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How To Remove Avg Toolbar Homepage And Securesearch?

by Briony Cole Technical Support Engineer
While we all totally appreciate the high degree of protection AVG antivirus provides, it is definitely a bit overbearing to the web browsing process. The AVG toolbar exists to mark up all the search results and passes them with a graphical “tick mark” If the protection tool deems them to be safe and secure, while for others it does not. In a much similar fashion, the Secure Search is an analyzer that scans the websites you visit to protect your identity and account in case there are some phishing attacks. This feature, while has indeed a good application, the process becomes detrimental to the browsing experience if by any case the utility malfunctions.


To shut down these two options, there are different strategies for different operating system
AVG Support UK now discusses the different strategies you need to apply to disable the mentioned utilities for the different version of windows. These steps are going to be same at a fundamental level; the only differentiating factor is their interface.

For Windows 10:

1. Go to Start -> control panel
2. Select Program and Features from the given tabs
3.On the given List uninstall the AVG Security Toolbar, SafeGuard toolbar or Web TuneUp.
4.You may be prompted to restart your computer.
5.Remove AVG as your default search provider

For windows 8

1.Right click on your desktop’s left corner and go to the Control Panel.
2.Go to Programs and features.
3.From the given list, uninstall any of the following tools

  • Security Toolbar,
  • Safeguard.
  • Web TuneUp.
4.Restart your system to finalize uninstall.
5.Reset your search provider.


For Windows 7/Vista (As the interface is basically the same, we do not need apply different methods)

1.Go to start and then select Control Panel.
2.Go to Programs and features/ uninstall programs.
3.From the given list, uninstall any of the following tools

  • Security Toolbar,
  • Safeguard.
  • Web TuneUp.
4.Restart your system to finalize uninstall.
5.Reset your search provider.


For windows XP

1.Click on start button and then select the Control Panel.
2.Select the “Add or remove programs”
3.From the given list of programs, uninstall any of the following tools

  • Security Toolbar,
  • Safeguard.
  • Web TuneUp.

4.Restart your system to finalize uninstall.
5.Reset your search provider.


As already mentioned, the fundamentals to remove the utilities are same for all the operating systems. Now, we move on to remove the SecureSearch option. The methods are going to be browser dependent, but the fundamentals would be the same.

Google Chrome

To remove the utility from chrome:

1.Click on the menu at the top right.
2.Select settings from the drop down menu.
3.Select the “Extensions” option from the left bar.
4.Remove the SecureSearch extension by clicking on the trash icon.

Mozilla Firefox

To remove the add on from Mozilla

1.Go to settings
2.Select “Add-ons”
3.Remove SecureSearch

You have to follow the same train of thought with other browsers such as Edge, or internet explorer

Note: After you have removed the utility, you would have to restart the browser for the settings to take full effect.

In case even after performing all the given steps, you are still encountering the AVG tool bar, you have to manually reset your default search engine. For this, you can get assistance from AVG Technical support Number UK @ 0800-046-5200. Furthermore, for future considerations AVG technical support advises the users to only go for the default Google search engine in order to browse without any restrictions. It might not be fully protected, but under no circumstance would it hamper your browsing experience.

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About Briony Cole Freshman   Technical Support Engineer

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Joined APSense since, September 26th, 2017, From London, United Kingdom.

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