Reports of the inclusion of Google Chrome with the latest avast! upgrade began trickling in several days ago when Version 7 was released.
As illustrated below, the issue is complicated by differing reports of the upgrade process.
Some avast! users report that they were not presented with the pre-checked option to install Google Chrome.
There are reports that the avast! window presented after reboot does not remain active long enough to uncheck the pre-checked options. (Note: it was also reported that the window was presented after the first hard restart rather than the initial restart installing the upgrade.)
People with Google Chrome installed have reported that even unchecking the installation option resulted in a second install of Chrome! In addition, that second install wrecked havoc with the existing Chrome installation, resetting the current users profile to default and extensions missing.
Others reported problems with Hostman Server and Sandboxie, necessitating an uninstall/reinstall of avast!.