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March 30, 2012 07:17 How To Disable AVG Secure Search Provider In Browsers #196402
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The AVG Security Toolbar version 12.2.0.5 or higher allows easy removal of the Secure Search from your browsers.

1. Click the small arrow on your toolbar, next to the AVG logo.
2. Select Uninstall AVG Security Toolbar as seen on the attached screenshot.
3. Choose either to keep or remove Secure Search from your browsers as seen on the other attached screenshot.



If you have an older AVG Security Toolbar version, the toolbar has been uninstalled and you don't wish to re-install it (for the purpose of easy removal) or the above described procedure dos not work for you, please follow this procedure and the subsequent posts below:

The AVG Secure Search configuration is kept by browsers even after removing the AVG Security Toolbar. Please refer to following posts if you wish to change the search provider configuration in your browser(s).

Please make sure to remove the AVG Security Toolbar first, if you wish to disable the AVG Secure Search provider completely. More information on removing the AVG Security Toolbar can be found in these FAQ articles:
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March 30, 2012 07:27 How To Disable AVG Secure Search.. Internet Explorer 9 #196403
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Internet Explorer 9

1. Press the Windows logo key and R simultaneously.
2. Type inetcpl.cpl and click OK.
3. Click the Programs tab.
4. Click the Manage add-ons button.
5. Select the Search Providers item as seen on this screenshot.
6. You can select any of the available search providers in the list, set it as default or remove it. Before removing a search provider, please make sure to set another one as your default search provider. If your favorite search provider is not in the list, click the Find more search providers blue link in the lower part of the window.
7. Also, you could prevent programs from changing your default search provider and enable or disable searching in the address bar.
8. All changes are applied immediately; when the configuration suits your needs, simply click the Close button.

While using the AVG Secure Search provider, you could have changed your home page by clicking the Set as homepage link in the upper-right corner of the AVG Secure Search page. If you wish to change your default home page now, please proceed as follows:
1. Open the desired web page (e.g. your favorite search portal) in your Internet Explorer browser.
2. Right click the “home” icon in upper-right corner of the window.
3. Select Add or change home page in the menu.
4. Then, select the Use this webpage as your only home page option and confirm your choice.
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March 30, 2012 07:37 How To Disable AVG Secure Search.. Internet Explorer 8 #196404
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Internet Explorer 8

If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, we strongly recommend upgrading to the most recent Internet Explorer version. Please run the Windows Update facility if you wish to download Internet Explorer 9.
(The Internet Explorer 9 is not available for older Windows versions, such as the Windows XP.)

1. Press the Windows logo key and R simultaneously.
2. Type inetcpl.cpl and click OK.
3. Click the Programs tab.
4. Click the Manage add-ons button.
5. Select the Search Providers item as seen on this screenshot.
6. You can select any of the available search providers in the list, set it as default or remove it. Before removing a search provider, please make sure to set another one as your default search provider. If your favorite search provider is not in the list, click the Find more search providers blue link in the lower part of the window.
7. Also, you could prevent programs from changing your default search provider.
8. All changes are applied immediately; when the configuration suits your needs, simply click the Close button.

If you wish to change your default home page, please proceed as follows:
1. Open the desired web page (e.g. your favorite search portal) using the Internet Explorer 8 browser.
2. Click the small black arrow next to the “home” button and select Add or change home page.
3. Then, select the Use this webpage as your only home page option and confirm your choice.
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March 30, 2012 07:56 How To Disable AVG Secure Search.. Mozilla Firefox #196406
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Mozilla Firefox

1. Click the small arrow next to the search provider icon and select Manage Search Engines…
2. Select the AVG Secure Search and Remove it as seen on this screenshot.
3. Open the Firefox menu and select Options -> Options (or open the Tools menu and select the Options item).
4. Select the General tab and reset your home page as seen on this screenshot.
5. Type about:config in the address bar and press Enter.
6. Press the I’ll be careful, I promise! Button.
7. Type search in the Search text box.
8. Right-click the browser.search.defaultenginename and select Reset from the context menu.
9. Type keyword in the Search text box.
10. Right-click the keyword.URL item and select Reset from the context menu.
11. Type browser.startup in the Search text box.
12. Right-click the browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone item and select Reset from the context menu.
13. Restart the Mozilla Firefox.
14. AVG Secure Search is now completely removed from the Mozilla Firefox browser.
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March 30, 2012 08:14 How To Disable AVG Secure Search.. Google Chrome #196408
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Google Chrome

1. Click the wrench icon in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window and select Tools -> Extensions.
2. Disable (untick) the AVG Secure Search extension.

Instructions for previous version (11.x or lower) of AVG Secure Search and AVG Security Toolbar.
1. Click the wrench icon in the upper-right corner of the Chrome window and select Settings (or Options if using an older Chrome version).
2. Choose your search engine from the drop-down menu as seen on this screenshot (or click the Basics tab in the older version.)
3. Or alternatively click the Manage search engines… and then easily remove unwanted search engines by clicking the X button (the button is visible after hovering your cursor above the respective search engine item.)


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June 4, 2012 12:02 How To Disable AVG Secure Search On Newly Opened Tabs #206213
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AVG search on newly opened tabs

This feature could be disabled by clicking the Settings link in lower-right corner of the newly opened tab as seen on this screenshot (note the Settings link is not available on home page, it is present only on newly opened tabs).
- Modify the Show AVG Secure Search Box on new tabs in the browser as you wish.
- Click OK to save your configuration.
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