Friday, March 7, 2014

How to Get Rid of AVG Secure Search from Chrome/Firefox/Explorer

I have tried many of the method suggested by user but AVG Secure Search is unaffected or goes away but keeps coming back.

AVG Secure Search Hijacker Description

Threat Type: Redirect virus, browser hijacker, toolbar, adware
Alert level: Severe
Targeted Browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari. 
Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows8. 

AVG Secure Search, also known as AVG safe search or, is a potentially unwanted application that hijacks users’ homepage and default search engine significantly. It is an typical browser hijacker which has been installed silently. It appears as a search toolbar which cannot seem to be canceled. The application is very aggressive and interferes with web browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. It may be installed together with AVG Security software. However, it can be dropped through unsafe download, suspicious website, porn, Java update and spam email attachments. People need to pay more attention to download procedure, avoid fast click. Like many other computer malware, AVG Secure Search causes damages and changes without users’ knowledge. It comes bounded with the third party. Each time users get unrelated search results from this horrible toolbar.Besides, AVG Secure Search hijacker redirects you to unfamiliar advertising websites, asking to download software or push you into purchasing some products. Many people complain its annoyances. Once it is installed in computer, the program changes computer default setting and browser provider. It configures itself to pop up automatically each time the browser is loaded. With a new tab, it replaces your homepage. In addition, the AVG Secure Search virus is able to add vicious codes to track users’ online behaviour and internet habit. Cookies and key loggers are utilized to exploit confidential financial information. You should be informed the situation and uninstall AVG Secure Search browser hijacker as quickly as you can

Every time I open Google Chrome, instead of opening the "New Tab" page, it opens an AVG search page. How do I get it to go back to opening the "New Tab" page? 

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AVG Secure Search ( AVG Safe Search)attacks your computer badly

  • AVG Secure Search gets into computer all of a sudden
  • AVG Secure Search messes up computer by adding or deleting windows registries
  • AVG Secure Search installs additional applications which may contain virus
  • AVG Secure Search aims to scam users’ personal information to earn money
  • AVG Secure Search allow remote accesses and crashes down browsers significantly

Time to remove AVG Secure Search hijacker/toolbar from your computer.

Step 1 Show all hidden files

 1. Close all programs so that you are at your desktop.
2. Click on the Start button. This is the small round button with the Windows flag in the lower left corner.
3. Click on the Control Panel menu option.
4. When the control panel opens click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
5. Under the Folder Options category, click on Show Hidden Files or Folders.
6. Press the Apply button and then the OK button.

Step 2 The following files must be deleted

Step 3 Uninstall from Control Panel
Windows 8
Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove related programs.

Windows XP
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find related programs, and hit Remove.

Windows 7/Vista
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find related programs, and click on Uninstall.

Step 4 Open Registry Editor and clan all associated registries
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)
Registry Editor

Step 5 Reset Browser Setting
Mozilla Firefox
1.Press Alt+H and click Troubleshooting Information.
2.Click Reset Firefox.
3.Again click another Reset Firefox and click Finish.

Internet Explorer
1.Press Alt+T.
2.Click Internet Options and open the Advanced tab.
3.Click Reset.
4.Select the tick box and again click Reset.

Google Chrome
1.Press Alt+T.
2.Point to Tools and click Extensions.
3.Remove the unwanted browser add-on.
4.Click Settings.
5.In the On startup section, click the last option and click Set pages.
6.Change the startup page.
7.In the Search section, click Manage search engine and change the search provider.

NOTE: Tried hard but failed? Unable to figure out by yourself? Ask Help from MiTechMate PC Lab Immediately.

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