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How to remove AVG Secure Search the manual way

There are so many useless replies in other postings that didn't work that I decided to write the manual method for removal. Wading thru a confusing pile of posts is absur… (read more)

There are so many useless replies in other postings that didn't work that I decided to write the manual method for removal. Wading thru a confusing pile of posts is absurd. I hope this posts makes it easier for people trying to remove it.

First, the removal tool at AVG Secure Search doesn't work. It is bs. They even say it may take multiple reboots before it is removed. That is absurd.

Here is manual removal method.

0) Take note of the exact day and time AVG was installed. Write it down.

1) Stop ?ToolBarUpdate process

2) Delete AVG Secure Search directory in

  Program Files (86x)
  Program Files (86x)\Common
  ProgramData
  ProgramData\Common


3) Do a find in regedit. Delete any major entry containing "AVG Secure Search".

4) Search your local drive for any remaining file created around time that AVG program was installed. Look at properties attributes for the file. See if it is created by AVG. Delete it if so.

  There may be an avg@toolbar directory left also.

5) You may as well remove anything in Firefox as well. Check the directories again 24 hours later to make sure the AVG Secure Search doesn't exist or didn't reinstall

You should be done

Asked by prioris 8 years ago

Answered by prioris 8 years ago

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Facebook videoes wont be shown in firefox

When I play a video on facebook, I will get sound, but just a blank screen.. On youtube, everything works as it should. In google chrome, everything works as it should on… (read more)

When I play a video on facebook, I will get sound, but just a blank screen.. On youtube, everything works as it should. In google chrome, everything works as it should on both youtube and facebook.

Facebook videos will work if I choose "start again without add-ons" from the help menu, and then selects safe mode.

I have tried to disable all of the add-ons when I use firefox normally, but it dosn't help.

How can I fix this?

Asked by altairz 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Mozilla 15.0.1 gets stuck. You click on links and nothing happens. No wheels spinning, nothing. I open Firefox in a new window, the same thing. I can fix it onl

Mozilla 15.0.1 gets stuck. You click on links and nothing happens. No wheels spinning, nothing. I open Firefox in a new window, the same thing. I can fix it only by start… (read more)

Mozilla 15.0.1 gets stuck. You click on links and nothing happens. No wheels spinning, nothing. I open Firefox in a new window, the same thing. I can fix it only by starting task manager and closing all Firefox windows. [When I launch Internet Explorer, it has no problems.] Thanks for your help!

Asked by hurons 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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After updating Firefox have ask.com and can not get rid of it.

In truth I don't know if this started after updating Firefox. But I do have ask.com coming up as my default search engine now and I hate it. In the past others had trou… (read more)

In truth I don't know if this started after updating Firefox. But I do have ask.com coming up as my default search engine now and I hate it. In the past others had trouble with this after an update I have read and done the home:config stuff and ask.com persists. I also did all the other add/delete stuff mentioned in other articles.

I have loved firefox. I have a t-shirt. If someone doesn't use firefox I consider them a weenie. But adding "ask" after an update is toooooo much.

I used and want to continue to use google.

I am still having trouble believing that firefox did this.

Asked by MadNow 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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thumbnails in new tab

When clicking on the + to get a new tab, instead of getting a page with thuymbnails, I get a page with the babylon search page instead. Anyone know how to restore the thu… (read more)

When clicking on the + to get a new tab, instead of getting a page with thuymbnails, I get a page with the babylon search page instead. Anyone know how to restore the thumbnails?

Asked by MSS3 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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What is keyboard stroke that invokes menu command with underline letter M in Move.

I use Windows 7 and am organizing my bookmarks in Firefox. I want to save time by using a keyboard stroke rather than the pull down menu with the Move command. Doesn't … (read more)

I use Windows 7 and am organizing my bookmarks in Firefox. I want to save time by using a keyboard stroke rather than the pull down menu with the Move command. Doesn't the underlined M mean a keyboard stroke should activate the MOVE command? I have tried the Ctrl key and the Alt key with the M to no avail. What key provides the right stroke to activate MOVE from the keyboard rather than the pulldown menu. I assume there must be a command; otherwise, why is the M in MOVE underlined.

Asked by MissionFig 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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How to get rid of Babylon search - Addional Question

The thread "How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?" gave a solution. This includes uninstalling with Control Panel all programs which refer to Babylon. My poiny is: w… (read more)

The thread "How to get rid of Babylon search for ever?" gave a solution. This includes uninstalling with Control Panel all programs which refer to Babylon. My poiny is: when I try and uninstall BabylonObjectInstaller, I am asked by Windows whether I authorize the program C:\Windows\Installer\19f200b7.msi from an “Unknown Publisher” to “make change to this computer”. So far, I replied "No" and BabylonObjectInstaller, stays in my list of programs.

I find ondeed strange that the Windows Uninstall procedure needs to run a program from an "unknown publisher". May I safely run it, or is there a risk that this program is itself part of the virus, and will contaminate even more my computer?.

Asked by Gex01 8 years ago

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Firefox is using an insane amout of memory?

Firefox, even with only Facebook open, is taking up at least 250,000-260,000k of RAM. I disabled all of my add-ons except for Adblock and Xmarks, and the only plugins ru… (read more)

Firefox, even with only Facebook open, is taking up at least 250,000-260,000k of RAM. I disabled all of my add-ons except for Adblock and Xmarks, and the only plugins running are things like flash and java. It's staying around 250,000k, even after restarting.

Its causing firefox to freeze up and run really slow, even with only like..3 tabs open. It's freezing as I type, with only this site and Facebook open. I have 4 gb of ram.

Asked by SneaselKat 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Youtube will not let me play videos. It lets me click play but then says an error occured. HELP!

Hi, i recently installed firefox cause chrome wasnt cutting it for me. I tried to watch a video on youtube, the page would load n all but then when the big play button co… (read more)

Hi, i recently installed firefox cause chrome wasnt cutting it for me. I tried to watch a video on youtube, the page would load n all but then when the big play button comes up in the middle of the video, that white noise blurry picture comes up and it says " an error occured, please try again later". and i have been trying again for hours -.-. Anyone help please!

Asked by mattmurfs 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Deleting Yahoo from menue bar

How do I remove the Yahoo! entry in the menu bar (not the Yahoo! toolbar). I have read similar articles on this topic, however they all say something like "Go to Tools>… (read more)

How do I remove the Yahoo! entry in the menu bar (not the Yahoo! toolbar).

I have read similar articles on this topic, however they all say something like "Go to Tools>Add-ons and select "Extension", etc." My "Extensions" listing is blank (although I do have add-ons installed, like Adblock.

Here is what I want to delete:

Yahoo! Menu Bar

Asked by rbscairns 8 years ago

Answered by rbscairns 8 years ago

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When I select a tab, the history automatically shows up for that tab, how do you turn it off?

I don't want to have the little white history box show every time I switch a tab or click on one. It make me click off it somewhere, I find this very unproductive. … (read more)

I don't want to have the little white history box show every time I switch a tab or click on one. It make me click off it somewhere, I find this very unproductive.

Asked by brcimo 8 years ago

Answered by philipp 8 years ago

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firefox 15 loading so slow.

I've used Firefox for years now. I like it. But the new version (15.0.1) loads some webpages soooo slowly, I'm ready to move one to Chrome or another browser. IMy firs… (read more)

I've used Firefox for years now. I like it. But the new version (15.0.1) loads some webpages soooo slowly, I'm ready to move one to Chrome or another browser. IMy first preference is to stick with Firefox, but I haven't found any solutions to my dilemma. Tried a solution posted (clear cookies and cache) which only gave me more problems. Don't know why that solution every go posted. Tried some possible solutions involving changing setup via about:config which didn't do anything one way or another. Disabled all of my plugins, which didn't do any good. Currently, I'm only running Flash. Website in question loads much better in Chrome. As I said before, my first preference is to stick with Firefox, but if I can't find I way to load finviz.com fast, I'm gone. Anyone have similar problems and hopefully, answers? Thanks for your time

Asked by bob10000 8 years ago

Answered by bob10000 8 years ago

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Finding a persona

I recently had to reinstall Firefox, and I'm trying to find the persona I had on it (I can't remember the name unfortunately). It looks similar to the Dark Light persona,… (read more)

I recently had to reinstall Firefox, and I'm trying to find the persona I had on it (I can't remember the name unfortunately). It looks similar to the Dark Light persona, but it also changed the menu colors to be dark as well. Does anyone know this persona?

Asked by pherrick 8 years ago

Answered by user633449 8 years ago

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It's possible to put tittle in the header of pinned tabs?

I have son pinned tabs, but his headers are only favicons. If I need to have some pinned tabs from the same site all of the looks the same. It's possible to have a tittl… (read more)

I have son pinned tabs, but his headers are only favicons. If I need to have some pinned tabs from the same site all of the looks the same. It's possible to have a tittle on the tab's header like a normal tab?

Asked by tnt80 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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WordPress Can't Comment On Select Blogs with Firefox 15

Firefox 15 Upgrade does not allow mouse recognition on Comment box of select blogs on WordPress. Able to comment on those blogs with IE. Mouse does not produce a blinkin… (read more)

Firefox 15 Upgrade does not allow mouse recognition on Comment box of select blogs on WordPress. Able to comment on those blogs with IE.

Mouse does not produce a blinking cursor in comment box, disallowing keyboard activity

Asked by DaveL 8 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 years ago

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Why doesn't the bookmarks library have the ability to sort the columns by "folder" (The subdirectory folder they are stored within)? Would Firefox please add?

Basically inside the bookmarks library, when searching for a particular bookmark, there is no way to display which folder that bookmark is saved to. It has been very frus… (read more)

Basically inside the bookmarks library, when searching for a particular bookmark, there is no way to display which folder that bookmark is saved to.

It has been very frustrating to not be able to do this because I'm a guy that has probably 2000+ bookmarks for reference and if I want to be able to move the bookmarks or confirm they are in the folder I wish, I would like a way to be able to search for them and have it not just show their location as a web address but ALSO as where they are saved. Perhaps name that new column "Folder" like Microsoft does in windows when you display a folder in the "Detail" view you know?

Thanks!

Asked by Skippys911 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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my hp 2050 printer will not print from firefox browser..works fine from other browsers...solutions?

HP 2050 prints just fine from other browsers and other printing jobs no problem. It's only when attempting to print from firefox that I get error: "AN UNKNOWN ERROR OCCUR… (read more)

HP 2050 prints just fine from other browsers and other printing jobs no problem. It's only when attempting to print from firefox that I get

error: "AN UNKNOWN ERROR OCCURRED WHILE PRINTING"

Solution?

Asked by lazyfonts 8 years ago

Answered by ideato 8 years ago