ok, so i had avg 2011, firefox 4, windows xp. When i did a google search AVG was hijacking my browser and sending me to search.avg.com
i did not want to be at search.avg.com, i wanted to be at google.com
ok, so i disabled the safesearch option and the toolbar option in firefox add-ons, disabled the LinkScanner component from the avg control panel, and restarted my computer.
you were still hijacking my browser.
so i uninstalled avg
there are no avg addons left in firefox, the program is uninstalled, and you are still hijacking my browser and sending me to search.avg.com
ive used avg since 2004 with no problems, and have recommended it to many people, which i am currently regretting. all i wanted was for the program to sit in the background and do your stuff, not interfere with my browser. tell me how to stop whatever it is you have left on my computer from hijacking my browser even after the uninstall, or i will bring legal action against you.
To change search via address bar to default proceed as follows:
- Open Firefox
- Type "about:config" in address bar
- Type "keyword.URL" to Filter bar
- Rightclick on keyword.URL and click on Reset
It is possible to disable AVG search when AVG toolbar is installed. (Toolbar Options - Advanced options - change default search engine and uncheck "Set and keep AVG Secure Search as the search provider for Address bar.")
I am having the same problem with my AVG, but with Google Chrome. Chrome doesn't have an "about:config" option. I went into Avg, clicked on Tools>Advanced Settings... but then I cannot find where to go from there to turn off the browser hijack.
It should be fairly easy in IE-9 with a small detail that is missed in most of the posts I have seen here or any other places:
- go to Programs tab in Internet options
- go to Manage Add-ons
- go to Search Providers
- Right click on AVG Secure Search and disable it. You can even remove AVG secure search here.