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How to Remove AVG toolbar and search

  1. #21


    I had this same issue on a client's PC yesterday and I uninstalled AVG (crapware, in my humble opinion) using CCleaner. I then install MSE and MalwareBytes Premium.

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
    I had this same issue on a client's PC yesterday and I uninstalled AVG (crapware, in my humble opinion) using CCleaner. I then install MSE and MalwareBytes Premium.
    MSE and Malwarebytes are good but MSE doesn't work with 8.1 and so I am using Trend Micro that came with the computer and you can't use Malwarebytes with it. But I have both on my laptop win 7 and they work great.

    I also can't use Firefox anymore because my computer is 64 bit but I use Waterfox and Chrome.
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  3. #23


    I have just re-installed win 8.1 pro, the only problem was AVG Internet Security 2014, it kept saying I had to re-install AFTER a new upgrade every time I put the pc on, it said the same thing, even though I had already done it - each time. So I downloaded AVG Removal Tool and it cleared the lot out, then I re-installed it and its fine now.

    I am also running malwarebytes pro, and this is fine alongside AVG in 8.1 Pro.

    As I had to go out last night, I initiated Windows Defender, until this morning when I fixed AVG.
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  4. #24


    AVG removal tool did not uninstall it from my FF, it's still there but set to "Never Activate".
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  5. #25


    thats strange, mine did the un install, then suggested I reboot to remove the remainder?? As soon as it was rebooted and running, I reinstalled AVG. It has just proved its worth too. I was going to install bit torrent and AVG reported that it was riddled with bugs, naming them as conduit, candy and others. It then proceeded to remove the download.
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  6. #26


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    thats strange, mine did the un install, then suggested I reboot to remove the remainder?? As soon as it was rebooted and running, I reinstalled AVG. It has just proved its worth too. I was going to install bit torrent and AVG reported that it was riddled with bugs, naming them as conduit, candy and others. It then proceeded to remove the download.
    But, but, but, I never used AVG anything at all, this one snuck on on me somehow and I'm pretty careful when installing things. It's staying there since FF v 19.0. Keep updating but even when I reinstalled FF it stuck there like super glued. It's doing nothing since it is disabled. Can't find it in about:config or in registry.
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  7. #27


    When I install anything I click on custom install, if available; thats where all those nasty little swines can be unticked. I go very slowly and read each screen to make sure I read it right.

    If you have problems uninstalling anything try iobit uninstaller, it does a power scan afterwards to make sure nothing is left in the registry, and if there is, it lists it for you to tick and remove.

    IObit Uninstaller, Uninstall Tool, Advanced Uninstaller - IObit

    But do custom install and watch out for the little already ticked boxes, it tries to install Advanced System Care into your machine too. Its bug free and free and does a decent job of cleaning but unless you want it, untick it.
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  8. #28


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    When I install anything I click on custom install, if available; thats where all those nasty little swines can be unticked. I go very slowly and read each screen to make sure I read it right.

    If you have problems uninstalling anything try iobit uninstaller, it does a power scan afterwards to make sure nothing is left in the registry, and if there is, it lists it for you to tick and remove.

    IObit Uninstaller, Uninstall Tool, Advanced Uninstaller - IObit

    But do custom install and watch out for the little already ticked boxes, it tries to install Advanced System Care into your machine too. Its bug free and free and does a decent job of cleaning but unless you want it, untick it.
    Yeah, a lot of that stuff floating around, all hawking of all things more freeware, yuck. Revo Uninstaller has a feture where you can install SW thru it and then it can clean up after even better but I keep forgetting to use it. Not getting younger, you know and am not a spring chicken either.
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  9. #29


    nor me. I can retire this year if I want. Things like toolbars etc can be uninstalled in the browser settings, click on toolbars and delete them.
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    nor me. I can retire this year if I want. Things like toolbars etc can be uninstalled in the browser settings, click on toolbars and delete them.
    Hell no, it won't go, there's only disable for it.
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