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how do I block something called "avgsearch.com"; it looks like a browser set by my virus software and I deplore the idea of a virus software diverting my information on the internet instead of just protecting me

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this website came up on its own and looks like it came from my virus software through avg. I detest the idea of a virus software doing things which I have not authorized as it looks like it is setting itself as some type of default browser. how do I get rid of it and prevent it from functioning. I already complained to avg to no avail. thanks,

this website came up on its own and looks like it came from my virus software through avg. I detest the idea of a virus software doing things which I have not authorized as it looks like it is setting itself as some type of default browser. how do I get rid of it and prevent it from functioning. I already complained to avg to no avail. thanks,

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Additional System Details

Sites Affected

http://http://isearch.avg.com/dns?cid={1e044fce-3ce4-4785-be3d-eac3b9929dad}&mid=d754eac085916725c40f66d8d6bafa5a-4c06d08c755e6f711e0f2f658813471353768e1b&ds=AVG&v=9.0.0.23&lang=en&pr=pr&d=2012-01-02%2018%3A53%3A38&sap=dns&q=wsj&urlref=http%3A//online.wsj

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.2
  • Shockwave Flash 11.1 r102
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Google Update
  • iTunes Detector Plug-in
  • 4.0.60831.0
  • Plug-in for Web-Based Email
  • Plug-in for Starfield utilities
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • RealPlayer(tm) HTML5VideoShim Plug-In
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • 12.0.1.633
  • NPWLPG
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • Virtual Earth 3D 4.00100226006 plugin for Mozilla
  • np-mswmp
  • Package Installer & Install Conduit

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:9.0.1) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/9.0.1

More Information

see above

the-edmeister
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See this support thread - dmcritchie's first posting.
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/892957

See this support thread - dmcritchie's first posting. <br /> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/892957
cor-el
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See also [/questions/810780]

See also [[/questions/810780]]