's position here. Google builds the code to run a certain way, and when something else starts shoving its own code in there, it can lead to instability, and therefore users not being happy with Google/Chrome because all they see is Chrome crashing away.

Perhaps Google should include security APIs for well-vetted solutions or something similar.

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Re: Google Chrome Showing Alerts About Incompatible Applications
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 07:00:59 PM »
That would make more sense, Aaron, than suggesting people uninstall their security program.


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