AVG AntiVirus Free 2013

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    "AVG is EVIL. Period."

    April 22, 2013  |   By AnitaLife


    NONE -- This IS a virus. Do not install it or any of its components.


    Can't get rid of it no matter what I do. DO NOT install AVG's so-called "un-installer"...it's another scam.

    AVG is aggressive and took over my Google Chrome. I re-set the home page a dozen times. I reset my search engine preference a dozen times.

    There is some routine in there that resets AVG as the search engine and home page. I manually removed what I could.

    I finally got rid of Google Chrome. Firefox and IE were salvageable.

    I ran three different anti-virus programs (including Malwarebytes). I've gone through regular un-install. I've deleted files manually.

    I used Malwarebytes FileAssassin to get rid of components that would not delete.

    And, still I had to remove Google Chrome entirely.



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  • Reply by tydicea on April 27, 2013

    Learn about the program you want before you download it on to your system, in the future. It is your own ignorance of AVG the created the issue(s) you described. Do a custom install where you can select only the functions/components you want.

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