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Windows 7: How can I kill AVG Search?


29 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Retail
 
 
How can I kill AVG Search?

I try and try to kill this product but it comes back like a zombie. I removed it from Firefox and Chrome but when I do a search in Chrome it reappears. So far, it has remained blocked in FF. If I remove it from settings in Chrome it will come back. Is there an effective way to block this ZombieWare?


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29 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I'd go all the way(through) to step 4 in this guide.

Remove "AVG Secure Search" redirect (Virus Removal Guide)
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29 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If it was my computer I would do this first. Pick the one you need for your system.
AVG Removal Tool.

AVG | Download tools and utilities

Then I would use this to clean up the crap off of your browsers.

Downloading AdwCleaner
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29 Oct 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

AdwCleaner will get rid of it.

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.

Using AdwCleaner v3: Scan & Clean:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
  • After the scan has finished...
  • This time, click on the Clean button.
  • Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
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30 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit Retail
 
 

I ran AdwCleaner and could not find any instance of AVG. From the looks of it, my computer seems to now be "sanitized."

Thanks to all for this tip!
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30 Oct 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Can you show/ (copy and paste) the AdwCleaner[R0].txt

A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool
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31 Oct 2013   #7

Win 7 Home Premium SP1 32 bit
 
 

Follow Jacee's Advice .. for best results.. she is our Security Expert
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