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Please tell me exactly how to remove the AVG search function

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Please tell me exactly how to remove the AVG search function

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You don't need to repeat yourself dozens of time or use profanity to get help here.

(1) Disable ALL nonessential or unrecognized extensions on this tab. Not sure what it does? If in doubt, disable:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

Use of the links above a disabled extension to restart Firefox if any appear.

(2) Reset your search providers to Google:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

(3) Check for a user.js file (do this before exiting Firefox, otherwise the settings in that file can undo your cleanup) as described in this article: How to fix preferences that won't save.

(4) If AVG search took over your new tab page (Ctrl+t), change that as follows:

(A) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(B) In the filter box, type or paste newtab and pause while the list is filtered

(C) Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and enter the desired value for your preferred page:

(i) Page thumbnails (default) => about:newtab

(ii) Blank tab => about:blank

(iii) Built-in Firefox home page => about:home

(iv) Any other page => full URL to the page


IMPORTANT: If you have AVG software in your Windows Control Panel, you may also need to remove it there.

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You don't need to repeat yourself dozens of time or use profanity to get help here.

(1) Disable ALL nonessential or unrecognized extensions on this tab. Not sure what it does? If in doubt, disable:

orange Firefox button (or Tools menu) > Add-ons > Extensions category

Use of the links above a disabled extension to restart Firefox if any appear.

(2) Reset your search providers to Google:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchreset/

(3) Check for a user.js file (do this before exiting Firefox, otherwise the settings in that file can undo your cleanup) as described in this article: How to fix preferences that won't save.

(4) If AVG search took over your new tab page (Ctrl+t), change that as follows:

(A) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter. Click the button promising to be careful.

(B) In the filter box, type or paste newtab and pause while the list is filtered

(C) Double-click the browser.newtab.url preference and enter the desired value for your preferred page:

(i) Page thumbnails (default) => about:newtab

(ii) Blank tab => about:blank

(iii) Built-in Firefox home page => about:home

(iv) Any other page => full URL to the page


IMPORTANT: If you have AVG software in your Windows Control Panel, you may also need to remove it there.

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Im probrably making this more difficult than it is ...

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@ (C) i doubled clicked per instructions.......
  (iii)  I typed  -  about:home - in the popup window.....nothing happens !

It resorts back to " about:newtab.....

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  Ive had other succesful wins with yahoo search an babaloyn.....was able to 86 em like a bad habit.........pls send help1
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Cancel the above : I fixed my AVG ISSUE..simply.. Tools>Options>General Tab>Home Page-Set to Default,,,,damn im good !

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