Google’s Silent Gate-crash
Today a shortcut called “Google Chrome” showed up in my start menu. When I clicked it it told me that I was at the final step of my installation. Funny thing is that I don’t remember starting any installation. And neither do I remember downloading anything to install in the first place. But I guess when you are Google you can get away with anything.
[Free Advice: Do not click shortcuts that turn up on your computer unless you verify their source and know exactly what you are doing.]
Things get scary when companies decide what software they think you should have and then go ahead and download and install it for you. Thankfully, the only thing they cannot do is make you use it.