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    OMG Get rid of AVG


    I downloaded WinZip and specified JUST WINZIP but of course got crap. How do I get rid of AVG search as my home page and get it off my computer because others say if you just disable it, it keeps coming back. And why don't these programs show up in Control Panel? I use FF, Chrome and IE. I use each for different purposes. They have ALL been affected.

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    Go to the Window's uninstaller. If it's there, you should be able to uninstall it.
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Hi Barbee,

    I never had that installed so I can't provide any specific direction; however, click this link and you'll find lots of suggestions:

    https://www.google.com/#q=how+to+remove+avg+search

    So, you can either review the many ways listed from the search results or wait for someone to provide a step-by-step for you.


    Good luck with your decision on how to proceed,

    my2cents
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    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Hi Barbee,

    I never had that installed so I can't provide any specific direction; however, click this link and you'll find lots of suggestions:

    https://www.google.com/#q=how+to+remove+avg+search

    So, you can either review the many ways listed from the search results or wait for someone to provide a step-by-step for you.


    Good luck with your decision on how to proceed,

    my2cents

    I did that search too, but i only trust advice from THIS SITE. No others. Thank you for trying though.
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    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Barbee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by my2cents View Post
    Hi Barbee,

    I never had that installed so I can't provide any specific direction; however, click this link and you'll find lots of suggestions:

    https://www.google.com/#q=how+to+remove+avg+search

    So, you can either review the many ways listed from the search results or wait for someone to provide a step-by-step for you.


    Good luck with your decision on how to proceed,

    my2cents

    I did that search too, but i only trust advice from THIS SITE. No others. Thank you for trying though.
    I'm still new here so I'm just learning and I thought I could help.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Hi Barbee:
    Use this method. Follow ALL the instructions carefully including alternative instructions in the 'Comments':
    Remove "AVG Secure Search" redirect (Virus Removal Guide)

    Do everything Stelian suggests or you'll never get rid of the darn thing!
    Good luck.
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    I did a system restore to yesterday. All gone. Thanks to all who helped.
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    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Excellent! Have a great weekend!
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  9. #9


    Reboot in "safe mode with networking" and run MalwareBytes from a flash drive. It will almost always clean it up...
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    Thank you... that's good to know.
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