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How to Remove AVG toolbar and search

  1. #31


    whats your browser?

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  2. #32


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    whats your browser?
    Firefox at v29.0 now.
    AVG Site Safety Plugin 17.0.0.12
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  3. #33


    damn, i took that out so cant help on that score. Firefox contained ad bugs.
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  4. #34


    Quote Originally Posted by elbmek View Post
    damn, i took that out so cant help on that score. Firefox contained ad bugs.
    It's not a real problem as it is disabled and it would not activate but just sits there
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  5. #35


    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Between Revo & CCleaner These unwanted crapwares should be easily gotten rid of.
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  6. #36


    OK try this:

    Freebie program called Toolwiz Care

    Open Security

    Plug in Manager

    Look for the relevant entry and ask program to delete it by clicking remove selected plug in

    There is also another program, not quite relevant called Ad Block, it goes into the browser as a plug in and stops ALL ads from web pages, including Facebook etc. It is a freebie but the person who wrote it asks for donations as its his full time job now. I had to add my own sites as good to go because it hides banners too! Select relevant browsers for it to be installed in, it can handle all the major ones.
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  7. #37


    In NYC
    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    I honestly hate AVG it just plagues your computer I'm trying to figure out how to keep it off of mine, Sometimes I go through periods where I don't have norton, Preferably they only last about a few months but still If I can avoid AVG at all costs I do, Plus* I dont' believe in any kind of freeware, +++++ I do have a question though however, I'm wondering what is this malwarebytes pro thing?
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  8. #38


    It scans your computer for malware. I works well and is fast... but I can't use it because it isn't compatible with my security which is Trend Micro.
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  9. #39


    In NYC
    Posts : 5
    windows 8


    I'm trying to figure out how to keep my computer safe from viruses and all those um, like ad's that get installed when you install something you shouldn't like I got this pop up recently that said upgrade your free flash or something like that something told me not to click it but I did and then I got like all this avg shit, and my search pages were changed, so here I am all freaked out because i know once you get avg your screweed! your computer will go haywire.. I'm like I need to get schooled on this and quick because I don't plan on dropping $75 on tech support to get some computer shit resolved. Plus it does take a while. But What I find really interesting is that when I call tech support for a Gateway, I get a person from Asar Who tells me they can't help me...
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  10. #40


    Wouldn't relay on customer support, they don't know how much you know and what else what else is on your system that may be related to your problem. Only half way solution is if they can connect and take over your system. To let somebody loose on my system and even to pay for it is not in my books, no way.
    I know from personal experience how difficult it is to help somebody over the phone, even if I know them and maybe remember something about their system. Most of the time it's easier to go there and fix it than to try to explain things. I make sure they see what I'm doing and explain why and what so they may learn something.
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