AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012

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    "Slow, Ineffective, Cannot Uninstall"

    August 14, 2012  |   By BobbyLogan61


    None that I saw.


    Hijacks and sets up in places it shouldn't, slowing down startup process. Impossible to completely uninstall, leaves pre-fetch files and ghosts all over the place. Going to have to re-install windows to get rid of this piece of crap.
    ASC is way better.


    Don't download, it's just a sales tool you can NEVER get rid of.

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  • Reply by mlgsupergame on August 22, 2012

    You have to download the uninstaller...

  • Reply by merglerr on August 20, 2012

    I agree with the other post-ers that the AVG uninstall is useless. Like too many other "tools" whether free or paid for, it leaves traces in the registry and in system folders. While it is not for the faint of heart, editing the registry was necessary in my case to completely uninstall it after the more traditional uninstall. It would still be on my system if it did not conflict with other tools (lots of false positives).

  • Reply by Gold Dust on August 14, 2012

    The AVG uninstall removal tool hardly ever works. Here is something that work for me I uninstalled AVG but I kept the LinkScanner installed and the AVG antivirus was uninstalled, than I uninstalled the LinkScanner than AVG was gone off of my computer. Well this is how I got AVG off of my machine. Hope it works for you?

  • Reply by BobbyLogan61 on August 14, 2012

    Been trying to cleanse AVG from my system for over an hour.
    AVG is not an antivirus, AVG IS A VIRUS much like necrotizing fascitis, it will not load properly so attempts to uninstall are a waste of time. ERROR MESSAGE after ERROR MESSAGE.

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