AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012

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  • 1.0 stars

    "1990's style browser hi-jacking"

    June 7, 2012  |   By dekeguard


    anti-virus ok


    Installer installs AVG toolbar and multiple extensions that subvert your own settings for search in all your browsers, and can't be uninstalled, only disabled, if you can find the settings.

    Unchecking the option to install the toolbar during installation is ignored.

    AVG has reverted to the slimy tactics of the 90's in hijacking your browser.


    Absolutely not worth it. Run away and stay away from this software.

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  • Reply by Ondrej_AVG on June 7, 2012

    Hello dekeguard,

    Could you please discuss the ignored set up to not install AVG Security Toolbar with us at CNET AVG Forum or AVG Forums? As this option is fully working in our tests.

    Please keep in mind that also installation of AVG Secure Search as default search provider is optional during AVG installation.

    To uninstall AVG Security Toolbar and change browser settings please follow steps in this How-To article:


    Thank you

    Ondrej Ploteny
    Community Relations Supervisor

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