My friend posted an article regarding chrome and UX last night. He sent me a note as it has a lot to do with my interest area, and probably expected me to have a ton to say about user experience and Chrome. However in this article there was a notion that caught my interest:
Also the installation is simple. But what about the installation directory? Why are we way down in local settings? C:\Users\Magnus\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application Is there something wrong with following standards when it comes to using the Program Files directory? This is not an oversight so what's the rationale?
I noticed that the issue here is even bigger. This means that any application running has full access to modify the application. This circumvent the security that Microsoft has built around application and user data. This is why you should follow the guidelines that Microsoft has in place.
Also read what Magnus has to say about the fact that Google Chrome plays outside of Vista Security Zones. But for me this would trigger an uninstall of Chrome.