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Your Google Toolbar has been updated

     
1:32 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hmmm, just opened IE and got a small message under my Google Toolbar that reads...

Your Google Toolbar has been updated.

No big deal, but I've not seen that before.

2:48 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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What's the new version number P1R?
3:09 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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4.0.1019.5266-big/en (SNYI)
7:38 pm on Sep 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Same thing happened to me a few days ago. I wonder what the 'update' did?
3:56 am on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Couple of threads back i complained about the weird behaviour of the popup blocker. Seems they fixed it, as i dont have the problem anymore, (since yesterday).
3:51 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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See earlier thread....

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3:55 pm on Sep 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had a warning today from Zone Alarm that my Google Toolbar was trying to access the Inet. Funny thing is that I only have the toolbar installed on IE which is closed and has been for several days. That makes me worry.

ann

4:22 am on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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found a cure for the toolbar---add or remove programs---works wonders! :)

Ann

12:45 pm on Sep 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Removed it. Was making IE7 freeze.

Not happy about the auto-update performed last night. I don't think i'll ever re-install it - i've been using the search box built into IE7 since installing it a few months ago and i'm not bothered about PageRank anymore. That obsession died years ago. ;)

9:12 am on Sep 21, 2006 (gmt 0)

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This latest update to the toolbar is not good.

For some reason google has installed all these shopping buttons to previously unheard of sites. It makes the toolbar look like some sort of crapware installation.

I've uninstalled it on all of the computers at my business. Its a shame that google has gone down this "shopping" path, the toolbar has actually been quite useful in the past.

6:03 am on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I've been trying to get rid of these extra "options" but they won't go away. I noticed the PR tool is gone.
1:07 pm on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Decided the new version of the toolbar was a waste of time. Removed it for once and for all. IE7 has search on the browser UI anyways so it seams like a waste of space having another search box up there.

The only real value the G toolar ever provided me with was PR view, but lately thats been no more than a toy.

Mack.

1:45 pm on Sep 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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They've now ruined the toolbar for what I use it for a lot. And there is *no way* I'll do the bookmarks thing.

The feature you can use to search just within the current site, which I use a number of times on a daily basis is gone - "just this site" for the one you're on is gone, replaced by the *buttons* option which I will never, ever, ever use.

SO I just use the Yahoo! Toolbar to search on the site I'm on. Very simple.

10:37 am on Oct 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Marcia, 'Search this site' is still there, you can access/activate it either from the dropdown next to the Icon inside the searchbox or add it as a separate action button next to the go button.
2:20 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i just seen the updated toolbar too.

the one thing i did take notice of was in setting > options > more > Even more buttons was vote

when hovering over this the alt text reads

"send google a vote for (or against) web page"

once selected it adds a yellow smile or a blue unhappy face to the toolbar.

interesting addition.

3:11 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I had a warning today from Zone Alarm that my Google Toolbar was trying to access the Inet. Funny thing is that I only have the toolbar installed on IE which is closed and has been for several days. That makes me worry.

I opened IE for the first time in a while night before last.

Wham! G Toolbar auto updated, and now Zone Alarm is giving me a warning everytime I boot up the computer.

It appears that the toolbar now phones home even without IE being open. If anyone else put a program like that on someone's computer it would be called a trojan. Who knows what information they are gathering now.

It will uninstalled later today...

Marcia - use Opera and you already have a "find on this page" in the toolbar :)

WBF

7:18 pm on Oct 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There's no option to turn off auto-update. To keep the old version, download it from Google's toolbar page (where it says "Download previous version", this is ver. 3.0 for IE). Kill the internet connection and install. Navigate to Program Files and right-click the Google folder. Select properties and go to the security tab. You'll see a number of permissions and two columns: Allow and Deny. Select Deny on the Write permission (don't touch the Allow checkbox, keep it as it is and you can easily revert), and select yes when a warning pops up.

To verify, go to Google's toolbar page, wait a couple of minutes then close and relaunch the browser. To revert, simply uncheck the Deny permission you set.

9:31 am on Nov 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

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All you need to do to prevent the autoupdater is to add toolbar.google.com to your hosts file.

Considering the forum, I will assume everyone knows how to do this, but just as a quick summary:

1) download the installer
2) add toolbar.google.com to your hosts file
3) install

I have used v3 the last month with no problems - and no v4! :-)

[edited by: mona at 4:38 pm (utc) on Nov. 3, 2006]
[edit reason] tidying up [/edit]

 

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