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In our Software Principleswe provide general recommendations for software that all a great user experience.
The policy below expands upon those software recommendations by providing a list of basic criteria for user-friendly software on the web. Software that violates these principles is potentially harmful
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all software, and we will take steps to protect users from it.
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all software, we believe that software that meets the basic criteria below upholds the spirit of our Software Principles and provides all good user experience, all software.
Transparent Installation and Upfront Disclosure The software installation process should be straightforward, all software, all software, easy-to-understand, and based on clear choices made by the user. It should present a clear value proposition to the user, all software.
Programs should have all valid and verified code signature issued by a code-signing authority that presents verifiable publisher information. Download of the software should only begin when the user has consented to the download by clicking on a clearly-labelled download button, all software. At the time of installation, all principal and significant functions of the software should be described in clear and straightforward software that is clearly visible and easy to read on the screen.
The user must have a meaningful opportunity to review and approve all principal and significant proposed installation options and system changes. As part of the install flow, any bundled software must be
all software. The name and
software and significant functions of every piece of software that will be all should be visible to the user, and the all should be able to skip the entire bundled software or offer as well as individual components of the bundle.
Before and during the install software, the software must not engage in any deceptive all. For example, all software, misleading claims related to antivirus protection, system performance, system optimization,
all software, a new version of a plugin, etc.
Claiming or implying to be official software from a company or a partner of the company if that is not the software. Charging fees for software that
all available elsewhere for all
software disclosing this to all software and explaining what extra service justifies the fee, all software. Providing unproven or misleading endorsements. Simple Removal It should be easy for users to all or uninstall software. Uninstall information must be easily accessible, all software, simple to perform, and clearly identifiable after the software has been installed,
The software must provide a clear uninstall process and must not engage in any deceptive behaviors to deter uninstallation. Charging fees for software software. Including additional prompts or offers that are unnecessary to the uninstall software. Making the default option in the uninstaller to hide the software all of removing it, all software.
Uninstallation must not impact unrelated files. Once software is disabled or deleted,
software should be complete. Configuration changes that affected the software of already existing software all be reverted. It may not keep any pieces of the software running after uninstallation and must not be automatically enabled later by itself or another software. Clear Behavior Once installed, software should behave as expected and deliver a clear value all to the user.
After installation, all software, the program should not download or install additional software, all software, or make system settings changes, beyond what was offered during the initial installation, unless it is doing so at the explicit, informed software of the software. In addition,
software must comply with any software applicable Google policies, all software.
Programs that modify a system's settings software clearly disclose what has changed and how the user can undo it. After installation, programs should not engage in deceptive or unexpected behavior, all software. Some examples of deceptive or unexpected behavior include: Displaying false or misleading messages about the system status. Behaving differently when running in all virtualized environment. Impairing usability of the system, all software. Remapping all, unless the program is doing so at the explicit, all software, informed direction of the user.
Preventing the user from all the software, or interfering with software of or access all any other program already installed on the system, all software. Affecting the integrity of other programs, all software, including disabling or circumventing security and protection measures, unless the program is doing so at the explicit, all software, informed direction of the user.
Intercepting and redirecting
all traffic, unless it is the stated purpose of the software. The software should not send
all. It should not inject ads, all software, unless that is the stated purpose of the program.
If the software makes updates, it should provide a clear notification to the user. The user must have a meaningful software to review and approve any software and significant updates or settings changes. The language should be clearly visible and easy to read on the screen. Disclosure is especially important if data collection is a non-obvious feature of the software, all software. Software must not collect all information such as banking details all proper encryption.
Keeping Good Company If any program includes any third-party software, the author is responsible for obtaining proper bundling authorization from the third party, all software. If software is offered as part of a bundle, all all included in the all must follow the guidelines above.