Is Google Chrome any good?

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  1. MST3KFan

    MST3KFan Master of the Obvious

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    So we've been using Internet Explorer for ages now and a friend of mine told me it would better if we used Google Chrome as he says he uses it because it's much faster, you can block ads, and is safer than IE.

    So I'm here wondering. Is it true?

    Is Google Chrome really a good?

    I know the dangers of IE and recall how our last computer was destroyed by a bunch of virus I think we got from when I was on deviantART and those constantly changing ads at the tops and sides somehow had stuff in them that got into our computer.
    (I also know at the time my Dad didn't have a very good Anti-Virus program or anything though as well)

    I want to not have ads on websites if there is someway to be rid of them and this sounds good if they do have an ad blocker.
     
  2. joebot.

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    It's pretty good. I use it and haven't had any problems. Just use common sense on what sites you visit and have malware protection. Also you can use the extension AdBlock Plus to prevent ads

    I used to use Firefox, but it uses a lot of resources
     
  3. TheDemonDzko

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    I like it. It's a lot more fluid than Mozzilla FireFox, but with the same power of it.

    It is also largely less suseptible than IE... IE will destroy your computer. -cringe-
     
  4. Smashs

    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    IE always has been and always will be garbage.

    Use firefox or chrome. I personally prefer chrome, even though it's gotten fairly RAM heavy.
     
  5. MST3KFan

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    Google Chrome is free from what I see.

    Is the AdBlock Plus also free?
     
  6. TheDemonDzko

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    Yes.
     
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    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use it on my PC's, but don't like it on my Mac. Not sure why they are different, but they are.
     
  8. MST3KFan

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    Thanks for the info.

    Okay, one more thing.
    I've used IE for years given it's been the thing on every computer we've owned.
    When I download Google Chrome, is there anything that needs to be done once it's downloaded onto the computer, or is it ready to go and be used to search the internet?
     
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    It'll be good to go. Also I can't stress how important anti-malware software is.
     
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    Like any kind of downloaded internet browser, they are usually built ready to go. Provided that you have internet (Considering you are here, here is hoping!)

    Once the software is downloaded and installed, it is good to go and ready for you to browse the internet. With a web browser.

    Some helpful resources to use on Chrome would be: AdBLOck

    However, there are various of other extensions that can be used, and highly suggest you check them out, and see what it is good for you.

    Otherwise, once completed? You can internet.
     
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    Don't use IE.

    I'm currently using Pale Moon, which is a stripped down version of Firefox. Even uses all the same plug ins.
     
  12. MST3KFan

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    Well, we have Webroot SecureAnywhere and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. My uncle that works with computers recommended SpyBot Search & Destroy.
     
  13. TheDemonDzko

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  14. MST3KFan

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    LOL

    So I guess I'm good here. I've got what is mentioned above for viruses and malware issues. So now I'll just need to download Google Chrome.
     
  15. Spiderus Prime

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    I used Google Chrome,and it's better than the IE also yes it's had Ad Blocker,but it also had Youtube Ad Blocker from not seeing those perky ads.
     
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    'and it's the IE'?
     
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    Chrome is an absolutely wonderful browser.
     
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    Chrome is awesome. I have both IE and Chrome on my PC and Chrome has never failed me. Can't say the same about IE.
     
  20. TFXProtector

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    I'm absolutely mystified as to why anyone would continue using IE in this day and age.

    Yes, and no. You can block ads, it is safer than IE, but Google is known to data farm and since it's a browser produced by them, they're going to know everything you do. Honestly, all the browsers do. They say they don't, but it's all bullshit. You just have to pick the lesser of all the evils. Google's definitely one of the lesser evils.

    Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Yes. It's tied right into Google's services, including their maps, search, mail, etc. I'll be fair, Microsoft's Bing does seem to be a bit more robust in it's search capabilities, but it wasn't always. Plus, with Youtube integration, among other Google items, it's a no brainer. However, if you're not using their apps or have an Android, FireFox might be the better choice. It's right in the middle between IE and Chrome.

    After finding out about their zero day flaw and the fact that Homeland Security said "Don't use it!", I can't figure out why anyone would continue using it. I know MS patched it, but still, I wouldn't use it. Target claims they fixed their data leak when it comes to the credit card issue, but I still use cash to this day. I refuse to use plastic with them, like, at all. Same with IE. It had a serious flaw, and was fixed, but it was another problem on top of all their others. Also, even with good anti-virus, I wouldn't recommend going to deviantART. I've heard so many cases of infection just by visiting, that I just avoid the place like the plague.

    Here's the directions:

    1.) chrome.google.com (click the download button)
    2.) Install
    3.) Go to Chrome Store and find Ad Block Plus
    4.) Install
    5.) Enjoy.
     

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