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How do I get rid AVG Secure Search Remove on all new tabs in my IE?

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How do I get rid AVG Secure Search Remove on all new tabs in my IE?

JADavis9
I have this darn thing showing up on all new tabs in my IE even though Facebook is set to be my home page when I first open IE and new tabs have always had that blank page thing until AVG trashed up my life.
My problem with all that I have read above is that I am on Windows XP and Internet Explorer 8 and I ONLY have Google Search in my computer and I have removed all others with that v link in the upper right on IE that says Manage Search Providers. Google is the only one listed and the box in the lower left is checked to Prevent programs from suggesting changes to my default search provider.
everything so far seems to address Google or Chrome or other stuff.
This stupid AVG Secure Search page pops up on me only on a new tab and it has a fallacious Settings link in the lower right that pops a screen that looks like if you just uncheck this pre-checked box saying Show AVG Secure Search Box on new tabs in the browser .... and then click OK it should go away. But, of course, it doesn't because AVG is a big farce.
What can I do to get rid of this AVG thing? I'm a newbie so please be a little specific and don't be afraid that it might offend me. Trust me .... you won't. Only this bogus AVG deal can do that!
It's probably some Add On but I don't have a clue about those and I could really use some quick help. I don't really need to learn all about Add Ons. I just would like to learn enuf to get rid of this one. Can someone jump in and give me a little quick help please?
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PurpleSkys Moderator
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uninstall your chrome, see if that helps, then reinstall your antivirus program; let us know if that works

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userlogin7777
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I had same problem. I accidently pressed the 'yes' button when the AVG window asked me if i wanted AVG to monitor my browser or something like that. So annoying.

To get rid of it: I went to windows control panel and choose 'Uninstall a program' You will see the AVG program which I kept installed. Then you will see the AVG Toolbar. Uninstall that one.

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kwebbtx
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I contacted AVG on their facebook page and they sent me to a link to download a tool to remove it. Worked great! http://www.avg.com/us-en/faq.num-5200

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leopardabsurdity
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I uninstalled both of the above and installed opera and avira free and now am happy camper. gave chrome feedback that I was otherwise very happy but that avg secure site was the reason I switched. :} Maybe they will get their stuff together and develop a working uninstaller for AVG secure site. Although now I am using Opera, I'm really liking it so far... . BTW neither the uninstall option in settings, nor the uninstaller AVG tech support sent me worked.