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How to Remove AVG toolbar and search

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    No virus protection or security will stop junk from downloading into your computer if you check YES on a popup. You are giving them permission.

    From now on when I get a popup telling me "such and such" a program needs to update, I go right to that programs site and check it out. Is there an update? If so, it should be available on their site. I don't know what thrill these geeks get out of doing this to people... and I refuse to use Bing for that reason. A few years ago it was Bing that was being forced on us through this nefarious tricks. Follow the rule: Don't click on any popups. Don't click on any links from emails. ( I get 3 or 4 a day that are fakes emails.) If my bank has a problem with my account, I go to the bank site (from my own link not theirs) and check. You need to be suspicious of everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Setchietoe2 View Post
    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...

    you like the word like dont you like?
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    Barbee. I dont get pop ups, my browser is set not to allow them
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    What browser?
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    All of the popular ones, there is a pop up blocker link in the options tools etc
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    In NYC
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    elbmek I do like the word like, sometimes, it's funny for me. but yeah I totally agree with what Barbie said


    From now on when I get a popup telling me "such and such" a program needs to update, I go right to that programs site and check it out. Is there an update? If so, it should be available on their site. I don't know what thrill these geeks get out of doing this to people... and I refuse to use Bing for that reason. A few years ago it was Bing that was being forced on us through this nefarious tricks. Follow the rule: Don't click on any popups. Don't click on any links from emails. ( I get 3 or 4 a day that are fakes emails.) If my bank has a



    I also do this, but what makes these people so annoying is the fact that they know computers enough to hack and **** up programs, etc.. I thought about taking a course on this, the only way to really address this is to understand how it really works, requires a lot of time, but I'd rather do that then be biting my nails the entire time and depending on Norton. My best friend Norton. lol
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