Booted up the computer today and as it happens sometimes the first thing I see is an Adobe Flash update available. I click install as I usually do. The little window pops up with 2 loading bars: one for the Flash update and one for Google chrome. There is no option anywhere to opt out of installing Chrome. The loading bar completes for the Flash update, Chrome is still downloading so I push the [x] in the corner to cancel. It asks if I want to stop installing and I say yes. The window disappears and Google Chrome starts up telling me welcome to Google Chrome! I uninstall Chrome and curse both Adobe and Google to the lowest pits of Hell. edit: I should point out that I'm no noob to installing software, I ALWAYS look for those little pre-checked boxes when installing anything - there was simply nothing this time. I Bing'ed it (somehow didn't trust Google) and found an Adobe support thread full of complaints, apparently it also installs the Google toolbar (although I at least didn't get that) and Chrome even makes itself the default browser, causing problems for corporate users. Adobe support is of course claiming no knowledge of how this could happen. I guess this is just the next step in dirty under-handed tactics. Obviously too many people are getting wise to those pre-checked boxes, which is already a pretty shady tactic.