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