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Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine.

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Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. MurPhil 3/27/11 6:58 PM
I use google.com as my default search engine from within IE9. A pop-up ad keeps appearing everytime I open IE9, that offers to install Google Chrome. I don't want Google Chrome - tried it once and found that google.com more than meets my simple needs. I can't seem to eliminate this pop-up ad via the IE9 pop-up blocker. Please suggest a way for me to permanently block this annoying pop-up.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. OBgeff 4/17/11 9:59 AM
Irks me to know end...I'm a bigtime google fan, always  have been...because way back in the day, they didn't use banner adds...to now see a banner add promoting google chrome, just because I"m trying out IE9 is extremely distressing to me...I've even got a cr48 free notebook google sent me--where *Chrome* is the OS--and Chrome is always my main browser...but I don't like getting shit shoved down my throat...sure wish I could get rid of that add...
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. M.L.B. 5/2/11 5:24 PM
This question is not about Google Chrome. I use IE9 and do not want to install Google Chrome, however, I do like Google as my default search engine but every time I open the Google page this pop-up ad appears wanting me to install Google Chrome. I cannot find a way to circumvent this ad. This is very annoying and unprofessional of Google to do this. If they don't  fix this soon,  I'll just make Yahoo my default home page and search engine.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Tantrum 6/10/11 5:02 AM
This works for me:

http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=nl

The last two letters stand for your country.
So just copy and paste this url to your browser and change the last two letters to what you need and hit enter.
You'll be sent tot a page without the annoying ad.
Then make this your starting page and all your iiritations will be gone.
Probably needless to say, but this, of course, works for all available browsers.

T.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. wrope 6/10/11 9:33 AM
Almost there.. if I change my home page to http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=com everything is okay, the add is no longer there.As I live in Canada I changed it to http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=ca  the add is also no longer there BUT I get the French Canadian version of Google's home page...guess that I'll use the 'com' version..

At least I'll know now.. great bit of help as I know that this is pissing a lot of people off... I'll let all my contacts know...

Dirk
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. cornz38 8/7/11 8:41 AM
Change the last bit to:
http://www.google.com/webhp?ca

or, in my case
http://www.google.com/webhp?uk

If i used:
http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=uk
then I would end up on a russian language page..
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. The bard 8/28/11 1:19 AM
I followed your suggestion and it certainly stopped it appearing but I now boot up to the American site. If I change it back to Google UK, the Chrome ad re-appears.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Tantrum 8/28/11 8:35 AM
As I said the last two letters stand for your country.

The only thing is:

It is the international Windows language abbreviation for your country.

So in your case "gb".

"uk" stands for Ukraine.

T.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. _thIS 9/9/11 9:46 PM
up until now, all my attempts to change the ie9 homepage to circumvent this annoyance have failed.  these include: http://www.google.com/webhp?   &&   http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=com   &&   http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=[language code] (unless i was reading cyrillic to find the Translate tab).
take it or leave it, what has finally killed that thing for me was switching to igoogle (http://www.google.com/ig).

d

what has become of the world when google alienates customers with a popup? a popup.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. poncho58 9/13/11 7:59 AM
I give up on the google chrome popup.Goodbye google,switching to yahoo..
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. snowonweb 10/4/11 2:26 AM
It might be a problem with ie9.  On my worksation when i closed the popup, it never reppeared, but now on this new laptop, it reappears everytime i open ie9. it is very annoying but not as annoying as preium toshiba laptop's shittty keyboard and space that doesn't work right unless u really hit it.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. OBgeff 10/18/11 11:50 AM
It is so rude.  Reminds me of everything that's wrong with the internet.  And how I too, blindly thought google was the 'good guy' because when everybody else was stuffing rude intrusive adds down our throats, google took the high road, took over as the main search engine, became part of the international fabric of the world wide web.  Now that the original owners made their billions, the current stockbrokers seem to operate on the theory that if yahoo does it, it must be good.  And so google uses all it's resources to do one stupid thing after another.  And they can't even see why this add is so offensive: most of us have chrome anyway, and I like seeing what IE9 has brought to the table.  Obviously it's god telling me to switch to firefox. 
 
Because none of the suggestions above work for me.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. MCBALLS 10/30/11 9:20 PM
GET THAT POPUP OFF THE SCREEN, WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE WORLD DOMINATORS NOW! YOU WANT SOME STUFF TO WORK ON
GIVE ME A CALL, OTHERWISE SCREW OFF AND WAIT FOR  ME TO WILL YOUR STOCK DOWN TO NOTHING!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. jyppiest 11/10/11 1:07 AM
On my laptop with win7, the popup reappears everytime in ie9 and never reappears in Firefox.
On my workstation with XP, the popup never reappers in ie8 nor in Firefox.

So I think that you should search in ie9+win7 combinated settings.

At the first start of Firefox (after installation) the popup is here, I close it, and it never reappers. Firefox keeps in memory my action, not ie9.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. ZynWoof 11/30/11 11:54 AM
Okay, my Google Chrome Pop-Up Ad was gone this morning (11/30/11) when I logged in at work.  Did this happen for anyone else?

I actually switched my home page after reading most of these posts and trying everything I could think of to remove this thing!  Even choosing my Google Theme to hide it as best I could.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. gcottomc 12/17/11 2:43 AM
I've been through all the above without success! Extremely irritating. What's Google playing at? Do they want to lose customers?
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. mamafanfan 1/18/12 8:24 AM
it seems to appears only in IE. it does not show up in opera, safari, chrome and firefox. Seems to be a IE specific problem?!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. JunctionJames 1/18/12 10:15 PM
I am do not like continually being asked to install google chrome when I am using IE or anything else. Google chrome is installed already and I just happen to not be using it at that time. I am so annoyed by it I am now going to only use IE and my home page will be Bing from now on.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Peppino321 1/23/12 2:29 PM
I too am getting the annoying "a faster way to browse the web install google chrome" message every time I open IE8 for the first time daily. Now I have to again look around and find a fix for this nonsense. Before this, they added another annoyance, the find as you type thing with no way to turn it off and I had to resort to the HOSTS file edit fix to get rid of it. Then they started with their new annoying frop down menus (which they apparently discarded...for now).  When is Google going to realize that their success and popularity is based on their clean and simple website layout? If it ain't broken, don't fix it. It's beautiful the way it is, leave it alone!!!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. kenwood 1/26/12 6:31 PM
I am using Firefox 3.6.25 and after reading a positing on another site that indicated that https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/remove-it-permanently/ might work I tried it and it worked like a charm.  I had to right click on each element (text, logo, box, etc) to remove it but when I was done, so was that blasted ad.  YMMV but it might be worth a try if you use Firefox.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. cassandra3 1/27/12 12:04 PM
I had no trouble with this until about a week ago.  Using Firefox 9, but this didn't occur until long after I upgraded to 9.  Amazing that Google won't even respond to a long-running thread like this.  Google people probably too busy counting their stock options and figuring where to have lunch!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. larry1960 1/30/12 8:41 PM
This worked for me. I used ad block plus add on to add a hiding element. Right click on the add block icon> select element to hide>drag the box to the (try chrome add)
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. zirkondia 1/31/12 3:08 AM
To get rid of the chrome staff you need to have installed following addons:  
- Adblock Plus 2.0.3
- Adblock Plus Pop-up Addon 0.3
- Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus 1.2.1

Now you can left click at the red ABP-icon and choose "Select element to hide". Then you can select icons and boxes on the web page and add a filter rule.
My recommendation is, to select icons, boxes and text step by step carefully and create filters in multiple steps to not throw away unintended items.
Also, in case you need to go back you can go to "Filter Preferences" and delete our disable filters accordingly.
This may be useful in case you have filtered out the "Google Search Box" like it happend to me.
Finally I permantly got rid of the google chrome install pop-up on the German site as well as for google.com.

So good luck for you all guys.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. waynecz 2/3/12 11:16 AM
This is also appearing in Firefox for me and I HAVE GOOGLE CHROME also installed.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. waynecz 2/3/12 11:31 AM
zirkondia - Thank you that worked for me.  I had AdBlock Plus but not the other two add-ons. Once I added them and picked the select element to hide for each item in the pop up ad, the ad went away.  Of course I accidentally made this whole forum page go away too when I was clicking away but figured out how to get it back, lol.  Thanks!  This also helped me understand the Element Helper as I had tried to use that before and could not figure it out.  Thanks again!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. corieltauvus 2/13/12 11:37 PM
Absolutely infuriating that google should treat me with such disrespect!
Basic good manners demands that any unsolicited popup ad should be accompanied by a "don't show this ad again" tick box.
Come on Google, you might be big but we are your customers ... and without customers even the biggest business will fall.
It will only take you five minutes to make the decision and ten more to give us a fix!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. waynecz 2/16/12 7:32 PM
Unfortunately the script used for this ad (Install Google Chrome) for its various functions is used in other Google applications that will no longer work unless the script is reinstated I have noticed.  So as of now there still is no way of getting rid of this add.  now the "x" in the Firefox Browser no longer works so you can't get rid of it at all.  God I'd hate to have to use Yahoo or Bing for a search engine but this is way too annoying especially since I already have Google Chrome installed on my computers.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. tom.watson77084 2/17/12 10:12 AM
Okay, so I'm not crazy. They really did gray-out the X to remove the "install google chrome" pop-up in Firefox. Google is beginning to act like Microsoft. It will cost them in the long run.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Syzygos 2/17/12 3:54 PM
Here's a solution for those of you that use Firefox. First install Adblock Plus(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/?src=dp-dl-dependencies) if you don't already have it installed. Now you can install Element Hiding Helper for Adblock Plus(https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/elemhidehelper/?src=ss), which will help with removing that annoying popup. Now, head to google(http://www.google.com) and right click on the Adblock Plus icon and choose 'Select and Element to hide". Move your mouse towards the right side of the popup until the whole popup is highlighted with a red box and then click on it. You should now see a new window open up, but don't worry. All you need to do is click on "Add element hiding rule" and viola the popup should be gone for good!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Will.C.M 2/17/12 7:40 PM
I can not close that ad. I CAN NOT mannuly close it. I hit on the cross, and NOTHING happens.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. wrope 2/17/12 9:52 PM
As of Feb17, 2012 I also can not close it, seems Google has disabled it. So after using Google sense day 1 I am so pis#$$%ed off that I have switched over to Bing and I wii advise anyone who ask to switch to anything but Google..
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. BillH651 2/18/12 4:50 PM
Switch to K-Meleon and still use google as home page without "install google chrome" pestilence continually annoying.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. sonny4030 2/18/12 6:30 PM
I hate to say it but as Google's ant-competitive bullshit continues to piss me off, I am becoming increasingly fond of other services such as BING and as of now would recommend that to my clients over Google any day
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. D. Esktorp 2/19/12 1:48 PM
This is something I would expect to see go away after logging in.

The most insulting part is how they still use graphics indicating you can close the advertisement.. but now it's "grayed out" so you can't click it.. is that supposed to be funny?  I stay logged in.. can't you give me a button that says "I've tried Chrome and I prefer Firefox.  Thanks but NO"  ..?  Word it however you need, to make it sound as if we still consider your stupid browser superior, so I can get on with using the one that I want.  I have tried every version of Chrome that matters and I still prefer Firefox.  Record this preference and stop asking me as if I've never heard of the fucking program.

All of this considered; if Apple were part of the browser war and did this very same thing, the echo chamber would just call it a (brilliant) marketing strategy.

For nearly the same reason, Bing doesn't push Internet Explorer in this manner, because Microsoft knows that anyone who can use it, has it by default, or has upgraded through Windows.  Why would they try to get people to download a browser that they already have, or one that their operating system doesn't not support?

I think people are right to complain, but stop pretending as if other companies are somehow morally superior, just to make yourself sound extra offended.  Quit being fucking drama queens and just tell them to change it for a real reason.

Don't compare, just tell them that we expect more from them than the average company so we can continue with the illusion.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Bob929 2/19/12 8:59 PM
They have recently removed your ability to remove this via the x button. it is now a permanent fixture.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. hl2.gordon94 2/21/12 3:55 AM
OK guys, I found a way to fix this problem another way:
It seems like Google put a frame(intentionally?) on a part of the homepage, and it now covers the 'x' button on the ad, causing it to get a "disabled" appearance, but in fact it isn't disabled in the code.
To fix this in Firefox, simply install adblock plus and adblock plus element hiding helper as addons and right click the the Adblock Plus icon and choose "Select an Element to hide" and choose the frame(it will be invisible) which shows up as a long rectangle(as wide as your browser window) covering a portion of the ad(it contains the sign-in button) called "google.com###gbx1". Click OK and then the 'x' button will be accessible. Now simply click the 'x' button and Google will save its preferences and the next time the ad will not be loaded. You may need to repeat a part of this process once you've signed in. Once you have disabled it, you may optionally want to restore the frame as it may be required for other scripts, etc.
For Internet Explorer and other browsers, you'll need to figure out a way on your own(they're not in my domain :-P).
If the above procedure doesn't work, simply block each element of the frame containing the ad, which will hopefully hide it.
Note to Google: Everybody doesn't want to be nagged again and again about how your browser is superior, how fast it downloads itself and that shit. We don't live in a cave and most of us are wise enough to make choices(even those small ones concerning browsers). Many others and I too find refuge in other browsers than chrome, simply because they suit our needs better. Chrome is a fine browser in its own way but don't make us go over a "house of bricks" and a "house of wood". Just don't forget we have a choice in search engines also. Its best not to play with your consumer base. Hope this gets fixed or I'll(and many others will) move on.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Barbara Mac 2011 3/4/12 8:31 PM
Every time I see this super annoying ad with its disingenuous x, which google knows won't close it, it irritates me, and i think, stop putting this in my face. you used to be clean and cool, and now you are a consistent irritant. i don't know why having this previously open, uncluttered field was so refreshing but it was. will you please get rid of it, because it is, to use psychology terms, negative reinforcement, capeche?
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. mathfigure 3/5/12 6:40 AM
Sorry G$$gle, but I don't recognize you any more (what happened to your scientific profile?).
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. lochnagar 3/6/12 11:08 AM
There is a 'report abuse' tab here, do as I did and report this abuse BY google TO google
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. jmckim 3/7/12 5:18 AM
I recently started seeing this. I hadn't seen it before. Maybe google changed the way they present the popup? Maybe I changed something in my browser configuration? In any case, when I re-disabled scripts (via the NoScript add-on) from google.com, the oopup went away.
My guess is google is doing this for more reasons than to simply expand the use of the chrome browser. Maybe to see what tolerance users have to popups of this sort? The lack of a "don't show this again" pick, and the business of disabling the close window pick is interesting. I also note that I had no success with the "point to your country's google" strategy.
Google doesn't do stupid pointless things.
I doubt that either cursing google or complaining about the popup will have any effect.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. caver_tim 3/7/12 5:45 AM
what is supposed to happen is that you can click on the X to close the "install google chrome" advert and "no thanks" to the offer to set google as your home page.
I can't see any evidence for hidden frames and non working X buttons etc.
These choices are set as cookies on your PC so that your browser is remembered.

If you clear cookies you may have problems
If you have adblock software  - you may have problems if it is that thats not showing you the X to remove the advert (but does show the rest of the ad)

Here is a quick video to show me opening Google.com, dismissing the adverts, restarting IE to show the adverts don't come back, clearing cookies and restarting IE to show that then, the adverts do come up.

There may be problems in the code, but I can't see any evidence that google is being evil. I'll ask who's problem it is, Chrome team or Websearch team
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. peterandjoyce 3/7/12 6:33 AM
I like to use google.com as my default search engine but am sick and tired of seeing the ad for installing google chrome. I will stop using google if they don't stop that add. Sick and tired of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. caver_tim 3/7/12 9:00 AM
i take it you've clicked on the X to close the add?
Do you clear your cookies when you start or close your browser?
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. TheDeterminedFate 3/11/12 8:32 AM
i have a similare issue every time i go to use IE9 or CHROME the "ad choices" crap always pops up sorry for posting as a reply i was woundering if you knew how to disable that and yes im new and dont know how to post a new subject bite me :P
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Gambo Man 4/26/12 11:53 AM
When you can't beat 'em...leave 'em. I have taken Yahoo as my mainpage and search engine. Google has become way too aggravating and time consuming trying to figure out workarounds for it world dominance. To hell with Google.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. gentmatt 6/12/12 11:41 PM
'''Short answer'''

You can use the following Adblock (Plus) rule to block the "Install Google Chrome" message:

* on google.com: google.com#div(id=pmocntr2)
* on google.de: google.de#div(id=pmocntr2)
* ...

'''Long answer'''

How can I track down what content I have to block?

* Right-click somewhere on the website an press "q" (= Inspect Element)
* Select the HTML box
* Hover over the code to see where the section is that contains the element you want to block.
* In this case it's:

div id="pmocntr2" class="pmoabs" style="right: 30px; .....


* Enter the Adblock (Plus) extension's settings and create your own filter group if none is there yet.
* Add the custom filter rule:

google.com#div(id=pmocntr2)

Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. cptjonsmith 9/4/12 7:41 AM

I use google.com as my default search engine from within IE9. A pop-up ad keeps appearing everytime I open IE9, that offers to install Google Chrome. I don't want Google Chrome - tried it once and found that google.com more than meets my simple needs. I can't seem to eliminate this pop-up ad via the IE9 pop-up blocker. Please suggest a way for me to permanently block this annoying pop-up.

Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Keeyang 9/4/12 9:25 PM
I agree. That blue pop-up add is really annoying.

Please remove it.

Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Brian Marshall McCreery 11/9/12 7:14 AM
REMOVE, IT IS VERY ANNOYING
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. caver_tim 11/9/12 7:53 AM
have any of the people who have posted recently actualy clicked on the "X" to remove the prompt?
If you have, do you clear your cookies religiously ? this will prevent ie from knowing you've already closed it.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Brian Marshall McCreery 11/9/12 8:27 AM
have now added "Google.com" cookies as safe site and yes that solves the problem, but most people have there explorer set to default in relation to cookies so there is a problem here which Google needs to deal with.
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. caver_tim 11/9/12 9:05 AM
well i've never had a problem and can demonstrate how its "supposed" to work in the video i posted a while ago.

So it may be that you guys are having problems because some PCs are configured (either deliberately or accidentally) to remove the cookies that are used to store the memory of "i've clicked this box"
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Patrick Sassen 2/4/13 5:58 AM
I use this url as my startpage: https://www.google.com/webhp?complete=0 One click on the X and it's gone forever (till Google finds another to annoy me I guess...) Good luck!
Re: Permanently remove annoying pop-ad to install Google Chrome? I prefer google.com as default search engine. Eliminate the garbage 2/17/13 6:51 PM
Google are you trying to emulate Microsoft?  The is Garbage.  I won't go as far as bing but why would I use Google Chrome and subject myself to even more unwanted solicitations
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