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avg secure search has taken over my computer ..make it go away

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I can't seem to get rid of avg secure search can you help

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Hey hakenhake,

Do you simply want to remove Secure Search altogether, or just from Firefox? To remove altogether: Control Panel>Uninstall>AVG Secure Search>Right-click>Uninstall

To remove from Fx: Enter '"about:config" in the Awesome Bar. You'll get a warning; don't worry, just be careful.

Scroll down to find this preference name: "browser.search.defaultenginename" (you can use the search bar to find it fast)

Click on it, and change it to "Google" or whatever you'd like to use.

Enjoy your manually modified Awesome Bar!

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You go hit more searches and hit remove on avg then it will go away!

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I've tried everything, too. FINALLY did this to get it off homepage....

click Firefox Options General tab [there it sits st Startup - Homepage] highlight and replace with another page.

It won't show up again.

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Thank you, epicaleb. I did what what you said. Did not work.

I went back to" about:config". Searched remaining AVG reference by entering "avg" on the search bar. Two more items came up. (1) "avg.userPreferences.newtabDisabledByUser" - I set this to "true" (2) another line hat AVG used with with search words typed into the URL bar. I chose "Reset" on that one.

And, now, I am happy to report no more AVG. Thanks for your help!  :)

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Hello,

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.

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Thank you.