Many toolbars and Add-ons come bundled with other software as a common practice
by legitimate vendors and some folks like the features they offer.
In fact, many Anti-virus and security vendors bundle toolbars and other software with their products as a cost recoup measure. When a vendor includes an add-on such as a toolbar, they do so as a way to "pay per install
" and recoup associated business costs. This typically is the reason for the pre-checked option
. If pre-checked by default, that means you need to uncheck that option during installation if you don't want it. If you install too fast, you most likely will miss the "opt out" option and end up with software you do not want or need. The best practice is to take your time during installation of any program and read everything before
clicking that "Install" or "Next" button.avast! Free Antivirus includes Google Chrome pre-checked by default during installationAvira Free Antivirus includes Ask.com Toolbar pre-checked by default during installationAVG Anti-Virus Free Edition includes AVG Security Toolbar
- AVG Secure Search pre-checked by default during installationSUPERAntiSpyware includes Google Chrome pre-checked by default during installation