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Remove AVG Search from Address Bar

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  • آخر ردّ كتبه KerriB

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I've seen a few posts about the AVG 2012 Search, but none match what I'm looking for.

My homepage is set to, and my quick search toolbar is set to google as well with all other search engines removed.

I didn't have this problem before until yesterday when I formatted my computer and re-installed everything.

If I type in the address bar terms to search, hit enter, it use to come up with a Google results page. Now when I type up there, hit enter I get an AVG secure search page powered by Google, and the address bar icon changes from a Google logo to AVG.

Only if I type in the address bar. When I open a new tab the cursor always defaults into the address window not the google search page so, always forget to click into the google page and type. In any case, if I search with the google search bar or on the google webpage it's fine, it's just if I type in the address bar and hit enter that I get this page.

Anyway to switch it back to google?

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You should be able to fix this with the steps in the first section of What to do when searches take you to the wrong search website

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No such luck... default value is blank, if I add, or just, if I type in a search term into the location bar, for example "test" it automatically tries to send me to "" instead of showing results.

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Sorry - I see the problem now. wasn't the default to begin with. To change it you need to change the default to

Those instructions are here Changing the internet keyword service

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Awesome, now it's working again...

I tried clicking default but it was greyed out and the value was just blank, but just tried and gave it a test and it's back to normal.


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I had AVG Secure Search take over my Google bar and homepage today. I uninstalled AVG from my sys, but it still shows in Firefox search bar, altho I reset my homepage as Speed Dial. Can't find it in registry. Not impressed - can you tell me how to rid Firefox of any AVG remnants?

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Spent some time too and found that uninstalling it from Control Panel / Programs and Features works for me. (so far)

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Here is what I just found to rid ourselves of this: